Dr Tara Stubbs | University of Oxford

Dr Tara Stubbs

Associate Professor in English Literature and Creative Writing, Department for Continuing Education; Fellow of Kellogg College

About

Dr Stubbs’ researches the modernist period, focusing on Irish and American literature, transatlantic exchange, and publication history.

Her 2013 work, American Literature and Irish Culture, 1910–1955: the Politics of Enchantment, discusses how modernist American writers such as F Scott Fitzgerald, Marianne Moore, Eugene O’Neill, John Steinbeck and Wallace Stevens engaged with Irish culture, and underlines the importance of Ireland as a locus of inspiration for American modernism. She has also written on Irish writers including W B Yeats and Richard Murphy, and is currently working on a book-length study on the idea of the 'Irish sonnet' within twentieth-century literature, provisionally entitled The Irish Sonnet in the Twentieth Century: Revision and Rebellion.

Expertise

  • Irish literature, culture, politics
  • English, Irish and American poetry from c.1850 to the present day
  • Modernism (British, Irish, American)
  • Individual writers: W B Yeats, Seamus Heaney, Marianne Moore, F Scott Fitzgerald, John Steinbeck, Wallace Stevens, Elizabeth Bishop, contemporary Irish poets
  • Close reading and the practice of reading poetry, especially form
  • Transatlantic/ transnational literature and culture, particularly twentieth century
  • American literature from 1900 to the present day

Languages

English