PhD, Indiana University
James C. McKelly received his PhD from Indiana University in 1990. He specializes in 20th-century American cultural studies, film studies, and modernism, and has published his latest work in Screen, African American Review, and Profession. He has offered courses such as "Ways of Being Wild: the Culture of Rebellion in American Fiction and Film" and "Harlem and the Modern." He is currently working on a series of articles theorizing contemporary American cinema. As part of a creative outreach initiative sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts, McKelly is working with filmmakers Bruce Kuerten and John Dijulio to conceive, develop, and produce a documentary television series focused on cultural issues in the New South.
His teaching has received commendations for excellence from several campus organizations, including the Panhellenic Council, the Omicron Delta Kappa honorary, and Mortar Board.
20th-century American cultural studies, film studies, modernism