James Duban, Ph.D. | Department of English

James Duban, Ph.D.

Professor of English | Associate Dean for Research and National Scholarships
940-565-2820
Office: 
228A Sage Hall

James Duban is the author of Melville's Major Fiction: Politics, Theology, and Imagination (1983); The Nature of True Virtue: Theology, Psychology, and Politics in the Writings of Henry James, Sr., Henry James, Jr., and William James (2001); and Be a College Achiever: The Complete Guide to Academic Stardom (2005). He has also edited Social Circumstance and Aesthetic Achievement: Contextual Studies in Richard Wright's "Native Son," a collection of essays by students of the Honors College of UNT. His articles have appeared in such journals as American Literature, Philosophy and Literature, Nineteenth-Century Fiction, Philological Quarterly, The New England Quarterly, Papers on Language and Literature, The Harvard Theological Review, The Harvard Library Bulletin, and Journal of Speculative Philosophy, among others. He continues his work in the area of Melville studies, while advancing his interests in such writers as Philip Roth and Roth's engagement with the ideas of Arthur Koestler, Martin Heidegger, and Jean-Paul Sartre. As Honors College Associate Dean for Research and National Scholarships, Dr. Duban has guided students through the process of applying successfully for Truman, Goldwater, Udall, Madison, Gates Millennium, PEO Peace, Rotary, DAAD, NSF, HSF, and many other national awards, all of which, beyond considerations of generous funding and recognition, have life-changing value.

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