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Gabrielle McIntire


A specialist in British and American literary modernisms of roughly 1890-1945, with focus on poetry, poetics, psychoanalytic criticism, eco-criticism, and theories of history, memory, desire, and the sacred, McIntire is the author of Modernism, Memory, and Desire: T.S. Eliot and Virginia Woolf (Cambridge UP, 2008), and the editor of The Cambridge Companion to The Waste Land (Cambridge UP, 2015). Also a creative writer, McIntire’s poetry has appeared internationally in journals and book collections including The Literary Review of Canada, The A-Line, Van Gogh’s Ear (Paris), The Cortland Review, Freefall, and Audeamus. Her book, Unbound, was published by McGill-Queen's University Press in 2021.

McIntire has held several awards from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), including a Standard Research Grant at Queen’s University and a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Toronto. She has been a Senior Resident at Massey College at the University of Toronto; a Research Associate at Holywell Manor, Balliol College, Oxford; and a resident at the Writing Studio at the Banff Centre for the Arts. She has also taught at Cornell University and at the T.S. Eliot International Summer School in London, England. She is the recipient of two teaching awards: the W.J. Barnes Award for Distinguished Teaching at Queen’s University, and the Clark Award for Distinguished Teaching at Cornell University.

McIntire sits on the Editorial Boards of the Woolf Studies Annual, The T.S. Eliot Studies Annual, Twentieth-Century Literature, and The A-Line.

Research Interests
  • American and British literary modernisms
  • eco-criticism; theories of memory; theories of the sacred; poetry and poetics
Selected Publications


McGill-Queen's University Press

The Oxford Handbook to Virginia Woolf, ed. Anne Fernald

  • “Woolf's Aetheistic Mysticism,” The Edinburgh Companion to Modernism, Myth and Religion, ed. Suzanne Hobson and Andrew Radford (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, forthcoming).
  • “Truth, Genre, Poetry, and the Soul: What Woolf was Seeking, 1924-27,” The Oxford Handbook to Virginia Woolf, ed. Anne Fernald (Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming).
  • “History in Transition,” Futility and Anarchy: British Literature in Transition, 1920-1940, eds. Charles Ferrall and Dougal McNeill. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018).
  • “Modernism, Bloomsbury Aesthetics, Mrs. Dalloway, and To the Lighthouse,” in Mrs. Dalloway and To the Lighthouse: Casebook Series, ed. James Acheson (New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2016).
  • Editor, The Cambridge Companion to The Waste Land (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015).
  • “Uncanny Semblables and Serendipitous Publications: T.S. Eliot’s the Criterion, The Waste Land, and James Joyce’s Ulysses,” in 1922: Literature, Culture, Politics, ed. Jean-Michel Rabaté (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015).
  • “Psychology and Sexuality,” in The Blackwell Companion to Modernist Poetry, ed. David Chinitz and Gail McDonald (London: Wiley Blackwell, 2014).
  • Unbound (Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2021).
  • Editor, The Cambridge Companion to The Waste Land (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015).
  • Modernism, Memory, and Desire: T.S. Eliot and Virginia Woolf (Cambridge UP, 2008; third printing 2009; paperback 2011).
Graduate Supervision

“Ideology, Production, and Reproduction: Virginia Woolf, Marie Stopes, and H.D.”

“Madness, Mental Health, and the Aesthetics of Resilience in Modernist Women’s Literature”

“Balancing Modernism: Eliot, Joyce, and Empathy”

Additional Information

An interview/podcast about T.S. Eliot’s poem, The Waste Land

Creative writing description

Author of the poetry collection Unbound.

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