Daniel Ryan Morse, Ph.D.

Fitzgerald Distinguished Professor of the Humanities and Assistant Professor of English

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Degrees

  • Ph.D. (with distinction), English, Temple University, 2014
  • M.A., English, Temple University, 2009
  • B.A., English, George Washington University, 2004

Biography

Daniel Ryan Morse specializes in British, Irish, and postcolonial fiction with additional interests in media studies, transnational modernisms, and critical theory.

After earning his B.A. from the George Washington University and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Temple University, Dr. Morse taught at the University of Delaware before joining the University of Nevada, Reno faculty in 2015. His first book project, "Radio Empire: Global Modernism at the BBC," recovers the BBC's role as a literary and cultural laboratory whose microphones were shared by the likes of E. M. Forster, James Joyce, Mulk Raj Anand, and C. L. R. James as they broadcast a vision of modernism worldwide before it was assimilated in England. Switching from the book talk to the talking book, his new research focuses on the cultural economy of audiobooks from the late 19th century to the present. At the University of Nevada, Reno, Dr. Morse teaches courses on global modernism, the history and future(s) of the book, and troubled youth in Ireland. His articles have appeared in Modernist Cultures, The Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies, and the Journal of Modern Literature.

Research interests

  • British literature after 1800
  • Comparative literatures
  • Postcolonialism
  • Film and media studies
  • Cultural studies
  • Literary theory
  • Multiethnic literature

Notable exhibition

In the summer of 2013, Morse curated an exhibition on James Joyce's Ulysses (1922) for the Rosenbach Museum & Library in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Courses
  • Introduction to Graduate Studies
  • Teenage Wasteland: Joyce, O'Brien, and the "Problem" of Youth in Ireland
  • Global Modernism, the Archive, and Theories of Totality
  • The Modern World
  • The History and Future(s) of the Book
  • Reading as Poaching: Introduction to Literary Theory & Criticism

Publications

  • "Sounding Dismodernism in James Joyce's Ulysses." Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies 12.4 (2018): 459-475.
  • "An ‘Impatient Modernist:' Mulk Raj Anand at the BBC." Modernist Cultures 10.1 (Spring 2015): 83-98.
  • "Only Connecting?: E. M. Forster, Empire Broadcasting, and the Ethics of Distance." Journal of Modern Literature 34.3 (Spring 2011): 87-105.