Margaret Harper

Professor

 
researcher

Biography

A native of the US South, my degrees are from Florida State University (BA in Classics and English, summa cum laude, 1978) and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (MA and PhD in English, 1981 and 1986).

My first academic position was as Assistant Professor at the Ohio State University in Marion (1986-89), after which I moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where I served as Assistant, Associate, and then Full Professor in English and Women's Studies at Georgia State University (1989-2010).

In 2010, I moved to Ireland to take up the post of Glucksman Professor in Contemporary Writing in English at UL. From January to June 2015, I served as an Adjunct Visiting Professor at the Université de Lille 3, Lille, France.

I've served as the Director of the Yeats International Summer School and the President of the International Yeats Society.

In addition to my passion for literature and language, I have abiding interests in classical and traditional music.



 

Books

  Year Publication
2015 A Vision (1937), Volume 14 of The Collected Works of W. B. Yeats.
Harper Margaret Mills and Catherine Paul (2015) A Vision (1937), Volume 14 of The Collected Works of W. B. Yeats. New York: Scribner. [Details]
2008 A Vision (1925), Volume 13 of The Collected Works of W. B. Yeats.
Harper Margaret Mills and Catherine Paul (2008) A Vision (1925), Volume 13 of The Collected Works of W. B. Yeats. New York: Scribner. [Details]
2006 Wisdom of Two: The Spiritual and Literary Collaboration of George and W. B. Yeats.
Harper Margaret Mills (2006) Wisdom of Two: The Spiritual and Literary Collaboration of George and W. B. Yeats. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Details]
2001 Yeats’s “Vision” Papers, Volume 4.
Harper Margaret Mills, Harper George Mills (2001) Yeats’s “Vision” Papers, Volume 4. London: Palgrave Macmillan. [Details]
1990 The Aristocracy of Art: James Joyce and Thomas Wolfe.
Harper Margaret Mills (1990) The Aristocracy of Art: James Joyce and Thomas Wolfe. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2014 '‘The clock has run down and must be wound up again’: A Vision in Time'
Harper Margaret Mills (2014) '‘The clock has run down and must be wound up again’: A Vision in Time' In: Yeats and Afterwords. South Bend, Indiana: Notre Dame University Press. [Details]
2012 'Reflected Voices, Double Visions'
Harper Margaret Mills (2012) 'Reflected Voices, Double Visions' In: Yeats’s A Vision: Explications and Contexts. Clemson, South Carolina: Clemson University Digital Press. [Details]
2011 '‘The Real Thing’: Ní Chuilleanáin and Mattering Bodies'
Harper Margaret Mills (2011) '‘The Real Thing’: Ní Chuilleanáin and Mattering Bodies' In: Irish Women Writers: New Critical Perspectives. Bern: Peter Lang. [Details]
2010 'George Yeats'
Harper Margaret Mills (2010) 'George Yeats' In: W. B. Yeats in Context. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [Details]
2005 'Yeats and the Occult'
Harper Margaret Mills (2005) 'Yeats and the Occult' In: The Cambridge Companion to W. B. Yeats. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [Details]
2003 'Our Lives with Yeats’s Ghosts: The Writing and the Editing of the Automatic Script'
Harper Margaret Mills, Barbara J. Frieling and Sandra L. Sprayberry (2003) 'Our Lives with Yeats’s Ghosts: The Writing and the Editing of the Automatic Script' In: Yeats: An Annual of Critical and Textual Studies. Ann Arbor, MI: UMI Research Press. [Details]
2002 'Celestial Bodies: Sexual Cosmologies and a Collaborative Vision'
Harper Margaret Mills (2002) 'Celestial Bodies: Sexual Cosmologies and a Collaborative Vision' In: Yeats Annual. London: Palgrave. [Details]
1997 'Yeats's Religion'
Harper Margaret Mills (1997) 'Yeats's Religion' In: Yeats: An Annual of Critical and Textual Studies. Ann Arbor, MI: UMI Research Press. [Details]
