T.J. Boynton earned his Ph.D. in English from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, in December of 2011 and joined the Wichita State University English Department as an Assistant Professor in the fall of 2014. His research interests and teaching range across British, Irish, and Anglophone postcolonial literatures of the modern and contemporary periods. His current book project, titled “The Despotism of Fact: Celticism, Capitalism, and Transnationalism in British and Irish Writing,” traces connections between racial theories of Irishness, capitalism, colonialism, and aesthetics in fiction, drama, poetry, non-fiction prose and popular-cultural media produced in England and Ireland between 1860 and 1960. His work has appeared in ELH and Eire-Ireland.

Contact Dr. Boynton at thomas.boynton@wichita.edu.