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Dr. Austin Riede

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 associate professor specializing in British modernism. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2011. He teaches British Literature II, Modern and Contemporary British Literature, Victorian Literature, Science Fiction, Horror, 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 4810: Special Topics: Horror
English 4820: Special Topics: Science Fiction
English 4890: Senior Seminar in English Literature


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



Edited Collection:
Transatlantic Shell Shock: British and American Literatures of World War One Trauma. University of North Georgia Press. Spring, 2019. Peer-reviewed.

Edited Novel:
The Secret Battle, by Alan Patrick Herbert. First published in 1918. Edited, annotated, and including a new introduction. University of North Georgia Press. Spring, 2019. Peer-reviewed.

Academic Articles

“Bad Books and Fairy Tales: Stigmatized Guardians in Henry James’s The Turn of the Screw and Jennifer Kent’s The Babadook.” In Terrifying Texts: Essays on Books of Good and Evil in Horror Cinema. Eds. Cynthia Miller and Bow Van Riper. McFarland and Company, 2018: 132-141. Peer-reviewed.

‘“Artificial Guts”: Labor and the Body in David Jones’s In Parenthesis.” Modernism/Modernity, Johns Hopkins University Press. 2015 Nov. 22 (4): 691-711. Peer-reviewed.

“Community, Masculinity, and National Identity in Lewis Grassic Gibbon’s Sunset Song.” Studi interculturali: Filtered Glimpses of a War Remembered (3) Universita di Trieste, 2017: 21-41. 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, vol. 87 Spring/Summer 2015, pp. 45-6.

Review of Lowe, Alice. Virginia Woolf as Memoirist: “I am made and remade continually” and Neverow, Vara. Septimus Smith: Modernist and War Poet: a Closer Reading.” Cecil Woolf Publishers: London, 2015. Virginia Woolf Miscellany, vol. 90 Fall 2016, p. 39.

Work Experience

Faculty Advisor, Sigma Tau Delta English Honors Society, Dahlonega Chapter
Instructor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2005-2011

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