Prof. José Lanters

José Lanters, Professor

phone: 414-229-4799
office: Curtin Hall 489
vita (pdf 167k)


PhD, University of Leiden, the Netherlands
BA & MA, University of Utrecht, the Netherlands

Research Interests:

Irish Literature and Culture

Teaching Interests:

Irish Literature and Culture
Modern British Literature

Other Relevant Activities:

Past President, American Conference for Irish Studies (ACIS)
Vice Chair for North America, International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures (IASIL), 2006-12
Faculty Co-Director, UWM Center for Celtic Studies

Recent Publications:

The "Tinkers" in Irish Literature: Unsettled Subjects and the Construction of Difference. Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 2008. 248 pp.

Unauthorized Versions: Irish Menippean Satire, 1919-1952. Washington, DC: Catholic University of America Press, 2000.

Selected articles
"Impossible Promise: The Child and the Androgyne in Thomas Kilroy's The Secret Fall of Constance Wilde and My Scandalous Life." Ilha do Desterro: A Journal of English Language, Literatures in English, and Cultural Studies, 58 (Jan-June 2010), special issue on "Contemporary Irish Theatre": 267-88.

"New Mind over Old matter: The Evolution of Too Late for Logic." Alive in Time: the Enduring Drama of Tom Murphy. Ed. Christopher Murray. Carysfort, 2010: 165-87.

"'Nothing Is Ever Arrived At': Otherness and Representation in Colum McCann's Zoli." No Country for Old Men: Fresh Perspectives on Irish Literature. Ed. Paddy Lyons and Alison O'Malley-Younger. Peter Lang, 2008: 31-45.

"The Identity Politics of Martin McDonagh." Martin McDonagh: A Casebook. Ed. Richard R. Russell. Routledge, 2007: 9-24.

"Irish Satire." A Companion to Satire: Ancient and Modern. Ed. Ruben Quintero. Oxford: Blackwell, 2007: 476-91.

"'Cobwebs on Your Walls': The State of the Debate about Globalisation and Irish Drama," in Global Ireland. Ed. Ondrej Pilny and Clare Wallace. Prague, 2006: 33-44.

"Playwrights of the Western World: Synge, Murphy, McDonagh," in A Century of Irish Drama: Widening the Stage. Ed. Stephen Watt et. al. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2000: 204-22.

"Old Worlds, New Worlds, Alternative Worlds: Ulysses, Metamorphoses 13, and the Death of the Beloved Son." James Joyce Quarterly 36.3 (1999): 525-40.