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

James Campbell, Ph.D.

Education

  • 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

Books

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

Articles/Essays

  • “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.

Courses

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
19577 LIT3313 Science Fiction Face to Face Instruction (P) Tu,Th 12:00 PM - 01:15 PM Not Online

This class offers a historical overview of the genre of SF from the end of the nineteenth century to the contemporary period. 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 SF in the past few decades. Our overall concern throughout the class will be twofold: first, to stress that SF is a genre with a history and that most individual works of SF can only be adequately interpreted in response to that history, and second, 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. The class mainly uses short stories with some supplemental novels. 

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. 

Course Number Course Title Mode Session Date and Time Syllabus
61889 LIT3313 Science Fiction World Wide Web (W) B Not Online

This class offers a historical overview of the genre of SF from the end of the nineteenth century to the contemporary period. 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 SF in the past few decades. Our overall concern throughout the class will be twofold: first, to stress that SF is a genre with a history and that most individual works of SF can only be adequately interpreted in response to that history, and second, 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. The class mainly uses short stories with some supplemental novels. 

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. 

18880 LIT3313H Honors Science Fiction Lit Face to Face Instruction (P) Tu,Th 04:30 PM - 05:45 PM Not Online

This class offers a historical overview of the genre of SF from the end of the nineteenth century to the contemporary period. 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 SF in the past few decades. Our overall concern throughout the class will be twofold: first, to stress that SF is a genre with a history and that most individual works of SF can only be adequately interpreted in response to that history, and second, 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.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
80802 ENG3014 Theories and Tech of Lit Study World Wide Web (W) Not Online

This class will cover basic contemporary approaches to the academic study of literature, including New Critical close reading, poststucturalism/deconstruction, psychoanalysis, feminism, sexuality/queer studies, Marxism, historicism, and reader response criticism. We will apply these approaches to texts ranging from the ultra-canonical Hamlet to a popular science fiction film. We will focus on research and work toward the construction of a sophisticated research project appropriate for 4000-level coursework.

Students should emerge from this course with the ability to read texts from a variety of different perspectives and perform research at an appropriate advanced undergraduate level.

Updated: Dec 6, 2018

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