1. University of Virginia
  2. Arts & Sciences

Victor Luftig

Associate Professor, Director of the Center for the Liberal Arts

338A Bryan Hall

Office Hours:

T 1:30-2:30
W 10:30-11:30

Degrees

Ph.D. Stanford, 1988
M.A. Johns Hopkins, 1983
B.A. Colgate University, 1981

20th Century Literature (Irish and English); education of K-12 teachers

Specialties

20th C British, Irish, Modernism

Books

Joyce and the Subject of History, University of Michigan Press, 1996
Seeing Together, Stanford University Press, 1993

Selected Articles

  • "Raising the Bar: K-8,"in Composition(s) in the New Liberal Arts, eds. Joanna Castner and James Inman (Hampton, 2009).
  • "Power All the Way: Poetry, Presidents, and the Centre," UCG Women's Studies Review  (Galway, Ireland), Volume Three, 1995, excerpted in Women Emerging, A Decade of Irish Feminist Scholarship, eds. R. Pelan and A. Hayes (National University of Ireland at Galway, 2005).
  • "Poetry, Casuality, and an Irish Ceasefire," The Peace Review, June 2001.
  • "Literary Tourism and Dublin's Joyce," in Joyce and the Subject of History, 1996 (above), originally printed as "'A Standard of Service and Sophistication': Joyce and the Tourism Trap," James Joyce Quarterly, Summer 1991,and reprinted in The Irish Review (Belfast), Winter 1991-1992 and Magyar Lettre Internationale, 1996-1997

Selected Book Reviews

  • Bloomsday 100: Essays on “Ulysses,” eds. Morris Beja and Anne Fogerty, for James Joyce Quarterly, Volume 47, No. 2, Winter 2010
  • Joyce and Company by David Pierce, for James Joyce Quarterly, Volume 45, Number 2, Winter 2008
  • Critical Companion to James Joyce: A Literary Reference to his Life and Work by Nichaols Fargnoli and Michael Patrick Gillespie, for James Joyce Literary Supplement, Volume 22, Number 1, Spring 2008
  • The Marriage Paradox: Modernist Novels and the Cultural Imperative by Davida Pines, for Modernism/Modernity, Volume 14, No. 2, 2007
  • Irish Poetry and the Construction of Modern Identity by Stan Smith, for Irish Studies Review, Volume 15, No. 1, 2007

Presentations

  • "New Forms of the Book: Modernist Texts, Digital Editions, Virtual Libraries, Bookstores Real and Imagined," roundtable co-organized with John Whittier-Ferguson, Modernist Studies Association conference, Montreal, November 2009
  • “A New Modernist Classroom?,” roundtable co-organized with John Whittier-Ferguson, Modernist Studies Association conference, Nashville, November 2008.
  • Major forum on "Teachers for a New Era," American Association for College Teachers of Education annual conference, New York City, February 2007
  • Chair, "Beckett at 100 and Irish Writing," Modern Language Association Convention, December 2006
  • "Teacher Quality and Induction," "Preparing Today's Leaders for Tomorrow's High Schools" conference, Alliance for Excellent Education, Washington, DC, October 2004
  • "The Laureateship as Political Capital," Interdisciplinary Nineteenth Century Studies conference, Fairfax, Va., April 2002

Other Positions Held

  • Faculty member, Bread Loaf School of English, Middlebury College, 1993-1996, 1997-
  • Associate Professor of English and Director of University Writing, Brandeis University, 1994-1999.
  • Assistant Professor of English, Yale University, 1988-94; Co-Director, Bass Writing Program, 1989-1992, 1993-1994.

Committees and Consultancies

  • Executive Committee, Anglo-Irish Literature Discussion Group, Modern Language Association, 2004-2007, Chair, 2006
  • Bread Loaf Rural Teachers Network, 1996 -
  • Test Development Committee, Advanced Placement Exam, English Literature and Composition and English Language and Composition, Educational Testing Service, 1995-1998

Awards, fellowships, additional recognition

  • Commencement speaker, Bread Loaf School of English, Lincoln College, Oxford, 2011
  • Robert Frost Chair, Bread Loaf School of English, Middlebury College, 2009
  • Commencement speaker, Bread Loaf School of English, Middlebury College, 2003
  • Marino Chair, Bread Loaf School of English, 1998