Faculty Profile for Dr. Julie McCormick Weng

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Dr. Julie McCormick Weng
Assistant Professor — English
phone: (512) 245-7689

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Dr. Julie McCormick Weng teaches courses in modern British, Irish, and postcolonial literatures. Her publications include two coedited volumes: Race in Irish Literature and Culture (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2023), with Malcolm Sen; and Science, Technology, and Irish Modernism (Syracuse University Press, 2019), with Kathryn Conrad and Cóilín Parsons. Her work is also featured or forthcoming in Modernism/modernity, Journal of Modern Literature, Éire-Ireland, Joyce Studies Annual, Feminist Formations, and more. Currently, she serves as Secretary of the American Conference for Irish Studies.

Teaching Interests

Recent Courses:
Global Modernisms
Contemporary Irish Literature
Experimental Modernisms
Joyce / Beckett

Modern Irish Drama
British Modernism
Global Modernist Short Stories
Postcolonial Women Writers
Critical Theory
James Joyce
Postcolonial Drama
Modern Poetry
Twentieth Century British Literature
British Literature Since 1785
World Literature Since 1600

Research Interests

Irish Studies, Global Modernisms, Postcolonial Studies, James Joyce, Samuel Beckett, Science and Technology, Gender and Women's Studies

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Weng, J. M. (n.d.). “A Dialectic of Modern Irish Enlightenment: Singing the Artist Electric.” Modernism/Modernity.
  • Weng, J. M. (n.d.). “Reading James Joyce in the Wake of the #MeToo Movement.” In K. Ebury, M. Fogarty, & B. English (Eds.), Ethical Crossroads in Literary Modernism. Clemson University Press.
  • Weng, J. M. (n.d.). “W. B. Yeats, the Irish Free State, and the Rhetoric of Race Suicide.” In M. Sen & J. M. Weng (Eds.), Race in Irish Literature and Culture. Cambridge University Press.
  • Weng, J. M., Conrad, K., & Parsons, C. (Eds.). (2019). Science, Technology, and Irish Modernism. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press.
  • Weng, J. M. (2016). “Her ‘Bisexycle,’ Her Body, and Her Self-Propulsion in Finnegans Wake.” Journal of Modern Literature, 39:(4), 49–66.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Nominee: Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching. 2021
  • Award / Honor Nominee: Presidential Award for Excellence in Service. 2020
  • Award / Honor Recipient: “Thank a Teacher” Certificate, Student-Nominated Recognition Award, Georgia Institute of Technology. 2017
  • Award / Honor Recipient: International James Joyce Foundation Fellowship, International James Joyce Foundation. 2016
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Nicholson Graduate Fellowship, Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory. 2013

Selected Service Activities

American Conference for Irish Studies
June 2021-2024
Diversity Subcommittee - American Conference of Irish Studies
May 2019-2021
Reviewer / Referee
Oxford University Press
October 2021
Reviewer / Referee
March 2021
Rhodes Prize for Books on Literature Committee, American Conference for Irish Studies