Emeritus College

Chapman, Wayne

Dr. Wayne Chapman, Professor Emeritus of English, retired in 2016. While at Clemson he served as the Director for the Center for Electronic and Digital Publishing as well as editor for the CU Press. He has undertaken several worthwhile endeavors since his retirement. Click HERE to view Dr. Chapman’s website.

Book details and Published Writings: W. B. Yeats’s Robartes-Aherne Writings: Featuring the Making of His “Stories of Michael Robartes and His Friends” (London: Bloomsbury Publishers, June 2018), pp. 411+ (illustrated). He is currently working on a descriptive bibliography of the W.B. and George Yeats library in the National Library of Ireland. Also, on April 2018, he saw through the press the third edition (revised) of An Annotated Guide to the Writings and Papers of Leonard Woolf (Clemson University Press, with his wife, Janet Manson. 

Publications in 2020-2021 include: “Something that I read in a book”: W. B. Yeats’s Annotations at the National Library of Ireland (Clemson, SC: Clemson University Press, 2021), forthcoming in two volumes, c. 200,000 words (illustrated). Also, “Yeats’s Late Style” in The Oxford Handbook of W. B. Yeats, ed. Matthew Campbell and Lauren Arrington (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2021), forthcoming (7,000 words);  “George Yeats, Thomas Parkinson, and the Legacy of the Archive,” New Thresholds in Yeats Studies: Yeats Annual 22, ed. Warwick Gould (Cambridge: Open Book Publishers, 2021), forthcoming [13,000 words; illustrated].  “Leonard Woolf’s The Village in the Jungle in Retrospect,” Virginia Woolf Miscellany 96 (Fall 2019-Fall 2020), 26-28. This article is part of a special issue entitled “Centennial Contemplations on Early Work by Virginia Woolf and Leonard Woolf” edited by Rebecca Duncan. [Critical review:] Fred Leventhal and Peter Stansky, Leonard Woolf: Bloomsbury Socialist (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019), reviewed for Woolf Studies Annual 26 (2020), 161-63. “In Memoriam: Molly Jane Hoff (1931-2019),” Virginia Woolf Miscellany (Fall 2019-Fall 2020), 8.  

Soon after retiring, Chapman published, “Easter, 1916 Redux,” International Yeats Studies, 1.2 (spring 2017): 1-17 (illustrated). “Yeats’s White Vellum Notebook, 1930-1933,” International Yeats Studies 2.2 (spring 2018), 41-60; and “My Yeats,” a memoir published on Yeats’s 153rd birthday, on Bloomsbury Literary Studies blog, 13 June 2018. He also published the “Dedication [i.e. for Bill Koon and Frank Day]” to The South Carolina Review 50.2 (Spring 2018): 3-5.


Exhibitions: “Yeats Now and in the Next Generation: The Legacy of the Archives,” invited presentation for Bloomsbury Modernist Archives, University of York, May 17-19, 2018, with partial support from the Norwegian government, via Norway Studies Centre, University of York. He volunteered services as Associate Editor-in-Chief of The Timberline Review No. 7: Rebirth (August 2018), 157 pp., published by Willamette Writers, and will represent Clemson University Press with an exhibition at the Portland Book Festival, Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon, on November 10, 2018.

Dr. Chapman serves on the Editorial Advisory Boards (reviewing book proposals and manuscripts) of Bloomsbury Modernist Archives, Yeats Annual, International Yeats Studies, Yeats Annual and Clemson University Press. He also is the General Editor of the Virginia Woolf Selected Papers (monographic series), of which the most recent volume is Virginia Woolf and The World of Books (Clemson University Press, 2018).