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Tufts University
Department of English
6 The Green
Room 216, East Hall
Medford, MA 02155

Office: 617.627.5171
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John Lurz
Associate Professor

Education

Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
B.A., Princeton University

Research Interests

  • Nineteenth- and Twentieth-century British Fiction
  • Literary Theory
  • James Joyce
  • Virginia Woolf
  • Marcel Proust
  • Semiotics and deconstruction
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Phenomenology
  • Media studies and the history of the book
  • Memory

Selected Publications

  • The Death of the Book: Modernist Novels and the Time of Reading, Fordham University Press, forthcoming.
  • "Literal Darkness: Finnegans Wake and the Limits of Print,
    "The James Joyce Quarterly 49.3 (Autumn 2013): 675-791.
  • "The Memory of the Book: The Particular Bodies of Daniel Deronda,"
    NOVEL: A Forum on Fiction 46.3 (Autumn 2013): 438-452.
  • "Sleeping with Proust: Affect, Sensation and the Books of the Recherche,"
    New Literary History 42.1 (Winter 2011): 129-146.
  • "Mediation and the Object of the Book: A Critical Response to Garrett Stewart,"
    Critical Inquiry 37.2 (Winter 2011): 348-54.