Joseph Valente

Professor Joseph Valente.

UB Distinguished Professor
Office: 437 Clemens Hall
Phone number: (716) 645-0693
E-mail address:


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

Work in Progress

  • Autism and Moral Authority in Modern Literature (monograph)

Selected Books

Book Cover, The Child Sex Scandal.
  • 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)