Bill Harrison

Teaching, writing, and other stuff.
Oct 17, 2014

In print.

Harrison, Bill. "Censors, Critics, and the Suppression of Norah James's Sleeveless Errand." Atenea 33.1-2 (2013): 23+. Literature Resource Center.

Oct 16, 2014

Spring 2015 Courses

ENGL 368-01 Connections in Recent Literature: Literature and the Second World War MF 1030AM-1210PM Schrader 4

HUMN 220-01 Western Humanities I WF 1230-210PM Welles 119

Aug 8, 2013

Fall 2013 Book lists for ENGL213-01, ENGL233-01, and ENGL170-03

These are the complete book lists.

ENGL170-03, The Practice of Criticism [MF 230-345PM, Welles 119]

Jack Zipes, ed. The Trials and Tribulations of Little Red Riding Hood. 2nd ed. NY: Routledge, 1993. pap. 9780415908351

Muriel Spark. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie. 1961. NY: HarperPerennial, 2009. 9780061711299

Mark Strand and Eavan Boland, eds. The Making of a Poem. A Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms. Norton. pap. 9780393321784

Gerald Graff and Cathy Birkenstein. They Say/I Say: The Moves That Matter In Academic Writing. 2nd ed. NY: Norton, 2009. 9780393933611

Ross Murfin and Supriya Ray. Bedford Glossary of Critical and Literary Terms. 3rd ed. Boston: Bedford, 2008. 9780312461881

Jonathan Culler. Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction. Rev. ed. Oxford UP, 2011. 9780199691340

MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. 7th ed. NY: MLA, 2009. 9781603290241

ENGL213-01, British Literature II [MW 11340AM-1254PM, Welles 119]

The Broadview Anthology of British Literature: Concise Volume B. The Age of Romanticism, The Victorian Era, The Twentieth Century and Beyond. Ed. Joseph Black et al. Broadview P, 2007 pap. 9781551118697

Alexander Pope. An Essay on Man. 1734. "An Essay on Man" and Other Poems. Dover Publications. n.d. 9780486280530

Samuel Johnson. The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia. 1759. Dover Publications. n.d. 9780486440941

William Beckford. Vathek. 1786. Ed. Roger H. Lonsdale. Oxford U P, 2008. 9780199537228

D.H. Lawrence. The Fox; The Captain's Doll; The Ladybird. 1923. Penguin, 2006. 9780141441832

John Osborne. Look Back In Anger. 1956. Penguin Plays, 1982. 0140481753

Muriel Spark. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie. 1962. Harper Perennial, 2009. 9780061711299

MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. 7th ed. NY MLA, 2009. 9781603290241

ENGL233-01, Topics in Post-1700 Literature: Literature of the Interwar Period [MWF 1030-1120AM, Welles 119]

George Bernard Shaw. Heartbreak House. 1919. Penguin Classics, 2001. 978-0140437874

D.H. Lawrence. Aaron's Rod. 1922. Penguin, 1996. 978-0140188141

E.M. Forster. A Passage to India. 1924. Mariner, 1965. 978-0156711425

Noel Coward. Blithe Spirit, Hay Fever, Private Lives: Three Plays. Vintage, 1999. 978-0679781790

Christopher Isherwood. The Memorial. 1932. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 1999. 9780816633692

Betty Miller. Farewell Leicester Square. [c. 1935.] 1941. Persephone, 2000. 978-1903155035

Herbert Read. The Green Child. 1935. NY: New Directions, n.d. 9780811201728

Phyllis Bottome. The Mortal Storm. 1937. Northwestern U P, 1998. 978-0810114715

Graham Greene. Brighton Rock. 1938. NY: Penguin, 2004. 9780142437971

Apr 6, 2013

Fall 2013 Course List

  • ENGL170-03, The Practice of Criticism, MF 230-345PM, Welles 119

  • ENGL213-01, British Literature II, MW 11340AM-1254PM, Welles 119

  • ENGL233-01, Topics in Post-1700 Literature: Literature of the Interwar Period, MWF 1030-1120AM, Welles 119

Jan 18, 2013

ENGL 213-01, Spring 2012, British Literature II

This is the complete book list.

  • The Broadview Anthology of British Literature: Concise Volume B. The Age of Romanticism, The Victorian Era, The Twentieth Century and Beyond. Ed. Joseph Black et al. 2007 pap. 9781551118697

  • William Beckford. Vathek. 1786. Ed. Roger H. Lonsdale. Oxford U P, 2008. 9780199537228

  • Evelyn Waugh. Vile Bodies. 1930. Little, Brown-Back Bay Books, 1977. 9780316926119

  • John Osborne. Look Back In Anger. 1956. Penguin Plays, 1982. 0140481753

  • J.G. Ballard. Running Wild. Noonday-Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1999. 9780374525460

  • MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. 7th ed. NY MLA, 2009. 978-1603290241

Jan 2, 2013

Western Humanities I, HUMN220-01, Spring 2013 Booklist

The complete book order appears below.

  • Homer. The Odyssey. Trans. Robert Fitzgerald. Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1998. 9780374525743

  • Aeschylus. Oresteia. Trans. Christopher Collard. Oxford UP, 2009. 9780199537815

  • Hesiod. Theogony and Works and Days. Trans. M.L. West. Oxford UP, 2009. 9780199538317

  • Thucydides. On Justice, Power and Human Nature: The Essence of Thucydides' "The Peloponnesian Wars." Trans. Paul Woodruff. Hackett, 1993. 978-0872201682

  • Plato. The Republic. Trans. Grube and Reeve. Hackett, 1992. 978-0872201361

  • Aristotle. The Nicomachean Ethics. Trans. David Ross. Oxford UP. 9780199213610

  • Cicero. The Republic and The Laws. Trans. Niall Rudd. Oxford UP, 2008. 9780199540112

  • Livy. The Rise of Rome: Books One to Five. Trans. T.J. Luce. Oxford UP, 2009. 9780199540044

  • The Bible.

