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Marian Eide

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Areas of Speciality
  • Theory
  • Transnational Literatures
  • Contemporary
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • 20th-Century American
  • Modernism
  • Comparative Literature
  • Ethics
  • (979) 845-8346
  • LAAH 527
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Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1994

M.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1991

B.A., Barnard College, 1987

Research Interests

Dr. Eide’s Scholars@TAMU Profile

  • Twentieth-century literature in English
  • Gender studies
  • Ethical theory


Terrible beauty - Eide

Terrible Beauty: The Violent Aesthetic in Twentieth-Century Literature. University of Virginia Press, Forthcoming December 2018





After Combat - EideAfter Combat: True War Stories from Iraq and Afghanistan. Potomac Books, University of Nebraska Press, 2018

After Combat bridges the gap between sensationalized media and reality by telling war’s unvarnished stories. Participating soldiers, sailors, marines, and air force personnel (retired, on leave, or at the beginning of military careers) describe combat in the ways they believe it should be understood. In this collection of interviews, veterans speak anonymously with pride about their own strengths and accomplishments, with gratitude for friendships and adventures, and also with shame, regret, and grief, while braving controversy, misunderstanding, and sanction.



Ethical Joyce - EideEthical Joyce.  Cambridge University Press, 2002.

Marian Eide argues that the central concern of James Joyce’s writing was the creation of a literary ethic. Eide examines Joyce’s ethical preoccupations throughout his work, particularly the tension between his commitment as an artist and his social obligations as a father and citizen during a tumultuous period of European history. This is the first study devoted to Joyce’s ethical philosophy as it emerges in his writing.

Other Publications

  • “Irish Famine Poetry and Memory Culture” Twentieth-Century Literature 63.1 (March 2017): 21-28.
  • “Maeve’s Legacy: Constance Markievicz, Eva Gore-Booth, and the Easter Rising,” Eire-Ireland 51.3&4 (Fall/Winter 2016): 80-103.
  • “Steve Biko & the Torture Aesthetic,” UFAHAMU: A Journal of African Studies 38.1 (Fall 2014), 9-34.
  • “Bad Timing and Ulysses’s Failed Jokes,” Novel 46.3 (Fall 2013), 424-437.
  • “Otherness and Singularity: Ethical Modernism,” A Handbook of Modernism Studies, ed. Jean-Michel Rabaté (London: Blackwell, 2013): 313-326.
  • “James Joyce’s Magdalenes,” College Literature 38.4 (Fall 2011), 57-75.
  • “Gender and Sexuality,” Joyce in Context, ed. John McCourt (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009; paperback, 2014): 76-87.
  • “‘The Stigma of Nation’: Feminist Just War, Privilege, and Responsibility,” Hypatia 23.2 (Spring 2008), 48-60.
  • “Witnessing and Trophy Hunting:  Writing Violence from the Great War Trenches,” Criticism 49.1 (Winter 2007), 85-104.
  • “The Woman of the Ballyhoura Hills:  James Joyce and the Politics of Creativity.” Twentieth Century Literature 44.4 (Winter 1998): 377-393.
  • “Forgiveness,” special issue of the journal South Central Review 27.3 (Fall 2010)