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Chapman, Wayne

Chapman, Wayne

Professor, modern British, Anglo-Irish, & American Literature

Office: 611 Strode
Phone: (864) 656-5399
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Research Interests
Victorian through twentieth-century British and Anglo-Irish literature (especially poetry); American writers (1855 to present); textual-genetic, bibliographic, and interdisciplinary studies of literature and literary history; history of the book and literary editing (in theory and practice); peace politics; poetry and poetics; W. B. Yeats and his circle; Leonard and Virginia Woolf and Bloomsbury.

Selected Professional Works

Books (Published)

Edward Dowden: A Critical Edition of the Complete Poetry. Editor. Clemson, South Carolina: Clemson University Digital Press, 2010. Digital.

Yeats's Poetry in the Making: "Sing Whatever Is Well Made." London, England: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010. Print.

The W.B. and George Yeats Library: A Short-title Catalog. Clemson, South Carolina: Clemson University Digital Press, 2006. Digital.

An Annotated Guide to the Writings and Papers of Leonard Woolf. Clemson University Digital Press, 2005.

Yeats's Collaborations: Yeats Annual No. 15 (London: Palgrave, 2002), eds. W. K. Chapman and W. Gould.

The Dreaming of the Bones and Cavalry. Editor. Ithaca, New York and London, England: Cornell University Press, 2003. Print.

The Countess Cathleen: Manuscript Materials by W. B. Yeats (Ithaca and London: Cornell UP, 1999), eds. M. J. Sidnell and W. K. Chapman.

Women in the Milieu of Leonard and Virginia Woolf: Peace, Politics, and Education (New York: Pace, 1998), eds. W. K. Chapman and J. M. Manson).

Yeats and English Renaissance Literature. London, England: Palgrave Macmillan Press; and New York, New York: St. Martin's Press, 1991. Print.

Journal Articles & Book Chapters (Published)

“A Chapbook Prize-Winning Poet.” [A review of two collections of poetry of 2008 by Rebecca Foust.] In The South Carolina Review 42.2 (Spring 2010): 233-236.

“’Notes Chirruping Answer’: Language as Music in James Joyce and Virginia Woolf.” Writing Modern Ireland: A Special Number of The South Carolina Review. Ed. Catherine E. Paul. 43.1 (Fall 2010): 213-220.

“Volumetrics and Value.” [A review-essay on W. B. Yeats. Mythologies. Eds. Warwick Gould and Deirdre Toomey. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.] In Writing Modern Ireland: A Special Number of The South Carolina Review. Ed. Catherine E. Paul. 43.1 (Fall 2010): 270-275.

Journal Articles & Book Chapters (Accepted or Submitted)

“A Vision and Yeats’s Poetry and Plays.” For Essays on W. B. Yeats’s A Vision. Eds. Matthew Gibson, Neil Mann, and Claire Nally. Clemson, SC: Clemson University  Digital Press, 2011. Forthcoming.

Conference Presentations (Delivered)

“Spengler’s The Decline of the West and Intellectual Quackery: Checking the Climate with Leonard Woolf and W. B. Yeats.” The 20th Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf. Georgetown University. Georgetown, KY. June 2010. 


Eureka! Honors Research Program Award. English—Bibliographic Studies: W. B. Yeats. Funded.