Faculty Profile for Dr. James B Reeves

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Dr. James B Reeves
Assistant Professor — English
phone: (512) 245-7697

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Dr. 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, 571–87.
  • 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.

Selected Awards

  • 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

Reviewer / Referee
Comparative Literature and Culture
June 27, 2020-July 6, 2020