Ruth Parkin Gounelas

Emeritus Professor of English Literature

gounelas@lit.auth.gr

Ruth Parkin-Gounelas is Emeritus Professor in the Department of English Literature and Culture, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. She holds a BA and MA (Hons) from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, and a D.Phil. in English literature from Oxford University (St. Anne’s College). She is also a Life Member of Clare Hall, Cambridge University. Along with Yiorgos Kalogeras, she was Managing Editor of Gramma: Journal of Theory and Criticism from1993-2010. She researches in the fields of literature and literary theory, with specialization in psychoanalysis, science and feminist theory.

Publications (selected)

“Poetry, automaricity and the animal body: Jacques Derrida with Emily Dickinson”. Forthcoming in Textual Practice 32.4 (2018). Now available at http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/Q62Nu9uPP2xf2bwXKH6r/full

“Regarding Animals Regarding Humans”. Forthcoming in The War on the Human: Human as Right, Human as Limit, and the Task of the Humanities. Ed. Konstantinos Blatanis, Mina Karavanta and Theodora Tsimpouki. Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Editor, with Introduction and Conclusion, The Psychology and Politics of the Collective: Groups, Crowds and Mass Identifications. New York and Abingdon, Oxfordshire: Routledge, 2012.

Interview with Ernesto Laclau in The Psychology and Politics of the Collective: Groups, Crowds and Mass Identifications. Ed. Ruth Parkin-Gounelas. New York and Abingdon, Oxfordshire: Routledge, 2012. 50-64.

“Helping Yourself to Heidegger”. Review Essay. Gramma: Journal of Theory and Criticism Vol. 18 (2010): 223-232.

“Post-Freudian Encounters between Psychoanalysis and Culture”. Hellenic Journal of Psychology Vol. 6, Issue 1 (April 2009): 38-50. (Special issue on “Freud’s Legacy”. Guest Editors Evrinomy Avdi and  Mary H. Kosmidis.)

“From Burke to Neuroscience: The Nature of the Emotions”. Reconstructing Pain and Joy: Linguistic, Literary and Cultural Perspectives. Ed. C. Lascaratou, A. Despotopoulou, E. Ifantidou. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008, 75-95.

“University English Studies in Greece: A Brief Survey”. European English Studies: Contributions towards the History of a Discipline, II. Ed. Renate Haas and Balz Engler. Leicester: The English Association, 2008, 133-149.

Review: Margaret Atwood: Feminism and Fiction by Fiona Tolan. Modern Fiction Studies (Purdue University, Johns Hopkins University Press) Vol. 54.4 (Winter 2008): 935-938.

“Mind Matters: Butler and Late Nineteenth-Century Psychology”. Samuel Butler, Victorian Against the Grain. Ed. James G. Paradis. Toronto and London: Toronto University Press, 2007, 195-219.

Editor (with Sean Homer and Yannis Stavrakakis), Objects: Material, Psychic, Aesthetic. Gramma: Journal of Theory and Criticism Vol. 14  (2006).

“Introduction” (with Sean Homer and Yannis Stavrakakis), Objects: Material, Psychic, Aesthetic. Gramma: Journal of Theory and Criticism Vol. 14 (2006): 7-17.

“The Insistence of the Object – and its Sublimations”. Gramma: Journal of Theory and Criticism Vol. 14 (2006): 141-159.

“'What isn't there' in Margaret Atwood's The Blind Assassin: The Psychoanalysis of Duplicity”. Modern Fiction Studies (Purdue University, Johns Hopkins University Press) Vol. 50.3 (Fall 2004): 681-700.

Literature and Psychoanalysis: Intertextual Readings. Houndmills, Basingstoke (UK) & New York: Palgrave/Macmillan, 2001 (268 pages).

Editor, with Introduction (pp.1-8). The Other Within  Vol. I  (Literature and Culture), Thessaloniki, 2001.

“Antigone and the Tragedy of Desire”. (Dis)Placing Classical Greek Theatre. Ed. Savas Patsalidis and Elizabeth Sakellaridou. Thessaloniki: University Studio Press, 1999, 308-316.

“Anachrony and Anatopia: Spectres of Marx, Derrida and Gothic Fiction”. Ghosts: Deconstruction, Psychoanalysis, History. Ed. Peter Buse and Andrew Stott. Houndmills, Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1999, 127-143.

