Carol Shloss, Consulting Professor (retired)
At Stanford Since: 2000
B.A., Swarthmore College
M.A., Harvard University
Ph.D., Brandeis University
Carol Shloss was educated at Swarthmore, Harvard and Brandeis University. She has taught at Wesleyan University, the University of Pennsylvania and Penn State, West Chester. She has held fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Rockerfeller Foundation, and the Mellon Foundation. In 1994 she won the Fellowship for Creative Non-Fiction Writing from the Pew Fellowships in the Arts. Prior to coming to Stanford, she held research positions at the Center for the Humanities at Wesleyan University, the Bunting Institute of Radcliffe College at Harvard, the Center for Documentary Photography at Duke University, the Rockefeller Institute at Bellagio, Italy, the Alice Paul Research Center at the University of Pennsylvania, the Center for the Cross Cultural Study of Women at Oxford University, and the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin. She is the author of four books: Flannery O?Connor's Dark Comedies, In Visible Light: Photography and the American Writer, Gentlemen Photographers, and Lucia Joyce: To Dance in the Wake, which was published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux in 2003. To Dance in the Wake was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in Literature and was a finalist for the National Book Critics' Circle Award.She continues on the editorial boards of the Joyce Studies Annual and College Literature. She is currently at work on her next book about Ezra Pound and his daughter Mary de Rachewiltz: Treason's Child: Mary de Rachewiltz and the Real Estate of Ezra Pound. In the spring of 2003 she was the Richard Ellmann Visiting Professor of Irish Literature at Northwestern University; in 2007-08, she was the Ellen Andrews Wright Senior Scholar at the Stanford Center for the Humanities; in the fall of 2009 she was a Visiting Professor in Comparative Literature at Brown University. In the early 2000s, along with the Stanford Center for Internet and Society, she successfully sued the Estate of James Joyce for the right to restore deleted materials from her biography of Lucia Joyce, winning $240,000 from the Estate. At Stanford she teaches courses on James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, Ezra Pound, and the Modern Novel, on Biography and Life Writing, Modern Irish Literature, Modernism and the Cinema, Novels into Film and Jane Austen on Film. With a Collaborate Research Grant from the Stanford Humanities Center, she continues to work on the unpublished work of James Joyce.