Faculty Profile for Dr. James B Reeves
Biography and EducationDr. Reeves received his Ph.D. in 2016 from UCLA, where he studied eighteenth-century and Romantic British literature. His research interests include the early novel, satire, and secularization. His work has appeared in multiple outlets, including Eighteenth-Century Studies, Eighteenth-Century Fiction, the Keats-Shelley Journal, and others. His first book, Godless Fictions in the Eighteenth Century: A Literary History of Atheism, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2020.
Selected Scholarly/Creative Work
- Reeves, J. B. (2020). Antislavery Literature and the Decline of Hell. Eighteenth-Century Studies, 53, 571–587.
- Reeves, J. B. (2020). Godless Fictions in the Eighteenth Century: A Literary History of Atheism. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
- Reeves, J. B. (2016). Unbelief and Sympathy in Shelley and Hogg’s Letters to Ralph Wedgwood. Keats-Shelley Journal, 65, 41–52.
- Reeves, J. B. (2015). Untimely Old Age and Deformity in Sarah Scott’s Millenium Hall. Eighteenth-Century Fiction, 27(2), 229–256.
- Reeves, J. B. (2013). Posthumous Presence in Richardson’s Clarissa. SEL Studies in English Literature 1500–1900, 53(3), 601–621.
- Award / Honor Nominee: 2021 AAR Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion, Textual Studies, American Academy of Religion. 2021
- Award / Honor Recipient: Achievement Award for Excellence in Scholarly/Creative Activity, Texas State University, College of Liberal Arts. August 3, 2021
- Award / Honor Recipient: Center for 17th- and 18th-Century Studies Travel Award, University of California, Los Angeles. December 2015
- Award / Honor Recipient: English Department International Travel Award, University of California, Los Angeles. December 2015
- Award / Honor Recipient: Alumni Scholarship, University of California, Los Angeles. September 2011 - June 2012
Selected Service Activities
Children's Literature Hiring Committee
November 2022-February 2023
ENG 3301 Revision Committee
Assistant to the Chair
Texas State English Department Curriculum Review
August 23, 2021-May 2022
19th-Century British Literature Hiring Committee
August 23, 2021-February 2022
Reviewer / Referee
Christianity and Literature
October 20, 2021-November 22, 2021