Joseph Valente

Joseph Valente.

Joseph Valente

Joseph Valente

Interests

modernism, Irish studies, literary & cultural theory, autism studies

Contact Information

437 Clemens Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0693

jvalente@buffalo.edu

Biography

Joseph Valente is UB Distinguished Professor of English and Disability Studies at the University at Buffalo. He is the Treasurer of the International Yeats Society and Vice President of the Northeastern Modern Language Association He has authored The Myth of Manliness in Irish Nationalist Culture, 1880-1922 (University of Illinois Press, 2011), Dracula’s Crypt: Bram Stoker, Irishness and the Question of Blood (University of Illinois Press, 2002, 2012), and James Joyce and the Problem of Justice: Negotiating Sexual and Colonial Difference (Cambridge UP 1995, 2009). Most recently, he co-authored, with Margot Backus, The Child Sex Scandal and Modern Irish Literature: Writing the Unspeakable (Indiana University Press, 2020). His edited collections include Quare Joyce (University of Michigan Press, 1997), Disciplinarity at the Fin-de Siecle (with Amanda Anderson, Princeton University Press), Urban Ireland (a special issue of Eire-Ireland) Joyce and Homosexuality (a special issue of the James Joyce Quarterly), Yeats and Afterwords (with Marjorie Howes, Notre Dame University Press, 2014), and Ireland in Psychoanalysis (with Seán Kennedy and Macy Todd, a special issue of Breac). In addition, he has published over 65 journal articles and book chapters in such venues as Critical Inquiry, Diacritics, Novel, ELH, Narrative, Modern Fiction Studies, Journal of Modern Literature, Eire-Ireland, Irish University Review, James Joyce Quarterly, Joyce Studies Annual, Studies in Romanticism, The Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability, and The Journal of Critical and Religious Theory.

Work in Progress

  • Autism and Moral Authority in Modern Literature (monograph)

Selected Books

Book cover for The Child Sex Scandal and Modern Irish Literature: Writing the Unspeakable.
  • The Child Sex Scandal and Modern Irish Literature: Writing the Unspeakable (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2020).
  • Co-edited with Marjorie Howes, Yeats and Afterwords (Notre Dame, IN: Notre Dame University Press, 2014)
  • The Myth of Manliness in Irish Nationalist Culture, 1880-1922 (Champagne-Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2011)
  • Edited, Urban Ireland, a Special Issue of Eire-Ireland (Spring-Summer, 2010)
  • Dracula’s Crypt: Bram Stoker, Irishness and the Question of Blood (Champagne-Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2002; Kindle Edition 2012)
  • Edited, Quare Joyce (Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 1998)
  • James Joyce and the Problem of Justice: Negotiating Sexual and Colonial Difference (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1995; reissued in paperback 2009)