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James H. Thrall, Mellon Lecturing Fellow

Contact Info:

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Office Location:  Art Building, Office 200-O
Office Phone: 919 660 4368
E-mail Address:  send me a message

Typical Courses Taught:

  • Religion 184, Religion and film Synopsis
  • Religion 185s, Religion of science fiction Synopsis
  • Religion 20s, Psychology of religion Synopsis
  • Writing 20, Images of arthur (academic writing) Synopsis
  • Writing 20, Medieval myths of marvels (academic writing) Synopsis
  • Writing 20, Imagining freedom (academic writing) Synopsis
  • PhD, Duke University, 2005
  • M.A.R., Yale University, 1986
  • B.A., Colby College, 1978
Research Interests:
Religion and Film, Religion and Literature, Cultural Studies, Critical Theory, Postcolonial Theory and Literature, Science Fiction

Curriculum Vitae

Recent Publications

  • James H. Thrall. "Love, Loss and Utopian Community on William Gibson's Bridge." Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction 33.91 (Summer, 2004): 97-115.
  • James H. Thrall, assistant editor. "Encyclopedia of Protestantism."  Ed. Hans Hillerbrand Taylor and Francis, January, 2004.
  • James H. Thrall. "Immersing the Chela: Religion and Empire in Rudyard Kipling's Kim." Religion and Literature 36.3 (Autumn, 2004): 45-67.
  • James H. Thrall, Review Essay of Gauri Viswanathan, Outside the Fold: Conversion, Modernity, and Belief. Polygraph: An International Journal of Culture and Politics World Religions and Media Culture12 (2000): 187-195.

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