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Marjorie Howes

associate professor of english

Marjorie Howes holds a B.A. from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. from Princeton University.  Her interests include Yeats, Joyce, Modernism, writing by women, 19th- and 20th-century Irish and Anglophone writing, postcolonial studies, feminism, migration, and transatlantic cultural history.

Selected Publications: 

  • Yeats’s Nations: Gender, Class, and Irishness (1996) 
  • Colonial Crossings: Essays in Irish Literary History (2006)
  • co-editor, Semicolonial Joyce (2000)
  • co-editor and contributor, The Cambridge Companion to W. B. Yeats (2006)
  • co-editor, a special issue of the journal Eire-Ireland on gender and Irish studies
  • editor, Bram Stoker’s Dracula contributing
  • editor, The Field Day Anthology of Irish Writing, Volume IV
  • “Postcolonial Yeats:  Culture, Enlightenment, and the Public Sphere,” Field Day Review 2 (2006)


Connolly House 213
617-552-3723
marjorie.howes@bc.edu