Elysia Balavage

Elysia Balavage

Email: ecbalava@uncg.edu
Office: Curry 335D


Ph.D. University of North Carolina at Greensboro: 2019

M.A. James Madison University: 2012

B.A. King’s College: 2010

Research Interests

Transnational modernism; American Literature: late 19thcentury – contemporary; British and Anglophone literature: late 19th century – contemporary

Recent Publications

“‘Nothingness in All Directions’: Modernism, Sci-Fi, and Illuminative Space.” Modernism/modernity Print Plus, Spring 2020. Forthcoming.

“‘I shall find the dark grow luminous’: W. B. Yeats, Destruction, and the Generative Void.” Aigne

(Special Issue: “Crisis: Predicament and Potential”), Spring 2020, vol. 7, no. 8. Forthcoming.

“Illumination, Transformation, and Nihilism: T. S. Eliot’s Empty Spaces,” Journal of Modern Literature.” Forthcoming.

Recent Awards and Honors

2018     The International T. S. Eliot Society Fathman Young Scholar Award

2018     UNC-Greensboro Graduate School Summer Dissertation Research Fellowship

2018     The T. S. Eliot International Summer School Fellowship

Recent Conference Presentations

“Yeats, Disaster, and the Generative Void,” The Modernist Studies Association Annual Conference,

The University of Toronto, Oct. 2019.

“Eliot and the Desert,” The International T. S. Eliot Society Annual Convention, Washington

University, Sept. 2019.

“The New God of Old Nihilism in W. B. Yeats’s A Vision,” The Louisville Conference on Literature and

Culture since 1900, The University of Louisville, Feb. 2019.

“Our Dirty Bread: Food, Distance, and Marginalization in D.H. Lawrence’s Sons and Lovers,” SAMLA

90: Fighters from the Margins: Socio-Political Activists and Their Allies, Sheraton Birmingham, Nov. 2018.