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James W. Leonard

James Wharton Leonard received his PhD from Tufts University in the Fall of 2017 with a specialty in 19th/20th American Literature, and is currently teaching literature and writing courses at The Citadel.  His dissertation and current book project examines relationships between taxonomic discourse and American national identity and focuses on the works of Mark Twain, Djuna Barnes, Leslie Marmon Silko, and Cormac McCarthy.  He has published and/or presented on Twain, McCarthy, Monica Ali, John Updike, Malcolm Lowry, D. H. Lawrence, and James Joyce.

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Ph.D. in English - Tufts University, Medford, MA (2017)

M.A. in English - Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC (2011)

B.A. in English - Duke University, Durham, NC (2009)

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