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Julia Obert

Associate Professor and Assistant Chair for the Department of English

Ph.D., University of California, Irvine

M.A., University of British Columbia

B.A., University of Western Ontario

Hoyt Hall 147/244: 307 766-6490 (Asst. Chair's Office) 

Julia, a graduate of the English Department and the Critical Theory Institute at the University of California, Irvine, studies postcolonial literature and theory, Irish literature, poetry and poetics, 20th century British literature, and contemporary critical theory (particularly sound theory and acoustic ecology, affect theory, and theories of spatiality). Her book Postcolonial Overtures: The Politics of Sound in Contemporary Northern Irish Poetry was published by Syracuse University Press in 2015.  Her work has also appeared in Eire-Ireland, Textual Practice, New Hibernia Review, Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies, Irish Studies Review, Postcolonial Text, and Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, and is forthcoming in Postmodern Culture, Irish University Review, and Emotion, Space, and Society. She teaches classes in migrant and postcolonial literatures, critical theory, and 20th century/contemporary British and Irish literatures for the department, and is currently working on a book about architectural space and urban planning in a variety of postcolonial cities.

Julia Obert

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