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, poetry, satire, Enlightenment philosophy, postcolonialism, and secularization. His work has appeared in Eighteenth-Century Fiction, the Keats-Shelley Journal, and SEL Studies in English Literature 1500–1900. His current book project, Godless Fictions: Unbelief and the Ecumenical British Enlightenment, traces a literary history of atheism in eighteenth-century Britain.

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • 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