James Finley

James Finley

Associate Professor
College Of Arts And Sciences
Department of Language, Literature, and Arts
Main Campus-CAB Room 319B

210-784-2257   |jsfinley@tamusa.edu

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James Finley's teaching focuses on early and nineteenth-century American literature, environmental literature, English Language Arts pedagogy, and the literature of the abolitionist movement in the United States. He is the editor of Henry David Thoreau in Context (Cambridge University Press, 2017) and is at work on a monograph tentatively titled "Free Soil Abolition: Slavery, Race, and Ecology in Antebellum America." Other scholarship has been published in ESQ: A Journal of the American RenaissanceISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and EnvironmentThe New North Star, andThe Concord Saunterer: A Journal of Thoreau Studies, as well as in multiple edited collections.


Courses Teaching

Subject Number Section Description Term Syllabus
ENGL 3362 001 Early American Literature Fall 2023 Syllabi
ENGL 4392 001 Teaching English Fall 2023 Syllabi