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James Wallace

english department

James Wallace

Associate Professor
Director of the English Department’s Honors Program

B.A., Earlham College
Ph.D., Columbia University

Stokes Hall S443
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, Mass. 02467

Phone: 617-552-3712
Fax: 617-552-4220

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Academic Profile

Specializes in American Literature before 1865, American Studies, and New Historicism. Prof. Wallace is currently working on representations of race in the Early Republic (1820-1850).


  • Garth Williams, American Illustrator: A Life (2016).
  • "The Black Sailor and The Red Rover,"in James Fenimore Cooper: His Country and His Art, No. 10 (1999).
  • "Hawthorne and Stowe," in Hawthorne and Women: Engendering and Expanding the Hawthorne Tradition (1999).
  • Early Cooper and His Audience (1986).