Duffy, Enda

Professor and Department Chair


B.Ed, St. Patrick's College, National University of Ireland
PhD Harvard University

+Enda Duffy is a Professor in the English Department at UC Santa Barbara. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University, where he won a Whiting Fellowship, and taught at Reed College and Wesleyan University before coming to UC Santa Barbara.  His central interests include modernism and postmodernism, Irish literature, cultural studies and critical theory, and James Joyce. He is the author of The Subaltern Ulysses (U of Minnesota P, 1994), and of  The Speed Handbook: Velocity, Pleasure, Modernism (Duke University Press, 2009).  The Speed Handbook was co-winner of the Modernist Studies Assocaition Book Award as the best book in modernist studies, 2010. Prof. Duffy is co-editor of Joyce, Benjamin and Magical Urbanism (European Joyce Studies, Vol. 21, 2011), of an edition of Ulysses and of Katherine Mansfield's short stories, and of numerous articles on Joyce, Irish modernism, and on post-colonial and modernist literature and culture. He is the founding director of COMMA, the Center on Modern Literature and Culture in the English Dept. Professor Duffy is currently working on two projects: a cultureal history of modern Ireland, and a book on energy in modernist culture.  



South Hall 2607A (chair) or SH 2717 alternate office

Office Hours: 

W18: by appointment


(805)893-3478 chair office phone


(805) 893-4622



Mailing Address: 

English Department

South Hall
UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-3170


Twentieth Century Anglophone Literature

Research Interests: 

  • Modernist literature and culture
  • James Joyce
  • Irish cultural studies
  • Critical theory




Articles & Chapters: 

"Engendering Monsters," The South Asian Review

"The Japanese Car as Postcolonial Novel," College Literature

"Joyce's Face," Marketing Modernisms (Duke Univ. Press)

"Joycean Fire" Modernist Cultures

"Ulysses Becomes Electra" James Joyce Quarterly

--and many others



Projects (Initiatives, Grants, etc.): 

COMMA: Center on Modern Literature, Materialism, Aesthetics


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