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Dr. James Keller

James Keller
  • Chair/Professor


Contact Information

  • Department: English
  • Office: Beckham 106
  • Mailing Address: Beckham 100
  • Email:
  • Phone: 859-622-5861


Dr. James Keller is originally from Kewanee, IL, where he graduated from Whethersfield High School in 1978. He obtained his Ph.D. from University of South Florida in 1991, his doctoral work concentrating on Early Modern Drama.  Having taught for several years at Community Colleges during graduate school, he obtained his first full-time position at University of North Florida for a one-year lectureship in 1991. The following year he moved on to a full-time tenured position at Mississippi University for Women in Columbus, MS, where he was Professor of English for 15 years. There he also served as Director of the Honors College for nine years and Chair of the Department of Languages and Literature for two. Upon moving to the Bluegrass state, Dr. Keller has served as Professor and Chair of English at Eastern Kentucky University since 2007.

Keller teaches in a variety of areas, including Shakespeare, British Literature, Renaissance Literature, African American Literature, and LGBTQ Literature. His scholarship addresses a variety of topics: early modern poetry and drama, modern drama, African American literature, gender studies, and cultural studies with a heavy concentration on film and television. He has published nine books: five monographs and four edited collections. He has published over fifty academic articles.


Subject  TitleDatesLocationTerm
AFA 361African American LiteratureTR 9:30am-10:45am Internet Classes Spring 2023
ENG 361African-American LiteratureTR 9:30am-10:45am Internet Classes Spring 2023
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