Emily C. BloomLecturer in the Department of English and Comparative LiteratureAssociate Director of the Heyman Center for the HumanitiesHeyman Center B103.
Areas of Interest :Twentieth-century British and Irish literature; modernism; media studies; sound studies
B.A., Washington University in St Louis (2003); M.A., Boston College (2006); Ph.D., Texas (2012). Bloom specializes in Anglophone late modernism spanning the 1930s through the 1960s with a focus on the interrelations between media institutions and transnational literary networks. She is the author of The Wireless Past: Anglo-Irish Writers and the BBC, 1931-1968 (Oxford University Press, 2016), winner of the Modernist Studies Association's First Book Prize. This book chronicles the emergence of the British Broadcasting Corporation as a significant promotional platform and aesthetic influence for Irish modernism. She has also published articles on the poetry broadcasts of W.B. Yeats, 1950s radio drama, and performance traditions in the works of James Joyce and Samuel Beckett.