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Patrick Mullen

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Associate Professor of English; Undergraduate Program Director

Patrick Mullen is the author of The Poor Bugger’s Tool: Irish Modernism, Queer Labor, and Postcolonial History (Oxford, 2012), which is soon to be released in paperback. He has also written articles on Edith Wharton, James Joyce, and Roger Casement that have appeared in Novel, Critical Quarterly, and Public Culture. He teaches courses in the areas of modernism, the history of the novel, critical theory, queer theory, Irish studies, and film. He regularly leads one of Northeastern’s summer Dialogue of Civilizations to Ireland that focuses on Irish literature and cinema. He was a fellow with the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar (2012) on James Joyce’s Ulysses at Trinity College, Dublin. He currently serves on the editorial board for Signs. He is working on a manuscript that addresses representations of managers and management in modernist fiction.

  • Fellow, National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar (2012): James Joyce’s Ulysses, Trinity College, Dublin.
  • Education

    PhD in Critical Theory and Cultural Studies, Department of English at the University of Pittsburgh

  • Contact

  • Address

    473 Holmes Hall
    360 Huntington Avenue
    Boston, MA 02115

  • Office Hours

    W, 10:30-11:30 (zoom preferred, by appointment)

  • Dialogues


Course catalog
  • Offers a foundational course designed for English majors. Introduces the methods and topics of English literary and textual studies, including allied media (e.g., film, graphic narrative). Explores strategies for reading, interpreting, and theorizing about texts; for conducting research; for developing skills in thinking analytically and writing clearly about complex ideas; and for entering into written dialogue with scholarship in the diverse fields that comprise literary studies.