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James Rozier

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Senior Lecturer
Areas of Speciality
  • American Literature and Culture
  • Modernism
  • Southern Literature
  • (979) 458-3177
  • LAAH 412
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Ph.D., University of Mississippi, 2015

M.A., University of South Carolina, 2009

B.A., University of South, 2005


Travis Rozier earned his PhD in English at the University of Mississippi in 2015 and both his BA and his MA at the University of South Carolina. He wrote his dissertation on modern southern women writers and the politics of melancholia and memorialization. His areas of interest include southern modernism, material culture, southern women writers, and weird fiction.

Research Interests

  • Southern modernism
  • Southern women writers
  • Material culture
  • Weird fiction


  • “The Politics of Memorialization and Melancholia in Eudora Welty’s Delta Wedding,” Texas Studies in Literature and Language 57.3 (Fall 2015): 282-304
  • “‘The Whole Solid Past’: Memorial Objects and Consumer Culture in Eudora Welty’s The Optimist’s Daughter,” Southern Quarterly 53.1 (Fall 2015): 137-152
  • “Mourning, Melancholia, and Textual Scapegoating,” Review Essay of Greg Forter’s Gender, Race, and Mourning in American ModernismTwentieth-Century Literature 58.2 (Summer 2012): 341-348.