Faculty Directory--Susan Harris
Susan Cannon Harris was born in Midland, Michigan in 1969, and grew up in Rye, New York. She graduated summa cum laude from Yale University in 1991. In 1993 she earned her master's degree in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In 1994 she transferred to the Ph.D program at the University of Texas at Austin, where she worked with Elizabeth Butler Cullingford, Barbara Harlow, and Ann Cvetkovich. She received her Ph.D from the University of Texas in 1998. Since August 1998 she has been an assistant professor in the Department of English and the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies at Notre Dame. From 1999-2001 she served as the Undergraduate Director for the Keough-Naughton Institute. In addition to Irish drama, her teaching interests include contemporary Irish literature, modern British fiction, gender studies, African literature in English, and crime fiction.
Her first book, Gender and Modern Irish Drama, is now available from Indiana University Press and can be ordered through their online catalogue. She has also published articles in Genders, the James Joyce Quarterly, Eire-Ireland, Modern Drama, Twentieth-Century Literature, and The Emily Dickinson Journal. She is currently at work on a project about theater and culture in eighteenth-century Dublin; her article ‘The Tender Mother and the Faithful Wife: Theater, Charity, and Female Subjectivity in Eighteenth-Century Ireland’ appeared in the Fall 2002 issue of Eire-Ireland.