1. University of Virginia
  2. Arts & Sciences

Bordwin

Dissertation Description

“The Space Between the Novel and the World: Objects in the Contemporary Anglophone Novel"

Publications

  • Review of Babette Tischleder, The Literary Life of Things, in Critical Inquiry (forthcoming)
  • The Atlantic Monthly,” World of Antebellum America: A Daily Life Encyclopedia. (January, 2017)

Awards and Honors

  • Fellow, Institute for the Humanities and Global Cultures, 2016-2017
  • Buckner W. Clay Award in the Humanities, 2016-2017
  • American Comparative Literature Association Conference Travel Grant, March 2016
  • Junior Fellow, Society of Fellows, UVA, 2015-2016
  • Mellon Graduate Teaching Seminar for Excellence in the Humanities Fellowship, 2014-2015
  • Winchester Fellowship, Wesleyan University, summer 2014
  • Scholarship, Keough Naughton Institute of Irish Studies, Notre Dame University, summer 2014

Conferences and Lectures

  • “Ask Not What Objects Can Do For You: or, How to Read Locally in Éilís Ní Dhuibhne’s The Bray House.” American Conference for Irish Studies, University of Notre Dame, March 30-April 3, 2016
  •  “Local Things in a Global Age; or, Why Matter Matters in the Contemporary Irish Novel.” American Comparative Literature Association Meeting, Harvard University, March 17-20, 2016
  • “But Which Things Were Carried? Diaspora and the Material Local.” Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present Conference, Clemson University, September 24-26, 2015
  • Guest Lecturer in Writing Instruction, ENLT 2547: “Black Women Writers,” fall 2015
  •  “The Material Local: Tom McCarthy, Things, and the Material Imaginary.” American Comparative Literature Association Meeting, University of Washington, March 26-29, 2015
  • Guest Lecturer in Writing Instruction, ENLT 2547: “Black Women Writers”, fall 2014
  • Guest Lecturer, LASE 2110, UVa, summer 2014
  • “Dispossession and Nacheinander: Imagining Diaspora through Things.” American Comparative Literature Association Meeting, New York University, March 20-23, 2014
  • “Nacheinander and Nebeneinander: Diaspora and Dispossession in Ulysses.” The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900, Louisville, KY, February 20-22, 2014
  • “We Live in Things: Articulating Ecologies in Virginia Woolf.” Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment, Lawrence, KS, May 28-June 1, 2013
First Name: 
Jesse
Position: 
Assistant Professor, General Faculty
Email: 
jessebordwin@virginia.edu
Computing ID: 
jeb2sm
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Office Address: 

203 Dawson's Row

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Degrees: 

M.A. in English Language and Literature, University of Virginia, 2014

B.A. Wesleyan University, with Honors in English Language and Literature, 2010

Class Schedule: 

T/Th 800-915
T/Th 930-1045
T/Th 330-445

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