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Department of English

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James Kirkland

Office: Bate 2102
Phone: 252-737-1945

James Kirkland teaches courses in Folklore, American Literature, and Rhetoric and Composition.  His articles and reviews on subjects ranging from Melville's literary uses of tall tale tradition to composition pedagogy and magico-religious healing traditions have appeared in English Language Notes, Medium Aevum, Western Folklore, North Carolina Folklore Journal, Tar River Poetry, and other  journals.  And he has co-authored or co-edited seven books, most recently Writing  with Confidence: A Modern College Rhetoric (Heath, 1989), Herbal and Magical Medicine: Traditional Healing Today (Duke UP, 1992), and Concise English Handbook, 4th ed. (Houghton, 1997).

B.A. University of Florida
M.A. University of Florida
Ph.D. University of Tennessee

Primary Areas of Research/Teaching
19th Century American Literature
Rhetoric & Composition

Courses Taught
6625: Teaching Composition: Theory and Practice
6265: Special Topics Seminar in American Literature
6220: The American Renaissance
5250: The American Novel, 1800-1920
4250: American Literature, 1865-1920
4200: American Literature, 1820-1865
3810: Advanced Composition
3570: American Folklore
3420: The Short Story
2200: Major American Writers
2000: Interpreting Literature
1200: Composition
1100: Composition

E-mail & Website Links
Graduate Literature Program