British Romanticism, Shakespeare, poststructuralist theory
JIM O'ROURKE, Professor, Ph.D. University of Washington (1985) is currently writing on Shakespeare's politics and the poetics of wonder.
- Retheorizing Shakespeare through Presentist Readings (Routledge, 2012). Nominated by Routledge Press for the Renaissance Society of America's 2013 Phyllis Goodhart Gordan Book Prize.
- Sex, Lies and Autobiography: The Ethics of Confession, University of Virginia Press, 2006. Co-recipient of the Jean-Pierre Barricelli prize of the International Conference on Romanticism for Outstanding Book in Romanticism Studies for the year 2006.
- Keats's Odes and Contemporary Criticism, University Press of Florida, 1998.
--"an eloquently written tour de force"; Linda Dowling (SEL).
--"an impressively learned book"; Duncan Wu (ECS).
--"exquisitely intelligent readings"; Jack Stillinger (SiR).
- "Major and Minor Narratives in 'Tintern Abbey,'" European Romantic Review (2014).
- "What Never Happened: Social Amnesia in Sense and Sensibility," Studies in English Literature (2014).