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Dr. Austin Riede

Title: Associate Professor
Phone: 706-864-1961

Office: Dunlap Hall 202B, Dahlonega
Areas of Expertise: British Literature, Modernism, World War I Literature, Film, Science Fiction


Austin Riede is an assistant professor specializing in British modernism. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2011. He has published articles on Ford Madox Ford's novels The Good Soldier and Parade's End, Vera Brittain's WWI memoir Testament of Youth, and the elegiac wartime poetry of W.B. Yeats. He has an article forthcoming in Modernism/Modernity on representations of labor and the body in David Jones's epic WWI poem In Parenthesis. He teaches British Literature II, Modern and Contemporary British Literature, Victorian Literature, Science Fiction, Literature and Film, and Composition.

Courses Taught

English 1101: English Composition I
English 1102: English Composition II
English 2122: British Literature Survey II (1800-present)
English 2150: Literature and Film (Fantasy, Illusion, Ideology)
English 3480: Modern and Contemporary British Literature
English 3470: Victorian Literature
English 4820: Special Topics: Science Fiction
English 4890: Senior Seminar in English Literature


  • Ph.D., English, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2011



"'Artificial Guts': Labor and the Body in David Jones's In Parenthesis." Modernism/Modernity, Forthcoming. Peer-reviewed.

"Community, Masculinity, and National Identity in Lewis Grassic Gibbon's Sunset Song." Studi interculturali. Forthcoming. Peer-reviewed.

"'Cleaned, Sand-dried Bones': Christopher Tietjens and the Anodyne of War." Ford Madox Ford's Parade's End: Modernism and the First World War (International Ford Madox Ford Studies 13). Eds. Ash Chantler and Rob Hawkes. Rodopi Press: Amsterdam, 2014: 161-172 Peer-reviewed.

"W.B. Yeats's Economies of Sacrifice: War, Rebellion, and 'Wasteful Virtue.'" Irish Studies Review. 19/4, December 2011: 401-411. Peer-reviewed.

"Vera Brittain's Testaments of Labor, Work, and Action." Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies (IJCS). 12/13 (Spring & Fall 2010): 79-95. Peer-reviewed.

"The Decline of English Discourse and the American Invasion in The Good Soldier and Parade's End." Ford Madox Ford and Englishness (International Ford Madox Ford Studies 5). Eds. Dennis Brown & Jenny Plastow. Rodopi Press: Amsterdam, 2006: 211-234. Peer-reviewed.


Review of "Septimus and Clarissa," staged reading of Ellen McLaughlin's script. Dir. Rinde Eckert. Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania. Virginia Woolf Miscellany. Forthcoming.

Review of Lowe, Alice. Virginia Woolf as Memoirist: "I am made and remade continually."  Cecil Woolf Publishers: London, 2015. Virginia Woolf Miscellany. Forthcoming.

Review of Neverow, Vara. Septimus Smith: Modernist and War Poet: A Closer Reading. Cecil Woolf Publishers: London, 2015. Virginia Woolf Miscellany. Forthcoming.

Work Experience

Faculty Advisor, Sigma Tau Delta English Honors Society, Dahlonega Chapter
International Virginia Woolf Society
International Ford Madox Ford Society
Modernist Studies Association

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