1997 'Sisters, Outsiders, Histories: First Principles and Last Things in Boland and Lorde'
Harper Margaret Mills (1997) 'Sisters, Outsiders, Histories: First Principles and Last Things in Boland and Lorde' In: Representing Ireland. Gainesville: University Press of Florida. [Details]
1997 'Fabric and Fame in the Odyssey and ‘Penelope’'
Harper Margaret Mills (1997) 'Fabric and Fame in the Odyssey and ‘Penelope’' In: Gender in Joyce. Gainesville: University Press of Florida. [Details]
1996 'Bread and Wine, Coke and Peanuts: Teaching Sacramental Feasts'
Harper Margaret Mills (1996) 'Bread and Wine, Coke and Peanuts: Teaching Sacramental Feasts' In: Pedagogy, Praxis, Ulysses. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press. [Details]
1994 '‘Taken in Drapery’: Dressing the Narrative in the Odyssey and ‘Penelope’'
Harper Margaret Mills (1994) '‘Taken in Drapery’: Dressing the Narrative in the Odyssey and ‘Penelope’' In: Molly Blooms: A Polylogue on “Penelope” and Cultural Studies. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press. [Details]
1994 'Twilight to Vision: Yeats’s Collaborative Modernity'
Harper Margaret Mills (1994) 'Twilight to Vision: Yeats’s Collaborative Modernity' In: Irishness and (Post)Modernism. Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell University Press. [Details]
1991 'The Message is the Medium: Identity in the Automatic Script'
Harper Margaret Mills (1991) 'The Message is the Medium: Identity in the Automatic Script' In: Yeats: An Annual of Critical and Textual Studies. Ann Arbor, MI: UMI Research Press. [Details]
1988 'The Medium as Creator: George Yeats’s Role in the Automatic Script'
Harper Margaret Mills (1988) 'The Medium as Creator: George Yeats’s Role in the Automatic Script' In: Yeats: An Annual of Critical and Textual Studies. Ann Arbor, MI: UMI Research Press. [Details]
1983 'Versions of History and Brother to Dragons'
Harper Margaret Mills (1983) 'Versions of History and Brother to Dragons' In: Robert Penn Warren’s “Brother to Dragons”: A Discussion. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2011 '‘a form created by passion to unite us to ourselves’: The Masks of Pizzorno and Yeats'
Harper Margaret Mills (2011) '‘a form created by passion to unite us to ourselves’: The Masks of Pizzorno and Yeats'. International Political Anthropology, 3 :191-200 [Details]
2010 'Flesh and Bones: Anne Enright’s The Gathering'
Harper Margaret Mills (2010) 'Flesh and Bones: Anne Enright’s The Gathering'. South Carolina Review, 43 :74-87 [Details]
2007 ''how else could the god have come to us’?: Yeatsian Masks, Modernity, and the Sacred'
Harper Margaret Mills (2007) ''how else could the god have come to us’?: Yeatsian Masks, Modernity, and the Sacred'. Nordic Irish Studies, 6 :57-72 [Details]
2004 'An Interview with Michael Longley'
Harper Margaret Mills and Michael Longley (2004) 'An Interview with Michael Longley'. Five Points: A Journal of Literature and Art, 8 (3):57-71 [Details]
2004 'Interview with Michael Longley'
Harper Margaret Mills (2004) 'Interview with Michael Longley'. Five Points: A Journal of Literature and Art, 8 (3):57-71 [Details]
2002 'Nemo: George Yeats and Her Automatic Script'
Harper Margaret Mills (2002) 'Nemo: George Yeats and Her Automatic Script'. New Literary History, 33 :291-314 [Details]
1997 'The Authoritative Image: Yeats’s Singing School'
Harper Margaret Mills (1997) 'The Authoritative Image: Yeats’s Singing School'. Studies in the Literary Imagination, 30 (2):105-118 [Details]
1997 'An Interview with Eavan Boland'
Harper Margaret Mills and Eavan Boland (1997) 'An Interview with Eavan Boland'. Five Points: A Journal of Literature and Art, 1 (2):87-105 [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
1987 'Of Time and the River: The Problem of Authority'
Harper Margaret Mills (1987) 'Of Time and the River: The Problem of Authority' The Thomas Wolfe Review, 11 (2) :1-6. [Details]

