James Finley

James Finleys 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.


James Finley

College Of Arts And Sciences

Department of Language, Literature, and Arts

Associate Professor

Classroom Hall 328
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Course Teachings

ENGL 5360 002 Topics in American Literature Spring 2024 Syllabus
ENGL 5305 500 Graduate Research Project Spring 2024 Syllabus
ENGL 2326 001 Literature of the Americas Spring 2024 Syllabus