Doctor James Gourley

Doctor James Gourley

Aca, Master Of Research,
Arts (sohca)

Senior Lecturer,
Arts (sohca)

Biography

James Gourley is a senior lecturer in English at the School of Humanities and Communication Arts, Western Sydney University. He completed his doctorate with the university’s Writing and Society Research Centre, graduating in 2011.

James is the academic course advisor and convenor for Master of Research students enrolled in Humanities and Communication Arts. Please email him if you have any questions about this degree.

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Qualifications

  • PhD University of Western Sydney

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Arts (sohca)
  • Arts (sohca)

Contact

Email: J.Gourley@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 9772 6583
Mobile:
Location: 1.1.63
Bankstown
Website:

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Teaching

Current Teaching Areas

  • 100893 The Novel
  • 102581 Literary Theory

Previous Teaching Areas

  • 100714 Humanities Research - Theories and Practices, 2014
  • 100714 Humanities Research - Theories and Practices, 2015
  • 100893 The Novel, 2015
  • 100893 The Novel, 2017
  • 100961 Humanities Internship, 2018
  • 101907 Introduction to Literary Studies, 2013
  • 101907 Introduction to Literary Studies, 2017
  • 101907 Introduction to Literary Studies, 2018
  • 101909 Methods of Reading, 2013
  • 101976 English Literature After 1830, 2013
  • 101976 English Literature After 1830, 2014
  • 101976 English Literature After 1830, 2016
  • 102099 20th Century American Literature, 2014
  • 102099 20th Century American Literature, 2016
  • 102099 20th Century American Literature, 2018
  • 102581 Literary Theory, 2018

Publications

Books

  • Gourley, J. (2013), 'Terrorism and Temporality in the Works of Thomas Pynchon and Don DeLillo', : Bloomsbury 9781441166890.

Chapters in Books

  • Gourley, J. (2019), 'Terror and anarchy', Thomas Pynchon in Context, Cambridge University Press 9781108497022.
  • Gourley, J. (2016), 'Twisted time : Pynchon's 9/11 in Bleeding Edge', Reflecting 9/11: New Narratives in Literature, Television, Film and Theatre, Cambridge Scholars 9781443890328.
  • Gourley, J. (2016), 'The postmodern truths of J. M. Coetzee', Post-Conflict Literature: Human Rights, Peace, Justice, Routledge 9781138916302.
  • Conti, C. and Gourley, J. (2014), 'Introduction', Literature as Translation/Translation as Literature, Cambridge Scholars 9781443854948.
  • Gourley, J. (2014), 'Translating unintelligibility in Samuel Beckett's 'Play'', Literature as Translation/Translation as Literature, Cambridge Scholars 9781443854948.
  • Gourley, J. (2013), 'Initial reception', Samuel Beckett in Context, Cambridge University Press 9781107017030.
  • Gourley, J. (2012), ''The 9/11 novel' : eternal return in Pynchon and DeLillo', Literature and Politics: Pushing the World in Certain Directions, Cambridge Scholars Publishing 9781443835749.
  • Gourley, J. (2009), '"Whenever said said said missaid" : Beckett's Worstward Ho and DeLillo's The Body Artist', Literature and Sensation, Cambridge Scholars 9781443801164.

Journal Articles

  • Gourley, J. (2018), '"The same anew" : James Joyce's modernism and its influence on Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar', College Literature, vol 45, no 4 , pp 695 - 723.
  • Gourley, J. (2018), 'Kafkaesque laughter in the face of bureaucracy : David Foster Wallace's the Pale King', English Studies, vol 99, no 8 , pp 944 - 959.
  • Gourley, J. (2017), 'Vladimir Nabokov and Thomas Pynchon at Cornell University', ANQ: A Quarterly Journal of Short Articles, Notes and Reviews, vol 30, no 3 , pp 170 - 173.
  • Gourley, J. (2017), 'The dialectic of panic and anxiety in Beckett's 'First Love'', Samuel Beckett Today / Aujourd'hui, vol 29, no 1 , pp 150 - 161.

Previous Projects

Title: 'Vladimir Nabokov and Thomas Pynchon: Temporal Affinities'
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: James Gourley and Anthony Uhlmann
Years: 2013-09-09 - 2014-11-09
ID: P00021740
Title: James Joyce's Influence on Sylvia Plath's Prose
Funder:
  • Australian Academy of the Humanities
Western Researchers: James Gourley
Years: 2014-11-01 - 2015-10-31
ID: P00022193

Supervision

Current Supervision

Thesis Title: The Philosophical Worlds of Philip K Dick
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Nabokov's, Djebar's and Dessaix's Literary Arabesques: A Comparative Study
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Impossible Words Theory: Bending and Blending Horizons in Genre-Shifting Novels.
Field of Research:

Previous Supervision

Thesis Title: "Wanderers like the Stars at Which They Gaze": Suttree's Ever-moving Figures after Ulysses
Field of Research: Literature; History; Other Society And Culture
Thesis Title: Poetics of Self-Reflexive Writing: Studies in the Post-Modern Narrative.
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Vladimir Nabokov's Pale Fire: A Literary Arabesque
Field of Research: Language And Literature Not Elsewhere Classified
Thesis Title: Listurbia: Lists as Narrative
Field of Research: Language And Literature

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