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Jim Hood portrait
Part time Faculty

Jim Hood

Charles A Dana Professor Emeritus of English


Archdale Hall 110


University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill, Ph.D., English, 1991
Yale University Divinity School, M.A.R., 1981
Guilford College, A.B., Religious Studies, 1979

Selected Scholarship

  • “How to Teach About Nature While We Destroy It.”  The Chronicle Review.  [The Chronicle of Higher Education.] 27 January 2017.  B4-B5.
  • Quakers and Literature.  Editor and writer of introduction.  Vol. 3 of Quakers in the Disciplines series.  [Philadelphia]:  Friends Association for Higher Education, 2016.
  • “John Keats and Ethical Practice.”  Quaker Perspectives in Higher Education, Friends Association for Higher Education (2014).
  • “‘Permanently Valuable’:  Victorian Christian Literary Annuals and the Commodification of Religion.” Victorians Institute Journal (2010).
  • Divining Desire:  Tennyson and the Poetics of Transcendence, Ashgate (2000).
  • "Tennyson, D.W. Griffith, and Victorian Pneumatography."  Victorians Institute Journal (1997).

Courses Taught

British Romantic Literature
Victorian Literature
American Nature Writing
Literature and Ethics
First-year writing
Woodworking and Furniture History (January term)
Introduction to Literary Studies
British Literature II

Areas of Interest

Nineteenth-century British literature
Nature writing
Woodworking & material culture