Joseph Nugent
66 Oakland St. Boston MA 02135
(617) 552-2228


May 2005 Ph.D University of California at Berkeley
1997 B.A. Maxima Cum Laude. University of California at Berkeley

Teaching and Education

Sep. 2005- Assistant Professor of English, Boston College
2004-2005 Visiting Instructor, English Dept., Boston College
2001-2004 Doctoral Candidate, Dept. of English, UC Berkeley
1997-2000 Graduate Student, Dept of English, UC Berkeley
Fall 1996 Undergraduate, University of Copenhagen
1994-97 Undergraduate, UC Berkeley


Producing Priestliness, Ph.D awarded May 21, 2005
Committee: J. Bishop (Chair); A. Zwerdling; D. Boyarin


“The Sword and the Prayerbook: the Ideal of Irish Manliness from Colmcill to Cúchulainn” (In press at Victorian Studies)
“The Human Snout: Pigs, Priest, and Peasants in the Parlor.” (Article in preparation)
“Manliness and Priestliness.” (Article in preparation)


Manuscript in preparation. The book examines the role of the clergy in Irish subject formation during the Irish Revival. My exploration of priestly self-fashioning in the literature of the period, but particularly in works written by the clergy themselves, offers original perspectives on the development of Irish nationalism and on Irish masculinity in the first decades of the twentieth century.

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