1. University of Virginia
  2. Arts & Sciences

Jesse Bordwin

Assistant Professor, General Faculty

203 Dawson's Row

Class Schedule:

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

Degrees

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

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

Specialties

Global and Transnational Studies

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