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Jim Kincaid

Professor Emeritus of English and Aerol Arnold Professor Emeritus of English

Contact Information
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  
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