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Julia Obert

ObertAssociate Professor and Assistant Chair for the Department of English

Hoyt 147/244, jobert@uwyo.edu

Biography

Julia Obert studies postcolonial literature and theory, Irish literature, poetry and poetics, 20th century British literature, and contemporary critical theory.  Her first book, Postcolonial Overtures: The Politics of Sound in Contemporary Northern Irish Poetry, was published by Syracuse University Press in 2015, and she is now working on a second book project about architectural space and urban planning in a variety of postcolonial cities.  Her essays have appeared in a number of postcolonial studies, Irish studies, and theory journals.  Outside of work, Julia likes to ski, hike, play fiddle, and spend time with her dog, Maggie.

Education

Ph.D., University of California, Irvine

M.A., University of British Columbia

B.A., University of Western Ontario

Recent and Upcoming Courses

Postcolonial Literature and Theory

Contemporary Irish Literature

Writing War

Affect Theory

Reading the Body

Selected Publications/Awards

“The Entomological Imagination: Thomas Kinsella’s Insect Poems.”  Forthcoming in Irish University Review.

“What We Talk About When We Talk About Intimacy.” Emotion, Space and Society 24 (2016): 25-32.

“Architectural Space in Windhoek, Namibia: Monumentalization, Fortification, Subversion.” Postmodern Culture 26.1 (2016).

“The Architectural Uncanny: An Essay in the Postcolonial Unhomely.” Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies 18.1 (2016): 86-106.

Postcolonial Overtures: The Politics of Sound in Contemporary Northern Irish Poetry. Syracuse University Press (2015).

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