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Jeffrey Longacre


Jeffrey Longacre

Associate Professor

Ph.D. University of Tulsa, 2006
M.A.  Texas State University, 1998
B.A.  Texas State University, 1996


Primary Courses Taught:

ENGL 395: Film and Literature, ENGL 401: Studies in British and Commonwealth Literature, ENGL 475: The Modern Novel, ENGL 380: Modern Drama, ENGL 370: Romantic Prose and Poetry, ENGL 251: British Literary Tradition II, ENGL 250: British Literary Tradition I, ENGL 111 and 112: Composition sequence.


Dr. Longacre specializes in nineteenth- and twentieth-century British Literature and Film Studies. He has served as project manager of the Modernist Journals Project; an online, fully searchable, digital archive of modernist periodicals; and as book review editor of the James Joyce Quarterly. He is currently an Assistant Director of Honors Programs. His scholarly and teaching interests include Modernism, Irish literature, Romanticism and Film Studies. He is also active in UTM’s travel study program, having led successful travel study trips to Ireland, England, Scotland, Belgium, and France. He is currently working on an article on John Banville in the context of the Irish “Big House” novel and a book-length project tentatively titled, Extremes Meet: William Blake, James Joyce and the Idea of a Modern Epic.


Recent Publications:

  • “What the O Stands For: The Cold War Games of North by Northwest.” Hitchcock and the Cold War: New Essays on the Espionage Films, 1956-1969, edited by Walter Raubicheck, Pace UP (2018)
  • “Killing Caithleen: Edna O’Brien’s Country Girls Trilogy as Anti-Aisling,” Australasian Journal of Irish Studies, Vol. 18 (2018).
  • “The Difference Between Crows and Blackbirds: Alfred Hitchcock and the Treason of Images.” Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanities 34.2&3 (Winter/Spring & Summer 2015): 53-70.

Recent Scholarly Presentations:

  • “It’s Still Alive!—Frankenstein at 200.” Phi Kappa Phi Muriel Tomlinson Lecture in the Humanities, Martin, TN (February 2018).
  • “John Banville’s The Sea: James Joyce’s Last Novel.” South Central Modern Language Association (SCMLA) Convention, Tulsa, OK (November 2017).
  • “Gabriel’s Goloshes and the Diaspora of ‘The Dead’.” North American James Joyce Conference, Toronto, CAN (June 2017).

Email: jlongac1@utm.edu



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