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). His articles have appeared in such journals as American Literature, Nineteenth-Century Fiction, Philological Quarterly, The New England Quarterly, The Harvard Theological Review, The Harvard Library Bulletin, and Journal of Speculative Philosophy, among others. He continues his work in the area of James and Melville studies, while advancing his interests in such writers as Philip Roth and Meyer Levin. As director of the UNT Office for Nationally Competitive Scholarships, Dr. Duban has guided students through the process of applying successfully for Truman, Goldwater, Udall, Madison, Gates Millennium, P.E.O 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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