Book Review

  Year Publication
2011 Irish Literature: Feminist Perspectives, ed. Patricia Coughlan and Tina O’Toole, and New Contexts: Re-Framing Nineteenth-Century Irish Women’s Prose, ed. Heidi Hansson.
Harper Margaret Mills (2011) Irish Literature: Feminist Perspectives, ed. Patricia Coughlan and Tina O’Toole, and New Contexts: Re-Framing Nineteenth-Century Irish Women’s Prose, ed. Heidi Hansson. Book Review [Details]
2007 Joyce and Reality: The Empirical Strikes Back, by John Gordon.
Harper Margaret Mills (2007) Joyce and Reality: The Empirical Strikes Back, by John Gordon. Book Review [Details]
2000 Greek and Hellenic Culture in Joyce, by R. J. Schork.
Harper Margaret Mills (2000) Greek and Hellenic Culture in Joyce, by R. J. Schork. Book Review [Details]
1999 A Yeats Dictionary: Persons and Places in the Poetry of William Butler Yeats, by Lester I. Conner.
Harper Margaret Mills (1999) A Yeats Dictionary: Persons and Places in the Poetry of William Butler Yeats, by Lester I. Conner. Book Review [Details]
1997 Yeats’s Worlds: Ireland, England and the Poetic Imagination, by David Pierce.
Harper Margaret Mills (1997) Yeats’s Worlds: Ireland, England and the Poetic Imagination, by David Pierce. Book Review [Details]
1997 The Collected Letters of W. B. Yeats, Vol. 3 (1901–1904), ed. John Kelly and Ronald Schuchard.
Harper Margaret Mills (1997) The Collected Letters of W. B. Yeats, Vol. 3 (1901–1904), ed. John Kelly and Ronald Schuchard. Ann Arbor, MI: Book Review [Details]
1996 The Collected Works of W. B. Yeats, Volume XII: John Sherman and Dhoya, ed. Richard J. Finneran, and Volume VI: Prefaces and Introductions, ed. William H. O’Donnell.
Harper Margaret Mills (1996) The Collected Works of W. B. Yeats, Volume XII: John Sherman and Dhoya, ed. Richard J. Finneran, and Volume VI: Prefaces and Introductions, ed. William H. O’Donnell. Book Review [Details]
1995 Aesthetic Autobiography: From Life to Art in Marcel Proust, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf and Anaïs Nin, by Suzanne Nalbantian.
Harper Margaret Mills (1995) Aesthetic Autobiography: From Life to Art in Marcel Proust, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf and Anaïs Nin, by Suzanne Nalbantian. Book Review [Details]
1995 The Girl Image as Subtext in James Joyce’s “A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man,” by Klára Weiss-Balla.
Harper Margaret Mills (1995) The Girl Image as Subtext in James Joyce’s “A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man,” by Klára Weiss-Balla. Book Review [Details]
1995 Gender and History in Yeats’s Love Poetry, by Elizabeth Butler Cullingford.
Harper Margaret Mills (1995) Gender and History in Yeats’s Love Poetry, by Elizabeth Butler Cullingford. Book Review [Details]
1994 Yeats and Artistic Power, by Phillip L. Marcus.
Harper Margaret Mills (1994) Yeats and Artistic Power, by Phillip L. Marcus. Book Review [Details]
1993 Yeats and English Renaissance Literature, by Wayne K. Chapman.
Harper Margaret Mills (1993) Yeats and English Renaissance Literature, by Wayne K. Chapman. Book Review [Details]
1993 Yeats and Postmodernism, ed. Leonard Orr.
Harper Margaret Mills (1993) Yeats and Postmodernism, ed. Leonard Orr. Book Review [Details]
1993 The Collected Works of W. B. Yeats, Volume XII: John Sherman and Dhoya, ed. Richard J. Finneran.
Harper Margaret Mills (1993) The Collected Works of W. B. Yeats, Volume XII: John Sherman and Dhoya, ed. Richard J. Finneran. Book Review [Details]
1992 All Contraries Confounded: The Lyrical Fiction of Virginia Woolf, Djuna Barnes and Marguerite Duras, by Karen Kaivola.
Harper Margaret Mills (1992) All Contraries Confounded: The Lyrical Fiction of Virginia Woolf, Djuna Barnes and Marguerite Duras, by Karen Kaivola. Book Review [Details]
1991 Abortion, Choice, and Contemporary Fiction: The Armageddon of the Maternal Instinct, by Judith Wilt.
Harper Margaret Mills (1991) Abortion, Choice, and Contemporary Fiction: The Armageddon of the Maternal Instinct, by Judith Wilt. Book Review [Details]
1991 Swan and Shadow: Yeats’s Dialogue with History, by Thomas R. Whitaker.
Harper Margaret Mills (1991) Swan and Shadow: Yeats’s Dialogue with History, by Thomas R. Whitaker. Book Review [Details]
1988 Look Homeward: A Life of Thomas Wolfe, by David Herbert Donald.
Harper Margaret Mills (1988) Look Homeward: A Life of Thomas Wolfe, by David Herbert Donald. Book Review [Details]
1988 Rewriting the Renaissance: The Discourses of Sexual Difference in Early Modern Europe, ed. Margaret W. Ferguson, Maureen Quilligan, and Nancy J. Vickers.
Harper Margaret Mills and Timothy J. McNiven (1988) Rewriting the Renaissance: The Discourses of Sexual Difference in Early Modern Europe, ed. Margaret W. Ferguson, Maureen Quilligan, and Nancy J. Vickers. Book Review [Details]
1987 Thomas Wolfe Interviewed: 1929–1938, ed. Aldo P. Magi and Richard Walser, and Mannerhouse: A Play in a Prologue and Four Acts, by Thomas Wolfe, ed. Louis D. Rubin, Jr., and John L. Idol, Jr.
Harper Margaret Mills (1987) Thomas Wolfe Interviewed: 1929–1938, ed. Aldo P. Magi and Richard Walser, and Mannerhouse: A Play in a Prologue and Four Acts, by Thomas Wolfe, ed. Louis D. Rubin, Jr., and John L. Idol, Jr. Book Review [Details]