James McNelis: Curriculum Vitæ


Last modified May 18, 2016.

Professor James I. McNelis III, Ph.D.
English, Wilmington College
Pyle Center Box 1261
1870 Quaker Way
Wilmington OH 45177
Office telephone 937.382.6661 x304

Internet: McNelis "at" aol dot com. Web: teachingtolkien.org/McNelis

Education:

Dissertation Title:

"The Uncollated Manuscripts of The Master of Game: Towards a New Edition"

Dissertation Director:

Professor Paul G. Remley

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Master's Thesis Committees at Kutztown:

Jacante Jackson (1998)--Examination Committee Member
Jessica Parnell (1999-2000)--Director
Tim Bonner (1999-2000)--Member

Publications:

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Invited Lectures:

Upcoming (have been invited for some time; dates TBD):

 

·  Presentation to Stephen Yandell's undergraduate Tolkien class at Xavier University, Cincinnati.

·  Guest lecture for the history program at Southern State Community College on the history and context of the Peasant's Revolt of 1381.

Completed:

2010:

·  Presentation in spring term to the crosslisted graduate/undergrad. course, "Nature in the Middle Ages," of Lisa Kiser of the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Ohio State University.

2007:

·  Presentation on Tolkien and his reception in the 1960's, in a crosslisted graduate/undergrad. course, "The Two Rings: Wagner and Tolkien," at Cleveland State University on Feb. 22, 2007, at the invitation of Ed Haymes.

2006:

·  Presentations on Jan. 23 and Feb. 8 to the crosslisted graduate/undergrad. course, "Nature in the Middle Ages," of Lisa Kiser of the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Ohio State University.

2005:

·  Presentation in the English Ph.D. program on the topic of interviewing for jobs in teaching-intensive small colleges, at Ohio University, Oct. 30th, at the invitation of Josephine Bloomfield.

Awards:

Professional Activities:

2014:
*Presenting on a discussion panel, "What is Ecocriticism, Anyway? (A Roundtable)," on the topic "Buton Folcscare: Royal and People's Preserves," at the 49th Annual International Congress on Medieval Studies, May 8-11 2014, at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI.
* Presented at a panel/demonstration of falconry at the "Game of Thrones Day" Conference, February 8th, at Ohio State University.

2012:
*Sponsored a session, "Kindle-ing the Codex: Are e-Books the New Lindisfarne?", at the 47th Annual International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI.
*Presented in a panel discussion, "J.R.R. Tolkien's Impact on Studying the Middle Ages," at the 28th annual conference of the Medieval Association of the Midwest, held at Xavier University in Cincinnati.

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