Meet the Faculty

James  Diedrick

James Diedrick

Professor of English

Contact Information

Phone: 404.471.6198
Office Location: Buttrick 307

Academic Degrees

B.A., Western Washington State University
M.A., University of Washington
Ph.D., University of Washington

Teaching and Scholarly Interests

Professor Diedrick teaches courses in British Literature & Culture, Global Modernism, Fiction and Film, non-fiction writing and graphic memoirs. His scholarly interests include Victorian Studies, Victorian poetry, the British novel, and Film Studies. He also regularly advises English majors who are researching and writing Senior Seminar essays, including, Jenny Jacobs, ’11, now a policy associate with the Kyle House Group in Washington, D.C., who published her essay “In Pigeon-Holes Partly”: George Eliot’s Feminist Interrogation of the Femme Fatale Trope in Middlemarch” in the journal Literary Undergraduate Research.

Professional Activities

Diedrick's publications include the biography Mathilde Blind: Late-Victorian Culture and the Woman of Letters (University of Virginia Press, 2016); a co-edited anthology of essays on Stanley Kubrick, Depth of Field: Stanley Kubrick, Film and the Uses of History (University of Wisconsin Press, 2006); and a critical monograph on the contemporary British novelist Martin Amis (University of South Carolina Press, first edition, 1995; revised and expanded edition, 2004). His 2014 essay “You Are in Good Company” for the University of London conference New Directions in Fin de Siècle Studies discusses the process of writing the biography of Mathilde Blind.

Reviews of Mathilde Blind: Late-Victorian Culture and the Woman of Letters:

Review by Diana Maltz in Victorian Studies, vol. 61, no. 1 (Autumn 2018).

Review by Susan David, Bernstein in Review 19 (March 2018).

Review by Maria Luigia Di Nisio in Nineteenth Century Gender Studies, vol. 14 no. 1 (Spring 2018). 

Review by Camilla Cassidy, Times Literary Supplement (July 28 2017). 



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Curriculum Vitae (PDF)