  • Boethius. The Consolation of Philosophy. Rev. ed. Trans. Victor Watts. Penguin, 2000. 978-0140447804

  • Thomas Aquinas. Treatise on Law. Trans. Richard J. Reagan. Hackett, 2000. 978-0872205482

  • Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, The Pearl, and Sir Orfeo.. Trans. J.R.R. Tolkien. DelRey, 1988. 978-0345277602

  • Christine De Pizan. The Book of the City of Ladies. Trans. Rosalind Brown-Grant. NY: Penguin Putnam, 1999.

  • Nicolo' Machiavelli. The Prince. Trans. Peter Bondanella. Oxford UP, 2008. 978-0199535699

  • Shakespeare. Hamlet. Signet, 1998. 978-0451526922

Oct 13, 2012

My Spring 2013 Courses

You'll find these listed in the college's master schedule.

HUMN220-01, Western Humanities I, MWF 10-1110AM, Newton 212

ENGL142-04, Literary Forms: Novella, MF 230-345PM, Welles 119

ENGL213-01, British Literature II, MW 1130AM-1245PM, Welles 119

Descriptions and book lists will follow.

Oct 12, 2012

My panel session for the 2013 Northeast Modern Language Association convention in Boston (March 21-24) has been finalized. The program copy appears below. The time, date, and location have yet to be scheduled, although the panel will occur somewhere in the Hyatt Regency. If you are attending the conference, please come by.

  • Session: The Dandy After Wilde

    Chair: Bill Harrison, SUNY Geneseo

  • Nils Dardel: The Life and Work of a Transnational (Queer) Dandy

    John Potvin, Concordia University

  • "Welcome to London!": Post-war Britain, Teenagers, and the Political Dandy in Absolute Beginners

    Bill Harrison, SUNY Geneseo

  • Zoot Suit Dandyism: from Cab Calloway to Pachuca/o Culture and the Zoot Suit Riots

    Elle Weatherup, Menlo College

More to be found at the convention site.

Jul 5, 2012

ENGL 213-01, Fall 2012, British Literature II

This is the complete book list.

  • The Broadview Anthology of British Literature: Concise Volume B. The Age of Romanticism, The Victorian Era, The Twentieth Century and Beyond. Ed. Joseph Black et al. 2007 pap. 9781551118697

  • Benjamin Disraeli. Sybil, Or, The Two Nations. 1845. Ed. Sheila Smith. Oxford University P, 2009. pap. 9780199539055

  • D.H. Lawrence. St Mawr; The Princess; The Woman Who Rode Away. Ed. James Lasdun. London: Penguin, 2007. pap. 9780141441665

  • John Osborne. Look Back In Anger. Penguin Plays, 1982. 0140481753

  • Ian McEwan. Enduring Love: A Novel. NY: Anchor-Random House, 1998. 9780385494144

  • MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. 7th ed. NY MLA, 2009. 978-1603290241

Jul 4, 2012

CFP: The Dandy After Wilde (NeMLA 2013; abstracts due 9/30/12)

44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) March 21-24, 2013 Boston, Massachusetts Host Institution: Tufts University

This conference panel, The Dandy After Wilde, investigates how the fluid cultural tropes of dandyism can be understood within a complex latticework of gendered, racialized, sexual, and national identities. Recent work (that is, since 2000) by Susan Fillin-Yeh, Miranda Gill, and Monica Miller have done much to focus attention on what Miller terms "alternative dandyism" -- conceptions of the dandy beyond its classic Brummellian tropes. This significant reappraisal of the dandy, in combination with a popular, internet-fueled sartorial advocacy for dress and consumption under the monicker of dandyism, make further exploration of these cultural paradigms even more trenchant.

Writers and critics as varied Charles Baudelaire and Walter Benjamin, Cyril Connolly and Albert Camus, have been drawn to the dandy as idealized literary and cultural type. The twentieth-century suggested significant revisions to the dandy's paradigms; for example, after the prosecution of Oscar Wilde, as Alan Sinfeld notes, the dandy became inextricably linked to gay male sexuality. Further developments in both the political and consumer realm, particularly for Western democracies, challenge both the status of the dandy as type as well as its concomitant attractions.

This panel encourages critical considerations of the problematization of dandyism and reexaminations of dandical representations dating after 1900, the year of Wilde's death. While submissions of all kinds are invited, of special interest are papers that acknowledge the demands that modernist and post-modernist culture place upon this paradigm, as well as projects that consider dandyism from multi-cultural or transnational perspectives.

Send 250-word abstract to Bill Harrison, harrison@geneseo.edu. Subject line: NeMLA 2013.

Deadline: September 30, 2012

Please include with your abstract:

Name and Affiliation
Email address
Postal address
Telephone number
A/V requirements (if any; $10 handling fee with registration)

The 2013 NeMLA convention continues the Association's tradition of sharing innovative scholarship in an engaging and generative location. The 44th annual event will be held in historic Boston, Massachusetts, a city known for its national and maritime history, academic facilities and collections, vibrant art, theatre, and food scenes, and blend of architecture. The Convention, located centrally near Boston Commons and the Theatre District at the Hyatt Regency, will include keynote and guest speakers, literary readings, film screenings, tours and workshops.


Interested participants may submit abstracts to more than one NeMLA session; however, panelists can only present one paper (panel or seminar). Convention participants may present a paper at a panel and also present at a creative session or participate in a roundtable. http://www.nemla.org/convention/2013/cfp.html

I have posted this call on h-net, cfp.english.upenn.edu, and, of course, the NeMLA site.