Eileen A. Joy

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Dept. of English Language & Literature
2225 Peck Hall (Box 1431)
Edwardsville, IL 62026-1431


Figure 1. Holland House Library, London (September, 1940)

[Reverse Image: "The Tower of Babel" by Pieter Brugel, c. 1563]

When a contradiction is impossible to resolve except by a lie, then we know that it is really a door.
(Simone Weil, 1909-1943)

OFFICE HOURS (Summer 2013):

in my virtual, traveling office; email me: eileenajoy@gmail.com

E. Joy's Curriculum Vitae

TEACHING: Summer 2013

ENG208 Topics in Early British Literature: Into the Wild [ONLINE]

Course Archives

HONR101 Honors Seminar: East Meets West

ENG111 Introduction to Literature: Beholding Violence in Drama and Film (ONLINE)

ENG200 Introduction to Literary Study

ENG214 Topics in World Literature: War and Heroism

ENG404 Chaucer: The Canterbury Tales

ENG421 Poetry & Prose of the Medieval Period: The Arthurian Remix

ENG441B Contemporary American Literature, Fiction: Fantastic/Slipstream/Realism

ENG480 Major Authors: Crossing Boundaries "The Question of Sin in the Works of John Milton and Neil Labute"

ENG480 Major Authors: Crossing Boundaries: Mise-en-Abyme in Boccaccio, Chaucer, Borges, and Auster

ENG 496: Open-Access Para-Academic Publishing Lab

ENG497a Senior Seminar: Bodies-Becoming and Identity Machines: Post/human Literatures

ENG502 Modern Literary Theory: Objects, Actants, Networks

ENG505 Seminar in Medieval Literature: Beowulf, Cultural Memory, and War

ENG505 Seminar in Medieval Literature: Masculinity, Violence, & the Medieval Romance

ENG505 Seminar in Medieval Literature: The Post/human Middle Ages

ENG505 Seminar in Medieval Literature: Writing, Race, and the English Nation

ENG505 Seminar in Medieval Literature: Medieval Sex

ENG505 Seminar in Medieval Literature: Medieval Supernatural

HIST111b/ENG101 New Freshman Seminar -- Introduction to Modern Western Civilization: On Memory and Forgetfulness, Reality and Fiction in History

IS399 [Interdisciplinary Studies] Lord of the Rings and Medieval Heroic Poetry

Figure 2. Grozny City Center, Chechyna (March 1995)

Figure 3. Unmarked Kosovar Albanian Graves in Djakovica (1999)

Scholarly Desiring-Assemblage

The BABEL Working Group



punctum books: spontaneous acts of scholarly combustion

Weblogs (Principal Author)

In The Middle

The International Society of Fools

Literature Compass

Speculative Medievalisms

Facebook Essential

BABEL Working Group on Facebook

Favorite Websites + Personal Concerns

Arts and Letters Daily

The Edge

Figure 4. 25-year-old Kamajor Fighter, Sierre Leone (2000)

(written in nail polish on the butt of his gun: war is my food)

Geoffrey Chaucer Hath a Blog

Human Rights Watch

Joseph Cornell: Navigating the Imagination

Kismet at M.I.T.

Emmanuel Levinas Web Page

The Librynth

       Figure 5. Electronic Beowulf (f. 129r) & Last Supper detail (post-restoration)

The Long Now Foundation


Figure 6. Personal Effects of Kosovar Victims, Meja (1999)

The Perseus Digital Library

The Rosetta Project

Sean Kernan's "The Secret Books"

Spanner Films

Peter Turnley's "The Unseen Gulf War"

Eddy van Wessel Photography

Thinking God: A Bilingual Simone Weil Reader

We Feel Fine & Universe (web-artworks by Jonthan Harris)

The Walter Benjamin Research Syndicate

Figure 7. Chechen Man at Samaski Mental Hospital (Grozny, 2002)

Figure 8. Gardens of Babur Shah, Kabul (2003)

Figure 9. Dead Chechen Woman Suicide Bomber

Figure 10. Boy Soldiers in Bunia, Congo (June 2003)

Figure 11. Russians checking list of victims of subway bombing (February 2004)

Figure 12. Sudanese refugees fleeing Darfur (April 2004)

Figure 13. Girl, aged 9, burned in Gujarat massacre (India, 2002)

Figure 14. Uganda's "Night Commuters" (June 2005)

Paul Auster

Figure 16. Paul Auster in Central Park (my favorite contemporary author)


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