1. Innocence, Heterosexuality, and the Queerness of Children’s Literature by Tison Pugh
  2. Getaway Girl by Terry Thaxton
  3. Writing for the Web: Composing, •Coding, and Constructing Web Sites
  4. People Get Ready by Kevin Meehan
  5. Elegant Punk by Darlin Neal
  6. Ecocritical Explorations in Literary and Cultural Studies by Patrick D. Murphy
  7. Intercultural Communication by Houman Sadri and Madelyn Flammia
  8. Transversal Ecocritical Praxis by Patrick D. Murphy
  9. The Year of Disappearances by Susan Hubbard
  10. The Season of Risks by Susan Hubbard
  11. Everyday Chica by Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés
  12. The Rhetorical Nature of XML by J.D. Applen and Rudy McDaniel
  13. Getaway Girl by Terry Thaxton
  14. Problem Novels by Anna Maria Jones
  15. According to the Gospel of Haunted Women
  16. The Heaven of Animals by James Poissant
  17. The Society of S by Susan Hubbard
  18. Crossing The Creek by Anna Lillios
  19. Mud Song by Terry Thaxton
  20. The Zero Theorem by Pat Rushin
  21. Oye What I'm Gonna Tell You by Milanés
  22. Marielitos, Balseros and Other Exiles by Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés
  23. Lizard Man by David James Poissant
  24. The Historicism of Charles Brockden Brown by Mark L. Kamrath
  25. Collecte Writings of Charles Brockden Brown edited by Mark L. Kamrath
  26. The Flight of the Kuaka by Donald Stap
  27. As If, poems by Russ Kesler
  28. Rattlesnakes and the Moon by Darlin Neal
  29. Virtual Teams in Higher Education by Flammia
  30. Drawing on the Victorians, edited by Anna Maria Jones
  31. The Terrible Wife by Terry Thaxton
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. 

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
91257 LIT3313 Science Fiction Rdce Time M,W 1:30PM - 2:20PM Not Online
LIT 3313.0M01: Science Fiction

PR: Grade of C (2.0) or better required in ENC 1102

This class offers a historical overview of the genre of SF from the very end of the 19th century to the present. We will cover the birth of the genre in the 1890s, the pulp magazine era, the Golden Age of the 40s-50s, the New Wave revolution of the 60-70s, the Cyberpunk movement of the 80s, and end with a smattering of some of the various styles that characterize contemporary SF. Overall, our concern throughout the class will be to work against the tendency to see science fiction as an essentially escapist genre by striving to connect our novels and stories to their historical, cultural, and political contexts.
91285 LIT3313H Honors Science Fiction Lit Face2Face M,W 12:00PM - 1:15PM Not Online
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Course Number Course Title Mode Session Date and Time Syllabus
50631 ENL4273 Modern British Literature Web B Web Not Online
ENL 4273.BW60: Modern British Literature

PR: Grade of C (2.0) or better required in ENG 3014

This course covers the period from WWI to the present. It will begin with First World War poetry and then cover modernism, finally moving on to the rise of working class literature and Britain’s confrontation with the loss of empire. I expect students to learn to address complex literature within historical context and to become sensitive to issues of difference between British and US culture.
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.
90816 ENL4273 Modern British Literature Rdce Time M,W 10:30AM - 11:20AM Not Online
ENL4273.0M01: Modern British Literature

PR: Grade of C (2.0) or better required in ENG 3014

Major writers of modern British literature.
Course Number Course Title Mode Session Date and Time Syllabus
50646 ENL4273 Modern British Literature Web B Web Not Online
ENL4273.BW59: Modern British Literature

PR: Grade of C (2.0) or better required in ENG 3014

Major writers of modern British literature.

Updated: Dec 5, 2017

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