Department of English

Barbara A. Suess, Ph.D.

Office:   Atrium 242
Phone:   973-720-2581
Office Hours:   see link on menu

Department: English
Position: Associate Professor
Area Specialization: Modern Irish Literature, Victorian Literature, Modern Drama, Literary and Cultural Theory.

Current Book Project

“Bodily Integrities and Frances Power Cobbe’s Social Activism”


Progress and Identity in the Plays of W. B. Yeats, 1892 – 1907.  New York: Routledge, 2003.

 Co-editor (with Julie Nash), New Approaches to the Literary Art of Anne Brontë.  Aldershot, England: Ashgate Publishers, 2001.

 Selected Journal Articles & Book Chapters

“Colonial Bodies and the Abolition of Slavery: A Tale of Two Cobbes.” Slavery and Abolition 37:3 (September 2016): 541-560.      

“Robots and Rebels: Technological and Organic Discourse in Pearse’s Political Essays.”  Irish Modernism and the Global Primitive.  Ed. Maria McGarrity and Claire A. Culleton.  Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.  41-61.

 “Individualism and the Acceptance of Other: Yeats and Where There is Nothing.”  Renegotiating and Resisting Nationalism in Twentieth-Century Irish Drama.  Ed. Scott Boltwood.  Oxford: Oxford UP, 2009. 15-32.

 “The Writing’s on the Wall: Symbolic Orders in ‘The Yellow Wallpaper.’”  Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal 32.1 (Jan. – Feb. 2003): 79-97.

 “Suffering Mothers: The Birth of a New World in Yeats’s Purgatory and H.D.’s Euripides’ Ion. Journal Of Ritual Studies   12.2 (1998): 61-72.