James Ivory

Academic Specialty:

Postcolonial Literatures, Cultural Studies

Education:

  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Selected Publications:

  • Ivory, James. Identity and Narrative Metamorphoses in Twentieth-Century British Literature. Lewiston: The Edwin Mellen Press, 2000.
  • ---. "The Ethics of Geography: A Contrapuntal Reading of the Fictional 'Homeland' in Salman Rushdie's Shame."(In)fusion Approach: Theory, Contestation, Limits (In)fusionising a Few English Novels. Ed. Ranjan Ghosh. University Press of America, Inc., 2006.
  • ---."Postcolonial Approach." The Toni Morrison Encyclopedia. Ed. Elizabeth Beaulieu. Westport: Greenwood Press, 2002.
  • ---."Birth of a Nation'hood: Gaze, Script, and Spectacle in the O.J. Simpson Case." The Toni Morrison Encyclopedia. Ed. Elizabeth Beaulieu. Westport: Greenwood Press, 2002.
  • ---."Self-Colonization, Loneliness, and Racial Identity in Ama Ata Aidoo's Our Sister Killjoy or Reflections from a Black-eyed Squint." Postcolonial Perspectives on Women Writers. Ed. Martin A. Japtok. Lawrenceville: Africa World Press, 2003.
  • ---."Sam Selvon." The Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies. Ed. John C. Hawley. Westport: Greenwood Press, 2001.

James M. Ivory grew up in Eden, North Carolina. In 1981 he graduated from Morehead High School and went to Wake Forest University. He graduated with a BA in English in 1985. In 1988 he started graduate work in English at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, graduated with a Ph.D in 20th century American and British Literature in 1996. His research interests are Postcolonial and Cultural Studies. He has been at Appalachian State University since Fall 1996.

Title: Associate Professor
Department: Department of English

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