Joseph Valente is UB Distinguished Professor in English and Disability Studies at SUNY-Buffalo and Treasurer of the International Yeats Society. He is the author of James Joyce and the Problem of Justice: Negotiating Sexual and Colonial Difference, Dracula’s Crypt: Bram Stoker, Irishness and the Question of Blood, and The Myth of Manliness in Irish National Culture, 1880-1922. Most recently, he has co-authored, with Margot Backus, The Child Sex Scandal and Modern Irish Literature: Writing the Unspeakable, which will appear in Fall 2020 from Indiana University Press.
He is also the editor of several volumes, including Quare Joyce, Urban Ireland, Disciplinarity at the Fin de Siecle (with Amanda Anderson), Ireland in Psychoanalysis (with Sean Kennedy), and Yeats and Afterwords (with Marjorie Howes). He has published over 60 essays, and his work has appeared in Critical Inquiry, Diacritics, Novel, ELH, Modern Fiction Studies, Irish University Review, Eire-Ireland, Narrative, College Literature, The Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability, and the James Joyce Quarterly.