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ROBERT STILLING, Assistant Professor, (Ph.D. University of Virginia, 2012; B.A. Yale, 1999), specializes in twentieth and twenty-first century British literature and culture, with particular interests in transnational modernism, postcolonial studies, poetry, and visual art. His current project examines the reprisal of fin-de-siècle "decadence" in contemporary British, Irish, and Postcolonial poetry and art. His research explores the reemergence of figures such as Oscar Wilde, J.-K. Huysmans, and Walter Pater in the work of contemporary poets and artists such as Derek Walcott, Derek Mahon, Agha Shahid Ali, Bernardine Evaristo, and Yinka Shonibare.
- "Warramou's Curse: Epic, Decadence, and the Colonial West Indies," Victorian Literature and Culture. (forthcoming, 2015)
- "An Image of Europe: Yinka Shonibare's Postcolonial Decadence." PMLA 128.2 (March 2013), pp. 299-321.
- "Consonance" (revised entry), in The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics, 4th ed. Ed. Roland Greene et al. Princeton University Press (2012).
- What Should I Read Next? (ed. with Jessica Feldman), University of Virginia Press (2008).
- "Between Friends: Rediscovering the War Thoughts of Robert Frost." Virginia Quarterly Review (Fall 2006).
HONORS AND AWARDS
- Bradley Fellow, Department of English, University of Virginia, 2011-12
- Award for Excellence in Scholarship in the Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Virginia, 2011
- Thomas J. Griffis Prize for best essay by a graduate student, Department of English, University of Virginia, 2011
- Society of Fellows, University of Virginia, 2006-2007 and 2008-2009
- President's Fellow, University of Virginia, 2004-2009
- ENL 4132 - The Modern British Novel
- ENL 4273 - Modern British Literature
- LIT 4182 - Irish Literature
- LIT 5186 - Studies in Irish Literature (grad seminar)