Dr Adrienne Janus
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Ph.D., Stanford University (Comparative Literature), 2004
M.A., Queen’s University, Belfast (Irish Writing), 1997
B.A., Princeton University (Comparative Literature), 1995
Adrienne Janus received her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Stanford University in August 2004. Before taking up the post of Lecturer at Aberdeen in January, 2006, she held post-doctoral positions in the French and Humanities departments at Stanford University and at the Institute of Irish Studies at Queens University, Belfast. Her specialism in the works of Samuel Beckett and James Joyce informs a particular interest in Irish and French modernism, in continental philosophy and in post-modern theory. The dominant concern of her writing and research is the poetics of auditory phenomena (music, noise, murmurs and laughter) in 20th century literature and theory. She has also written on questions of memory and history in contemporary Northern Irish poetry. She is currently working on a book entitled, 'Irish Laughter, French Infections and German Doctors.' Adrienne welcomes inquiries from potential research students, particularly those with interdisciplinary leanings towards European modernism, literary avant-gardes and auditory technology, continental philosophy and theory.
in The Vacuum, September 2012.
essay for exhibition at Gallery West, The Hague, 13.10.2012 - 01.12.2012.
in Sense and the Senses in the Philosophy of Jean-Luc Nancy, special journal issue of Senses and Society (with a foreword by J.-L. Nancy), ed. M. Syrontinski (London: Berg, 2013, forthcoming).
Comparative Literature 63.2 (2011)
Journal of Modern Literature 32.2 (2009)
Journal of Modern Literature 30.2 (2007): 180-196.
Review, Bryn Mawr Literary Review, February 2003.
Last Before America: Irish and American Writing. Ed. Brearton & Hughes. Belfast: Blackstaff Press, 2001.
Critical Ireland: New Essays in Literature and Culture. Ed. Kelly & Gillis. Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2001.
A Genealogy of Murmurs: Auditory Obsessions and Fundamental Sounds from Baudelaire to Beckett , Book Manuscript, 2013
Irish Laughter, French Infections, German Doctors, Book Manuscript, 2014