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Dr. Emily Bloom

Emily Bloom specializes in Modern British and Irish Literature with an emphasis on media studies and sound studies. After receiving degrees at Washington University in St. Louis and Boston College, she completed her PhD at the University of Texas at Austin. She teaches courses on literary modernism, W.B. Yeats and the Irish Revival, banned books, and post-WWII British literature. Students in her classes encounter literature on the page and also off: they discuss texts in class and online, listen to recordings, watch films, create podcasts, and participate in public readings. Her current book project explores connections between radio broadcasting on the BBC and developments in Irish literature from the 1930s to the 1960s.

Selected Publications:

“Yeats’s Radiogenic Poetry: Oral Traditions and Auditory Publics.” Eire-Ireland 46:3&4 (Fall/Winter 2011): 227-251.

“Auralacy: From Plato to Podcasting.” Co-Authored with Lydia French. Currents in Electronic Literacy (2011).

“’The Protestant Thing to Do’: Anglo-Irish Performance in James Joyce’s Dubliners and Samuel Beckett’s All That Fall.” Texas Studies in Literature and Language 51:1 (Spring 2009): 1-16.

Emily Bloom
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin
Modern Irish and British Literature

Contact Information
Emily Bloom
Department of English
P.O. Box 3970
Atlanta, GA 30302-3970
Tel: 404.413.5800
Fax: 404.413.5830