James Mayo

Associate Professor of English

James Mayo

Phone: (731) 424-3520 ext. 50268
Office: CLR 215J
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Department: Communication and Humanities
Dept. Phone: (731) 425-2607

Education:
B.A. English (1996) Middle Tennessee State University; M.A. English (1999) University of Idaho Master's Thesis: "James Welch's The Death of Jim Loney: A Post-Colonial Interpretation with Ethnographic Background"



Mayo lecturing at the Hemingway Conference at the University of Idaho.

Hello! I've been a member of the English Department at Jackson State since 2002. I generally teach English Comp I, English Comp II, and both American Literature I and II. I earned my Bachelor of Arts in English at MTSU in 1996 and my Master of Arts in English at the University of Idaho. I live in Pinson with my wife, Dr. Liz Mayo, and our two children.

List of publications and contributions:

  • "The Great Eaters of Georgia." By Carson McCullers, edited and with an introduction by Carlos L. Dews and James Mayo. Reprinted in The Library of American: Collected Works of Carson McCullers, January 2016. 
  • “Teaching The Old Man and the Sea” to Community College Students,” Hemingway and His Scholars Academic Panel, 7th Annual Hemingway Festival, University of Idaho, March 2016.
  • “’Coyote Steals the Sun and Moon.’” Companion to the American Short Story. Abby Werlock, ed. New York: Facts on File, 2009.
  • “‘Hard Riding’ by D’Arcy McNickle.” Companion to the American Short Story. Abby Werlock, ed. New York: Facts on File, 2009.
  • “‘A Day’s Wait’ by Ernest Hemingway.” Companion to the American Short Story. Abby Werlock, ed. New York: Facts on File, 2009.
  • “‘Up in Michigan’ by Ernest Hemingway.” Companion to the American Short Story. Abby Werlock, ed. New York: Facts on File, 2009.       
  • “‘The End of Something’ by Ernest Hemingway.” Companion to the American Short Story. Abby Werlock, ed. New York: Facts on File, 2009.
  • “‘In Another Country’ by Ernest Hemingway.” Companion to the American Short Story. Abby Werlock, ed. New York: Facts on File, 2009.
  • “‘The Killers’ by Ernest Hemingway.” Companion to the American Short Story.  Abby Werlock, ed. New York: Facts on File, 2009.
  • Mayo, James. "Finding Common Ground: Re-Examining the Theme of Renewal in James Welch's The Death of Jim Loney." Reprinted in Contemporary Literary Criticism. Ed. Jeffrey W. Hunter. Vol. 249. Detroit: Gale, 2008.
  • “The Love Song of an Adjunct: Reflections of Teaching Writing Part-Time and the Failure of Composition Theory.” FORUM: Newsletter of the Committee on Contingent, Adjunct, and Part-Time Faculty. Conference on College Composition and Communication. 10.2 (Spring 2007): A13-16.      
  • Mayo, James. "Morrison's The Bluest Eye." Reprinted in Children's Literature Review. Ed. Tom Burns. Vol. 99. Detroit: Gale, 2005.
  • With Carlos Dews. “Introduction.” “The Great Eaters of Georgia.” By Carson McCullers. The Oxford American 49 (Spring 2005): 80.
  • With Carlos Dews, eds. “Great Eaters of Georgia.” By Carson McCullers. The Oxford American 49 (Spring 2005): 80-85.
  • Wind from an Enemy Sky by D’Arcy McNickle.” Companion to the American Novel. Abby Werlock, ed. New York: Facts on File, 2006.
  • The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers.” Companion to the American Novel. Abby Werlock, ed. New York: Facts on File, 2006.
  • A Man Called Horse by Dorothy M. Johnson.” Companion to the American Novel. Abby Werlock, ed. New York: Facts on File, 2006.
  • The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance by Dorothy M. Johnson.” Companion to the American Novel. Abby Werlock, ed. New York: Facts on File, 2006.
  • Sundown by John Joseph Mathews.” Companion to the American Novel. Abby Werlock, ed. New York: Facts on File, 2006.
  • Winter in the Blood by James Welch.” Companion to the American Novel. Abby Werlock, ed. New York: Facts on File, 2006.
  • “Making the Research Paper Relevant.” Innovations Abstract 26:14 (2004).
  • “Electric Dialogue: An Email Conversation with Virgil Suárez.” The Bilingual Review/ La Revista Bilingüe. 26:1 (2001): 56-64.
  • “Finding Common Ground: Re-Examining the Theme of Renewal in James Welch's The Death of Jim Loney.South Dakota Review 40:4 (Winter 2002): 67-87.
  • “Morrison’s The Bluest Eye.” The Explicator 60:4 (Summer 2002): 231-234.
  • “Silko’s Ceremony." The Explicator 60:1 (Fall 2001): 54-56.
  • With Ron McFarland. “Annotated Bibliography.” Understanding James Welch. By Ron McFarland. Columbia:  U of South Carolina P, 2000. 193-202.
  • With Ryan Witt. “An Interview with Philip Dacey.” Fugue (Winter 2000): 14-23.
  • “Electric Dialogue: An Email Conversation with Virgil Suárez.” Fugue (Summer 1999): 13-27. Reprinted in The Bilingual Review/ La Revista Bilingüe 26:1: (2001).
  • “8/9/95” (poem). Collage: The Journal of the Creative Arts at Middle Tennessee State University (Spring 1996): 18.
  • “Blackberries” (story). Collage: The Journal of the Creative Arts at Middle Tennessee State University (Fall 1994): 13-15.
  • “Manifest Destitute” (story). Collage: The Journal of the Creative Arts at Middle Tennessee State University (Spring 1994): 10-12.
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