Jim Kincaid

Professor Emeritus of English and Aerol Arnold Professor Emeritus of English

Contact Information
E-mail: kincaid@usc.edu
Phone: (213) 740-3753
Office: THH 410



  • B.S. , Case Western Reserve University
  • M.A. , Case Western Reserve University
  • Ph.D. English, Case Western Reserve University

  • Description of Research

    Summary Statement of Research Interests
    Professor Kincaid researches critical theory, American Studies and Queer studies. Before coming to USC in 1987, he taught at Ohio State, Berkeley, and Colorado. Kincaid's earlier work in Victorian literature and culture and in literary theory has yielded to publication in cultural studies, most recently in the history and current cultural practices of eroticizing children and instituting elaborate scapegoating rituals to disguise what we are doing. He regularly teaches classes in criminality/lunacy/perversion, in age studies, in censorship, and in other areas of literary, political, and cultural studies.
    Research Specialties
    Victorian literature and culture, sexuality studies, cultural studies


    • Kincaid, J. R. (2007). Wendell and Tyler. to agent.

    Multimedia Scholarship and Creative Works

    • novels, 4 novels finished/revised and sent to agent, 2006-2007   

    Honors and Awards

    • USC Endowed Chair, Aerol Arnold Chair in English and Professor of English, 1/1/1987-  
    • USC Raubenheimer Outstanding Senior Faculty Award, for Teaching and Scholarship, 2000  
    • Guggenheim Fellowship Recipient, 1973  

    Service to the Profession

    Editorships and Editorial Boards
    • Editorial Board Member, PMLA, 1977-1980  

  • USC Dornsife Department of English
  • 3501 Trousdale Parkway
  • Taper Hall of Humanities 404
  • University Park
  • Los Angeles, CA 90089-0354
  • Fax: (213) 741-0377