Shelly Brivic, Professor of English, received his Ph. D. from The University of California at Berkeley.
He has published six books on modem fiction, five on James Joyce and one on American novelists:
James Joyce between Freud and Jung (Kennikat, 1980)
Joyce the Creator (Wisconsin, 1985)
The Veil of Signs: Joyce, Lacan, and Perception (Illinois, 1995)
Joyce 's Waking Women: An introduction to Finnegans Wake (Wisconsin, 1995)
Tears of Rage: The Racial Interface of Modern American Fiction: Faulkner, Wright, Pynchon and Morrison (LSU, 2008)
Joyce through Lacan and Zizek: Explorations (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2008).
Edited with Ellie Ragland-Sullivan; a special Issue of James Joyce Quarterly on Joyce and Lacan, 1991.
Editorial Boards: James Joyce Quarterly, Joyce Studies Annual
Founding Faculty Advisor for Journal of Modern Literature
He teaches courses on modem literature, critical theory and psychology. The theorist he has been reading most lately is Alain Badiou.
He is currently working on a book on Irish fiction from Joyce to Anne Enright, or from 1910 to 2010. A chapter from this book, "The Third Policeman as Lacanian Deity: O'Brien's Critique of Language and Subjectivity," appeared in New Hibernia Review in 2012.