Kersti Tarien Powell, D.Phil.
Assistant Professor and Program Director of Irish Studies
Merion Hall 188
- D.Phil., Oxford University
- M.A., University of Tartu
- B.A., University of Tallinn
- Irish Fiction: An Introduction. New York and London: Continuum Press, 2004.
Refereed Journal Articles:
- "A Wholly Other World of Things, Hidden": Benjamin Black's and Tana French's Criminal Worlds." Clues, 35:2 (Winter 2017): 40-47.
- “This place.. so vividly, so violently, so murderously alive”: Emigration in John Banville’s Benjamin Black Novels.” Éire–Ireland, special issue "Ireland and the Contemporary." (Spring/Summer 2017): 144-168.
- “The Answer… is Yes and No: John Banville, Henry James and The Ambassadors.” Irish University Review, 45:2 (2015): 302-319.
- “‘Dualism is the word’: Wave/Particle Functions in Banville and Stoppard.” Texas Studies in Literature and Language, 56:3 (Fall 2014): 326-347.
- “‘Life just is like that’: Martin McDonagh’s Estonian Enigma.” New Hibernia Review, 15:1 (Spring 2011): 138-150.
- “Trying to Catch Long Lankin by His Arm: The Evolution of John Banville’s Long Lankin.” Irish University Review, 31:2 (Autumn/Winter 2001): 386-403.
Book Chapters & Invited Contributions:
- "'Cancel, cancel, and begin again': John Banville's Path from 'Einstein' to Mefisto" ABEI: The Brazilian Journal of Irish Studies special issue on John Banville (2020).
- “The Lighted Windows: Place in John Banville’s Fiction.” Irish University Review (John Banville Special Issue), Ed. Derek Hand, Vol. 36, No. 1 (Spring/Summer 2006): 39-51.
- “‘Not a son but a survivor:’ Beckett… Joyce… Banville.” Yearbook of English Studies “Irish Writing since 1950” Ed. Ronan McDonald, Vol. 35, Leeds: Manley Publishing & Modern Humanities Research Association, 2005: 199-211.
- “The Nightmare of Shapelessness: The Screen Adaptation of Elizabeth Bowen.” To the Other Shore: Cross-Currents in Irish and Scottish Studies, Eds. Shane Murphy, Anne Oakman and Neal Alexander, Belfast: Belfast Studies in Language, Culture and Politics, 2004: 153-158.
- “How Much Mystifying Mystery We Need: John Banville and Editorial Intervention.” New Voices in Irish Criticism, Vol. 3. Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2002: 181-187.
- “John Banville.” Dictionary of Literary Biography Volume 386: Twenty-first Century Irish Fiction Writers. Bruccoli Clark Layman Inc., 2020: 3-22.
- “Kate O’Riordan,” Dictionary of Literary Biography Volume 267: Twenty-first Century British and Irish Novelists, Bruccoli Clark Layman, Inc., 2003: 279-284.
- SJU Teaching Innovation Grant, Summer 2020
- Saint Joseph’s University Faculty Teaching Award, 2018
- Michael J. Morris Grant for Scholarly Research, 2017-18
- Saint Joseph University Summer Grant, 2016
- Wake Forest University Archie Grant for the Arts and Humanities, 2005
- Contemporary British and Irish Literature
- Archives and (modern) Manuscripts
- Authorship and Publishing
- Science and Literature