1. Getaway Girl by Terry Thaxton
  2. According to the Gospel of Haunted Women
  3. The Zero Theorem by Pat Rushin
  4. The Year of Disappearances by Susan Hubbard
  5. Elegant Punk by Darlin Neal
  6. People Get Ready by Kevin Meehan
  7. Lizard Man by David James Poissant
  8. Marielitos, Balseros and Other Exiles by Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés
  9. Transversal Ecocritical Praxis by Patrick D. Murphy
  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. The Heaven of Animals by James Poissant
  13. Problem Novels by Anna Maria Jones
  14. Intercultural Communication by Houman Sadri and Madelyn Flammia
  15. The Terrible Wife by Terry Thaxton
  16. Collecte Writings of Charles Brockden Brown edited by Mark L. Kamrath
  17. Drawing on the Victorians, edited by Anna Maria Jones
  18. The Rhetorical Nature of XML by J.D. Applen and Rudy McDaniel
  19. The Historicism of Charles Brockden Brown by Mark L. Kamrath
  20. Everyday Chica by Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés
  21. Oye What I'm Gonna Tell You by Milanés
  22. Getaway Girl by Terry Thaxton
  23. The Season of Risks by Susan Hubbard
  24. Virtual Teams in Higher Education by Flammia
  25. As If, poems by Russ Kesler
  26. Writing for the Web: Composing, •Coding, and Constructing Web Sites
  27. The Society of S by Susan Hubbard
  28. Crossing The Creek by Anna Lillios
  29. Rattlesnakes and the Moon by Darlin Neal
  30. The Flight of the Kuaka by Donald Stap
  31. Mud Song 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
11308 ENG6078 Contemp Movements Lct Theory Mixed-Mode/Reduce Seat-Time(M) Th 07:30 PM - 09:20 PM 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 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.

Course Number Course Title Mode Session Date and Time Syllabus
61369 LIT6936 Studies in Lct Theory World Wide Web (W) C Not Online

LIT 6936

Dr. Campbell

Biblical Hermeneutics

As Terry Eagleton and Gauri Viswanathan have pointed out in very different contexts, the history of “English” as an academic discourse is not a very long one. The interpretation of text, however, does have a very long history, and certainly one of the texts with the longest interpretive histories is the Bible. This class will work toward understanding the complexity of biblical hermeneutics by stressing two different approaches. We will look at modern hermeneutics, by which I mean the Enlightenment-inspired approach that considers the Bible as a historically produced anthology of texts, and at ancient hermeneutics, by which I mean interpretive styles dating back to the ancient world that assume the Bible is a unified text with an overall coherent message.

Throughout the class, our purpose will be not only to understand different traditions of biblical interpretation, but also to think carefully about how these traditions affect the way we read literature. In other words, in what ways is hermeneutics in general affected by the history of specifically biblical hermeneutics?

The course does not presume intimate knowledge of the Bible.

Required texts include The New Oxford Annotated Bible (4th ed.), William Yarchin’s anthology History of Biblical Interpretation, and several supplemental pdfs. Access to a different biblical translation from the NRSV that is contained in the NOAB will be very useful for students.

Updated: Dec 6, 2018

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