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Holly Laird PhD

Professor of English and Francis W. O'Hornett Professor of Literature Henry Kendall College of Arts & Sciences
English Language and Literature
918-631-3408
holly-laird@utulsa.edu
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Biography

Holly Laird likes to teach, read, and write about Victorian and Modern literature, culture, and theory, especially turn-of-the-twentieth-century writing and transatlatic modernism. She is especially interested in women writers--having edited Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature from 1988 to 2005 and continuing to the present in a consultative position to this scholarly journal. Laird states, "For almost as long as I can remember myself, I have been fascinated by the lyric, and this fascination has led me to a book on D.H. Lawrence's poetry, a second book on coauthored verse--as well as fiction and autobiographies--and various articles on Michael Field, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Edith Sitwell, and fin-de-siecle poetry, among other topics."



Ph.D., Princeton University
A.B., Bryn Mawr College


Victorian and Modern literature, culture, and theory, especially turn-of-the-twentieth-century writing and transatlantic modernism
Women writers, having edited Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature from 1988 to 2005 and continuing to the present in a consultative position to this scholarly journal

Victorian and Modern literature, culture, and theory, especially turn-of-the-twentieth-century writing and transatlantic modernism


The following may be selected publications rather than a comprehensive list.

Books


Women Coauthors (University of Illinois Press, 2000).

Self and Sequence {University Press of Virginia, June 1988). --selected by Choice as an Outstanding Academic Book of 1988-1989.

Journal Articles


"Between the (Disciplinary) Acts: Modernist Suicidology," Modernism/Modernity, September issue, 18.3 (2011), 525-50.

"Suicide in D.H. Lawrence's Women in Love: a modernist ethics," New D. H. Lawrence, ed. Howard Booth (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2009), pp. 59-79.

"What Difference(s) Did She Make? Or, My Aunt, the Dragon," Silver Jubilee Issue, Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature 26, No.I (Spring 2007), 15-22.

"Reading 'Virginia's Death': A (Post)Traumatic Narrative of Suicide," Virginia Woolf and Trauma, ed, David Eberly and Suzette Henke (Pace University Press, 2007), pp. 247- 69.

"Michael Field as 'The Author of Borgia,"' Michael Field and Their World, ed. Margaret Stetz and Cheryl A. Wilson (Rivendale Press, 2007), pp. 29-38.

"The Death of the Author by Suicide: Fin-de-Siecle Poets and the Construction ofldentity," in The Fin de Siecle Poem: English Literary Culture and 1890s, ed. Joseph Bristow (Ohio University Press, 2005), pp. 116-51.

"'Records of pain and hope now spent': Elegy and Expenditure in D. H. Lawrence's Amores," Dickinson, 2003), pp. 132-50.

"The Coauthored Pseudonym: Two Women Named Michael Field," The Faces of Anonymity,ed. Robert Griffin (Palgrave, 2003), pp. 193-209.

'"A hand spills from the book's threshold': Coauthorship's Readers," PMLA 116 (March 200 I), 344-53.

"Aurora Leigh: An Epical Ars Poetica," rpt. in Critical Essays on Elizabeth Barrett Browning, ed. Sandra Donaldson (G. K. Hall, 1999), pp. 275-90.

"That's Not Funny: Laughter and Nonsense in the Making and (Postmodern) Remaking of Modernism," in The Future of Modernism

"Aurora Leigh: An Epical Ars Poetica," rpt. in Aurora Leigh, ed. Margaret Reynolds (New York: W. W. Norton, 1996), pp. 534-40.

"'Homunculus Stirs': Masculinity and the Mock-Heroic in Birds. Beasts and Flowers," in Lawrence and Comedy. ed. Paul Eggert and John Worthen (Cambridge University Press, 1996), pp. 109-30.

"Lawrence's Beginnings: Sexuality, Literary Success and Gender in the Production of Love Poems and Others," in D. H. Lawrence: The Cosmic Adventure, ed.

Lawrence B. Gamache and Phyllis Perrakis (Ottawa: Borealis Press, 1996), pp. 119-45. "Contradictory Legacies: Michael Field and Feminist Restoration," Victorian Poetry 33, No. I (1995), 111-28.

"Editing Feminist Journals: Report on the October 1993 Conference, 'Publishing Feminist Scholarship,"' Chain 1 (Spring/Summer 1994), 196-205.

"Reviewing Reviewing," College Literature 21, No.3 (1994), 62-65.

"Reading the Scholarly Journal as a Can/non," College Literature 19, No. I (1992), 110-13.

"Excavating the Early Poetry of D. H. Lawrence," D. H. Lawrence Review 23, Nos. 2-3 (1991), 111-28.

"Aurora Leigh: An Epical Ars Poetica," in Writing the Woman Artist: Literary Portraits and Self-Portraits, ed. Suzanne Jones (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1991), pp. 353-70.

. "The Politics of Publishing in Women's Studies in the U.S.," in AUETSA 90: Conference Papers, Vol. V: Feminism (University ofStellenbosch, 1990).

"Thinking Again about Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature," Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature 8, No. I (1989), 7-18.

"Heroic Theater in David," in Critical Essays on D. H. Lawrence, ed. Dennis Jackson, Critical Essays on British Literature Series (G. K. Hall & Co., June 1988), pp. 203-09.

"'Strange, Torn Edges': Reading the Collected Poems of D. H. Lawrence," in The Spirit of D.H. Lawrence, ed. Gamini Salgado and G. K. Das (Macmillan, Nov. 1986), pp. 199-213.

"The Poems of 'Piano'," D. H. Lawrence Review, Centennial Issue, 18 (Summer-Fall 1985-86), 183-99.

Journal Article Review


"The Short Fiction of D. H. Lawrence," Review Essay of Janice Hubbard Harris, The Short Fiction of D. H. Lawrence, in Papers in Language and Literature 24 (Winter 1988), I 03-08.

Other


Contribution to Millennium issue of PMLA 115 (winter 2000), 2072-73.

Newsletter


"Arnold among the Contentions of Criticism," Victorian Newsletter (Spring 1987), 1-4.


ENGL 3783 Special Topics:
ENGL 7063 Theory II
ENGL 7993 Directed M.A. Research; Directed Writing
ENGL 8153 20th Century Women Writers
ENGL 8183 Special Topics in 19th Century British Literature
ENGL 8203 Special Topics in Modern Literature
ENGL 8799 Qualifying Exam Preparation
ENGL 9981 Dissertation
HIST 4853 Topics in American History
WS 4383 Queer Theory/Queer Lives