David Earle received his Ph.D. in 2004 from the University of Miami where he was also editor of the James Joyce Literary Supplement. His interest in popular culture and book collecting has led him to examine the forms of mass circulation magazines, especially the sensational pulps of the twentieth century. This research has resulted in two books. The first, entitled Recovering Modernism: Pulps, Paperbacks, and the Prejudice of Form, which will be published by Ashgate Press in March 2008, explores how modernism was available in a myriad of ways to a mass public in popular publications. The second, All Man!: Hemingway, 1950s Men’s Magazines, and the Masculine Persona, to be published in the summer of 2008 by Kent State University Press, uses Hemingway and 1950s men’s magazines to explore hyper-masculinity after the second world war. Earle’s work on Joyce and ephemera has resulted in articles on allusions such as tattoos and absinthe in Ulysses. Always one to combine work and hobbies, Earle plans to write his next book (tentatively titled “At Modernism’s Table”) on consumption, travel guides, and cocktail / cook books in modernist literature. Other articles include a chapter in the upcoming multivolume Oxford Critical and Cultural History of Modernist Magazines.
Read “’Green eyes, I see you. Fang, I feel’: The Symbol of Absinthe in Ulysses,” from the James Joyce Quarterly.