1. Marielitos, Balseros and Other Exiles by Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés
  2. Oye What I'm Gonna Tell You by Milanés
  3. The Night We Set the Dead Kid on Fire by Ephraim
  4. Mud Song by Terry Thaxton
  5. Everyday Chica by Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés
Department of English Graduate Programs
James Campbell

James Campbell, Ph.D.


  • Ph.D. in English from University of Notre Dame (1996)

Research Interests

British and Irish Literature since 1885, War and Literature, Sexuality Theory, Science Fiction

Selected Publications


  • Oscar Wilde, Wilfred Owen, and Male Desire: Begotten, Not Made. Palgrave Studies in Nineteenth-Century Writing and Culture. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. 


  • “Fear of a Stupid Planet: Sexuality, SF, and Kornbluth’s ‘The Marching Morons.’” Extrapolation 55 (2014): 51-74.    
  • “See-Thru Desire and the Dream of Gay Marriage: Joe Orton’s Entertaining Mr. Sloane on Stage and Screen.” Modern British Drama on Screen. Ed. R. Barton Palmer and William Robert Bray. Cambridge University Press, 2013. 145-68. 
  • “Sexual Gnosticism: The Procreative Code of ‘The Portrait of Mr. W. H.’” Wilde Discoveries: Traditions, Histories, Archives. Ed. Joseph Bristow. University of Toronto Press, 2013. 169-89.    
  • “Kill the Bugger: Ender’s Game and the Question of Heteronormativity.” Science Fiction Studies 36.3 (2009): 490-507. 
  • "Just Less than Total War: Simulating World War II as Ludic Nostalgia." Playing the Past: History and Nostalgia in Video Games. Ed. Zach Whalen and Laurie N. Taylor. Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press, 2008. 183-200.
  • “Interpreting the War.” The Cambridge Companion to the Literature of the First World War. Ed. Vincent Sherry. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005. 261-79.
  • “Combat Gnosticism: The Ideology of First World War Poetry Criticism.” NLH: New Literary History 30.1 (1999): 203-16.
  • “‘For You May Touch Them Not’: Misogyny, Homosexuality, and the Ethics of Passivity in First World War Poetry.” ELH: English Literary History 64.3 (1997): 823-42.
  • “Enforced Aphasia: Language, Violence and Silence in Christopher Logue’s Homeric Poetry.” LIT: Literature, Interpretation, Theory 7.4 (1997): 283-300.
  • “Coming Home: Difference and Reconciliation in Narratives of Return to ‘the World.’” The United States and Viet Nam from War to Peace. Ed. Robert M. Slabey. McFarland and Company, 1996: 198-207.


Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
11414 ENG6078 Contemp Movements Lct Theory Rdce Time Tu 7:30PM - 9:00PM Not Online

The course is designed to provide an overview of recent trends in theoretical approaches to literary and cultural studies. “Recent” is defined in the class as following the American New Criticism of the 1940s and 50s, although New Criticism itself will be covered. In order to contextualize this material properly, however, we will visit several figures from the 19th and early 20th centuries, namely Freud, Nietzsche, Marx, and Saussure. 

No courses found for Fall 2017.

No courses found for Summer 2017.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
19193 LIT6936 Studies in Lct Theory Rdce Time Th 7:30PM - 9:00PM Not Online
LIT6936.0M01: Studies in Literary, Cultural, and Textual Theory

Queer Theory

This seminar will offer an overview of queer theory, concentrating on the division between psychoanalytically based approaches and historically oriented ones. We’ll cover some of the big names in queer theory such as Michel Foucault, Judith Butler, David Halperin, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, Judith Halberstam, Lee Edelman, Michael Warner, and José Esteban Muñoz. We’ll also take a look at the controversy surrounding the 1991 documentary Paris is Burning.
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
80942 ENG6950 Capstone Course Rdce Time W 7:30PM - 9:00PM Not Online
ENG6950.0M01: Capstone Course

PR: Graduate standing in English and at least 18 graduate credit hours in English

The course focuses on the professionalization of graduate students in terms of scholarly research and writing. Specifically, students will revisit text written in a previous graduate class and systematically revise it with the goal of possible conference presentation of publication. Students will research presentation opportunities and publication venues, prepare abstract and/or proposals, understand the format of scholarly conferences and potentially participate in one, understand and potentially participate in the publication process. Emphasis is on self-assessment, refinement of theoretical and critical methodologies, peer review and collaboration, and productive research and writing habits.

No courses found for Summer 2016.

Updated: Dec 5, 2017

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