Marilyn Reizbaum

Harrison King McCann Professor of English, Director of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Program

Marilyn Reizbaum works in the areas of modernist studies, contemporary Scottish and Irish literatures and film, Jewish cultural studies, the history of ideas.  She has written widely on the work of James Joyce, and also about other modernist writers such as Djuna Barnes and Virginia Woolf. Her book Unfit: Jewish Degeneration and Modernism, forthcoming with Bloomsbury Academic, considers the impact of degeneration theory authored by fin-de siècle Jewish cultural critics on developments within modernism, with chapters on photography, fiction and film. Her current project is a monograph on Muriel Spark’s literary style, “The Art of Ridicule."

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 ulysses.jpeg collaborative-dubliners.jpeg Poster for 1979 International James Joyce Symposium in Zurich. Poster design by Harold Garde. frontispiece for James Joyce's Judaic Other

Marilyn Reizbaum


  • PhD, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • ML, English Literature, University of Edinburgh