James Riemer

Rank
Professor

Educational Background
PhD English, Bowling Green State University
MA English, Bowling Green State University
BA, State University College at Brockport

Interests and Specializations
American Literature and Culture, emphasis on 1830-1945; African American and Ethnic Literatures; Gender Studies and Popular Literature

About
My current research focuses on dime novels published from 1890 to 1910. I am writing a critical essay that examines dime novels for their depiction of Russia and Japan and America’s relation to those two nations during the Russo-Japanese War (1904-05) and the period immediately prior to that conflict. I am also working on an examination of the dime novel origins of the modern spy novel. I am the author of From Satire to Subversion: The Fantasies of James Branch Cabell, and my other publications include essays on Harriet Jacobs, Sam Shepard, and gender studies approaches to American literature and science fiction. I have presented numerous conference papers, most recently on African American detective fiction, the fiction of Lisa See and Pauline Hopkins, and strategies for effective online teaching.