Mmag. phil. Tamara Radak

Working hours: Mon 13-18, Thur 10-13


Having completed a three-year uni:docs fellowship and submitted her PhD thesis at the English Department, University of Vienna, Tamara Radak is currently preparing a monograph on “endgames” and anti-closural narratives in the novels of James Joyce, Flann O'Brien, Virginia Woolf, and Ernest Hemingway, titled "No(n)Sense of an Ending? Modernist Aporias of Closure".

Radak has been invited as a lecturer at the Trieste James Joyce Summer School and the Vienna Irish Studies and Cultural Theories Summer School. She has published essays in James Joyce Quarterly, European Joyce Studies, James Joyce Literary Supplement, and the Flann O'Brien-themed The Parish Review. Her most recent essay, published in Flann O'Brien, titled "Problems with Authority" (Cork UP, 2017), applies hypertext and possible worlds theory to Flann O'Brien's The Third Policeman. She is currently working on the edited volume Irish Modernisms: Gaps, Conjectures, Possibilities, together with Paul Fagan and John Greaney.

Radak’s research and teaching focuses on modernism and postmodernism, Irish literature and culture, and the intersection between literary theory and technology studies. In addition to her academic work, Radak is a regular fact-checker, proofreader, and contributor to Metropole – Vienna in English.