Jim O'Rourke

WMS 441
British Romanticism, Shakespeare, poststructuralist theory

JIM O'ROURKE, Professor, Ph.D. University of Washington (1985) is currently writing on Shakespeare's politics and the poetics of wonder.


  • Retheorizing Shakespeare through Presentist Readings (Routledge, 2012). Nominated by Routledge Press for the Renaissance Society of America's 2013 Phyllis Goodhart Gordan Book Prize.
  • Sex, Lies and Autobiography: The Ethics of Confession, University of Virginia Press, 2006. Co-recipient of the Jean-Pierre Barricelli prize of the International Conference on Romanticism for Outstanding Book in Romanticism Studies for the year 2006.
  • Keats's Odes and Contemporary Criticism, University Press of Florida, 1998.
            --"an eloquently written tour de force"; Linda Dowling (SEL).
            --"an impressively learned book"; Duncan Wu (ECS).
            --"exquisitely intelligent readings"; Jack Stillinger (SiR).


  • "Major and Minor Narratives in 'Tintern Abbey,'" European Romantic Review (2014).
  • "What Never Happened: Social Amnesia in Sense and Sensibility," Studies in English Literature (2014).

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