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Erin James Associate Professor


Erin James joined the English Department at the University of Idaho in 2012. Her book The Storyworld Accord: Econarratology and Postcolonial Narratives (University of Nebraska Press, 2015) explores the intersections of ecocriticism, postcolonialism, and narrative theory and questions the role narratives stand to play in a response to today’s environmental crisis.

Erin has also published essays in The Language of Plants (U of Minnesota Press 2017), the Journal of Narrative Theory, the Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial LiteratureThe Bioregional Imagination (U of Georgia P 2012), and Teaching Ecocriticism and Green Cultural Studies (Palgrave 2012).

At the University of Idaho, Erin teaches courses on global literatures in English, postcolonial literatures and theory, ecocriticism, and critical theory. She is also the Director of the M.A. in English and the chair of the Ecocriticism Reading Group.


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