Professor, Center for Women's and Gender Studies, College of Liberal Arts
Elizabeth Butler Cullingford is Jane and Roland Blumberg Professor in English Literature and University Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of Texas at Austin. She is currently serving as the Chair of the English Department. Her publications include Ireland?s Others: Ethnicity and Gender in Irish Literature and Popular Culture, 2001; Gender and History in Yeats's Love Poetry,1993 and Yeats, Ireland and Fascism,1981. Professor Cullingford earned her doctorate at Oxford and has taught at The University of Texas at Austin since 1980. She has won numerous teaching awards, including the Teaching with Technology Gold Award for her multimedia "Masterworks of British Literature" survey course. 1985 to 1990 she served as director of the Yeats International Summer School in Sligo, Ireland. Recent articles include: 'Evil, Sin, or Doubt: The Dramas of Clerical Child Abuse,' 'Our Nuns Are Not a Nation: Politicizing the Convent in Irish Literature and Film,' The Prisoner's Wife and the Soldier's Whore: Female Punishment in Irish Popular Culture' and 'Mothers and Virgins: Sinead O'Connor, Neil Jordan, and the Butcher Boy.' She is currently working on a feminist cultural studies project analyzing literary depictions of the only child in the contexts provided by folklore, history, religion, demography, and sociology.
Irish literature, politics and culture; Modern poetry, Women''''s Studies; Drama and Film; Shakespeare; W.B. Yeats, representations of only children, and representations of clerical child abuse.
Ireland's Others: Ethnicity and Gender in Irish Literature and Popular Culture (2001), Gender and History in Yeats's Love Poetry (1993), Yeats, Ireland and Fascism (1981)