Benjamin Robbins, PhD

Department of American Studies
University of Innsbruck
Innrain 52
6020 Innsbruck

Office hour
by appointment
Humanities building, 3rd floor, room 40306

 

Tel: +43 512 507-4188
Fax: +43 512 507-2879
E-Mail: benjamin.robbins@uibk.ac.at

Degrees

  • PhD in American Literary and Cultural Studies, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
    Thesis title: ‘Gender, Film, and Culture in the Novels and Screenwriting of  William Faulkner’

  • MSt in English Literature 1900–present, Oxford University, UK

  • BA (Hons) in English Literature, Durham University, UK

Research Interests

  • Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century American Literature

  • Modernism

  • Classical Hollywood

  • Gender and Queer Studies

  • Transnational Literature and Culture

  • Narratology

Teaching

current semester: course descriptions


Selected Publications

2020

Book chapter

‘“The Mediterranean self”: Mapping Exile in Norman Douglas’s South Wind and Bryher’s Two Selves.” Norman Douglas: 11. Symposium, ed. Wilhelm Meusburger. Düns/Feldkirch: Wolfgang Neugebauer Verlag, 2020.


2018

New media

Collaborative Editor with Johannes Burgers and John Corrigan. Adaptation of  Faulkner’s The Mansion for The Digital Yoknapatawpha (DY) Project (2018).

http://hero.village.virginia.edu/~rwb3y/faulkner/

 

2017

Journal article

‘William Faulkner’s Requiem for a Nun and Cold War Hollywood Melodrama.’ Genre 50:3 (December 2017): 343–70.

 

2016

Journal articles

‘Reading for Data: Temporal Speed Shifts in Faulkner's “Death Drag” and the Process of Textual Digitization.’ Studies in American Culture 39:1 (October 2016): 7–20. Lead article in issue and recipient of Jerome Stern Award.

‘Inscrutable Images: Wartime Noir and the Compson Appendix.’ The Faulkner Journal, special issue on ‘Faulkner and noir’, 28:1 (Spring 2016): 55–77.

 

Book chapter

'Dangerous Quests: Transgressive Sexualities in William Faulkner’s “The Wild Palms” and James Baldwin’s Another Country.’ Faulkner and the Black Literatures of the Americas: Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha 2013. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2016.

Publications


Publications 2021

Contributions to Books / Journals

Book Chapter (Original Paper)
  • Robbins, Ben (2021): 'The Straight Queer': Hipster Appropriation in the Work of James Franco.
    In: Steinhoff, Heike: Hipster Culture. Transnational and Intersectional Perspectives. London [u.a.]: Bloomsbury Publishing., ISBN 978-1-50137-042-7, pp. 215 - 232. (Web link)

Other Publications

Database Entry, Scientific
  • Coleman, Robert; Rieger, Christopher; Robbins, Benjamin (2021): Faulkner's "An Error in Chemistry." In: Digital Yoknapatawpha, University of Virginia. (Web link)

Publications 2020

Contributions to Books / Journals

Proceedings Article (Full Paper)
  • Robbins, Benjamin (2020): “The Mediterranean self”: Mapping Exile in Douglas’s South Wind and Bryher’s Two Selves.
    In: Meusburger, Wilhelm; Norman Douglas Forschungsstelle; Vorarlberger Landesbibliothek: Norman Douglas. 11. Symposium : Bregenz und Thüringen, Vorarlberg, 9./10.10.2020. Wolfgang Neugebauer Verlag., ISBN 978-3-85376-278-3, pp. 41 - 48.

Other Publications

Electronic Publication, Scientific
  • Robbins, Benjamin (2020): Using Digital Yoknapatawpha to Analyze 'A Rose for Emily' as a Gothic Literary Work. In: Digital Yoknapatawpha, University of Virginia. (Web link)

Database Entry, Scientific
  • Towner, Theresa M.; Railton, Stephen; Robbins, Benjamin (2020): Faulkner's "A Courtship." In: Digital Yoknapatawpha, University of Virginia. (Web link)

Media Contributions

Contribution to Radio Programme
  • Hofer, Roberta; Robbins, Benjamin: Brexit (Interview).
    In: ORF Radio Tirol of 2020-01-31.

Publications 2019

Other Publications

Database Entry, Scientific
  • Carothers, James B.; Towner, Theresa M.; Robbins, Benjamin; Watkins, Lorie (2019): Faulkner’s „Shingles for the Lord”. In: Digital Yoknapatawpha, University of Virginia. (Web link)

  • Cornell, Elizabeth; Railton, Stephen; Robbins, Benjamin; Watkins, Lorie (2019): Faulkner’s „Hair”: In: Digital Yoknapatawpha, University of Virginia. (Web link)

  • Padgett, John; Railton, Stephen; Robbins, Benjamin (2019): Faulkner's "Flags in the Dust". In: Digital Yoknapatawpha, University of Virginia. (Web link)

Publications 2018

Other Publications

Database Entry, Scientific
  • Carothers, James B.; Railton, Stephen; Padgett, John; Robbins, Benjamin (2018): Faulkner’s „Lion“. In: Digital Yoknapatawpha, University of Virginia. (Web link)

  • Robbins, Benjamin (2018): Faulkner's 'Dry September': Eingabe und Lektorat der Schlüsselwörter der Ressource im Digital Yoknapatawpha. (Web link)

  • Towner, Theresa M.; Coleman, Robert; Penner, Erin Kay; Robbins, Benjamin (2018): Faulkner’s „Go Down, Moses”. In: Digital Yoknapatawpha, University of Virginia. (Web link)



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