The University of Sheffield
School of English

Dr Katherine Ebury

Room 1.24, Jessop West
1 Upper Hanover Street
S3 7RA

Internal extension: 26295
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Katherine Ebury


I joined the School of English in September 2012 as Lecturer in Modern Literature. Before that I studied and taught at the University of York.

My primary research interests are in modernism, literature and science and Irish Studies. I also maintain a secondary interest in contemporary poetry and poetics, having completed my MA thesis on John Berryman.


I’m currently preparing a monograph, to be published with Palgrave in August 2014, based partly on my doctoral research. The project addresses representations of the new physics, specifically the science of cosmology, in the work of Yeats, Joyce and Beckett. I aim to explore each author's deliberate mapping of a changed relationship between the world and the artwork in the aftermath of revolutionary changes in the scientific perception of reality. Key texts for my project include Yeats's 'A Vision' and Joyce's 'Finnegans Wake', as well as Beckett's ‘Trilogy’.


For the 2013/2014 academic year I will teach on the following courses

In the past I have supervised BA and MA dissertations on topics including modernism, D. H. Lawrence, E. M. Forster, queer sexuality, gender and madness, Sylvia Plath, Ibsen, Evelyn Waugh, Aldous Huxley, WWI, the middlebrow and masculinity theory.

Selected Publications




I have published review essays in Modernism/modernity, James Joyce Quarterly, James Joyce Literary Supplement, James Joyce Broadsheet, Journal of Literature and Science.

Web publication

Selected Talks