English

Jim Kilfoyle

Associate Professor of English

Areas of expertise
Eighteenth-century British literature, postcolonial literature, literary theory

Education

MA, PhD, Brown University, 1994
AB, Wesleyan University, 1983

Positions

Associate Professor of English
Southwestern University
August 01, 1998 - present

Department Chair--English
Southwestern University
August 01, 2004 - present

Assistant Professor of English
Southwestern University
August 01, 1992 - July 01, 1998

Visiting Instructor
Orange Coast College (Costa Mesa, CA)
August 01, 1991 - July 01, 1992

Teaching Philosophy

Helping students in the serious business of having fun with words.

Courses: Spring 2014

Literary Criticism/Theory
Best Recent Fict:Booker Prize

Previous Courses

Among others: College Writing, Survey of English Literature I, Personal Voice, Literary Criticism/Literary Theory, Postcolonial London, Shakespeare, Enlightenment Self-fashioning

Research

Sociability and forms of life-writing in the long eighteenth century (1660-1832).  Secondary interest in Restoration and eighteenth-century drama.