“Revealed or Hidden?: George Eliot's Other Gothic”.  Literature and its Presuppositions. Ed. Tina Krontiri. Thessaloniki: University Studio Press, 1999, 187-198.

“Aphonia and the Talking Cure: Language and Silence in Psychoanalysis”. Silence in Language and Literature. Ed. Ann R. Cacoullos and Mary Sifianou. Athens:  Parousia, 1998, 163-171.

“Learning What we have Forgotten: Repetition as Remembrance in Early Nineteenth-Century Gothic”. European Romantic Review (San Francisco) Vol. 6:2 (Winter 1996): 213-226.

“Eίναι ο γυναικείος λόγος διαφορετικός από τον αντρικό;  Eισαγωγή για μια θεωρητική προσέγγιση του θέματος”.  Γυναίκα και Λογοτεχνία. Eπιμέλεια Ξανθή Kατσαρή. Κομοτηνή, 1995, 64-72.

“Speaking ‘Likenesses’―and ‘Differences’: The Prose Fantasies of Christina Rossetti”. Victorian Literature and Culture (New York) Vol. 23 (1995): 147-157. (An earlier version appeared in Logomachia: Forms of Opposition in English Language/ Literature. Ed. E. Douka-Kabitoglou. Thessaloniki, 1994, 145-157.)

“Σχόλιο (1) στην  Εισήγηση της Nicole Ward Jouve”. Γυναίκα . Λογοτεχνία. Θεωρία. Eπιμέλεια  Τίνας Κροντίρη. Θεσσαλονίκη, 1994, 43-47.

“Katherine Mansfield Reading Other Women: The Personality of the Text”. Katherine Mansfield: In From the Margin. Ed. Roger Robinson. Baton Rouge and London: Louisiana State University Press, 1994, 36-52. (An earlier version appeared in Women’s Studies Journal Vol. 4 no. 2   [December 1988]: 89-104.)

“The Other Side of the Looking Glass: Women’s Fantasy Writing and Woolf’s Orlando”.  Gramma: Journal of Theory and Criticism Vol.  1 (1993): 137-153.

Editor (with Yiorgos Kalogeras), Gramma: Journal of Theory and Criticism  Vol.  1 (1993).

Fictions of the Female Self: Charlotte Brontë, Olive Schreiner, Katherine Mansfield. London: Macmillan Press and New York: St. Martin's Press, 1991 (203 pages).

“Charlotte Brontë's Villette and the Textuality of Selfhood”. Women’s Studies International Forum  Vol. 14 nos. 1/2 (1991): 99-109.

“Heretic Narratives by Little Hands: Fictions of Female Selfhood in the Nineteenth-Century English Novel”. Eπιστημονική Eπετηρίδα του Tμήματος Aγγλικής Γλώσσας και Φιλολογίας  (Thessaloniki), 1990: 105-112.

“Katherine Mansfield’s Piece of Pink Wool: Feminine Signification in 'The Luftbad'”. Studies in Short Fiction  (South Carolina)  Vol. 27 no.4 (Fall 1990): 495-500.

“Afterword”,  Virago Press edition of Olive Schreiner, The Story of an African Farm.  London, 1989, 285-308.

Συνεπιμέλεια, σε τρεις  Τόμους,  της Eπιστημονικής  Eπετηρίδας  του Τμήματος Αγγλικής, Α.Π.Θ. (1989, 1990 και1993).

“Katherine Mansfield Reading Other Women: The Personality of the Text”. Women’s Studies Journal (Auckland, New Zealand)  Vol. 4 no. 2    (December 1988): 89-104.

“Charlotte Brontë and the Critics: Attitudes to the Female Qualities in her Writing”. AUMLA (Australasian Modern Languages Association) Vol. 62 (November 1984): 151-170.

Review of two books on Samuel Butler. Victorian Studies (Indiana University) Vol. 26 no. 2 (Winter 1983): 232-234.

“Samuel Butler’s Cambridge Background, and Erewhon”. English Literature in Transition (Arizona State University) Vol. 24 no. 1 (1981): 17-39.

“Samuel Butler, Homoeopathy, and the Unity of Opposing Principles”. AUMLA (Australasian Modern Languages Association)  Vol. 53 (May 1980): 25-41.

“Samuel Butler’s Late Works: The Motives and Methods of a Controversialist”. English Miscellany (Rome, ed. Mario Praz) Vols. 28-29 (1979-80):  293-320.