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


No courses found for Spring 2020.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
89925 ENG6950 Capstone Course Face to Face Instruction (P) M 06:00 PM - 08:50 PM Not Online

Unlike most other classes in the LCT program, the Capstone does not concentrate on exposure to new ideas and producing new writing; rather, this class is designed to revise and develop at least one previous paper in two different but related forms: an 8 to 10 page conference paper and a 15 to 20 page scholarly article. Students will be graded not merely on their work on their own papers, but also on their helpfulness in advising their peers. One of the most important functions of the class is to encourage students to think about writing as a multi-stage process rather than as something that is produced to fulfill the requirements of a single class.

In addition to revision, the class will also work on professionalization, including having a current and presentable CV, being familiar with scholarly journals and calls for papers (cfps), and developing approaches to issues that affect the academy generally.

Finally, the class has the responsibility of planning and running the annual English Department Symposium, which will take place during the Spring 2020 semester. 

No courses found for Summer 2019.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
11308 ENG6078 Contemp Movements Lct Theory Mixed-Mode/Reduce Seat-Time(M) Th 07:30 PM - 09:20 PM Available

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 New Criticism, although New Criticism itself will also be covered. In order to contextualize this material properly, however, we will visit several texts from the 19th and early 20th centuries, specifically excerpts from Marx, Nietzsche, and Freud.

After investigations of New Criticism, structuralism, and poststructuralism, the class will divide more recent trends into the two umbrella concerns of history and gender/sexuality. 

No courses found for Fall 2018.

Updated: Dec 6, 2018

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