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Heather Brown

Grad Appointee
Heather Brown is a doctoral student in English focusing on 20th Century British and Irish Literature. Her Master’s thesis examined how W.B. Yeats revised a series of Irish myths focusing on the hero Cúchulainn to create a national consciousness in Ireland. She is currently working to expand this study to consider how James Joyce used revisionist myth to create a different kind of national hero with Leopold Bloom in Ulysses. She has also spent some time studying the paintings and comics of Jack Yeats as examples of visual forms of resistance, a subject that led to a 2011 publication with Dr. Michael Demson titled “‘Aint I de Maine guy in dis paRade?’: Towards a Radical History of Comic Strips and Their Audience Since Peterloo” in the Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics. In 2012, Heather was able to continue this study when she viewed several of Jack Yeats’s paintings in person during her trip to Ireland for the Yeats International Summer School. Her research interests also include the concept of Blutbrüderschaft (blood brotherhood) in the work of D.H. Lawrence and how 20th Century British and American authors borrowed themes from one another. She explores this in relation to Lawrence and F. Scott Fitzgerald in a forthcoming article for the F. Scott Fitzgerald Review titled “‘Like a star balanced with another star’: Lawrentian Relationships in Tender Is the Night.
Heather Brown
Department of English
Spring 2015
  • ENG 11011 - 093 College Writing I
  • ENG 25002 - 001 Literature In English Ii
Fall 2015
  • ENG 21011 - 029 College Writing Ii
  • ENG 25002 - 002 Literature In English Ii