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Dr. Patrick Query

Professor of English


Professor, Department of English and Philosophy (2018-Present)

Associate Professor (2011-2018)

Assistant Professor (2006-2011)

Guest Lecturer/Instructor/Liaison, Bard Prison Initiative (2014-Present)

Ongoing Research Projects

I’m working on two books, one a series of essays on T. S. Eliot and the other on the relationship between anarchism and representation in the literature of the Aran Islands (in Ireland). Keywords in my critical approach these days include liberation, representation, and hope.

Publications & Presentations


A Tourist in Africa, by Evelyn Waugh. Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh, Volume 25 (Oxford 2021)

Ritual and the Idea of Europe in Interwar Writing (Ashgate 2012)

Select Refereed Articles and Chapters in Print

“Democracy, Punishment, Banality: Anti-Fascism 1940-2020,” (chapter) in T. S. Eliot Studies Annual, 2021.

“Changing Horses: The Legacy of the Quixote in the Novels of Ian McEwan,” Critique, 2020.

Never Let Me Go and the Horizons of the Novel,” Critique, 2015.

“Form and Redemption in The Manager,” (chapter) in The Salt Companion to Richard Berengarten (Salt 2011).

“The Pleasures of Higher Vices: Sexuality in Eliot’s Work,” (chapter) in A Companion to T. S. Eliot (Blackwell 2009)

Recent Conference Presentations and Invited Lectures

“The Aran Islands and the Crisis of Representation,” Modernist Studies Association, 2018.

“Eliot and Radical Hope, 1939,” T. S. Eliot Society, 2018.

“Eliot and the Anarchist,” T. S. Eliot Society, 2017.

“John Howard Wilson and the Evelyn Waugh Society,” Huntington Library, 2017.

“Waugh and Modernism Revisited: A Confession,” Bennington College, 2015.