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James Whitlark

Professor

Ph.D. Virginia
Office:
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Email:jswhitlark@yahoo.com

Whitlark's field of specialization is Religions in Literature, and has won the New Professor and President’s Excellence in Teaching awards. His publications include two authored books, Illuminated Fantasy: From Blake’s Visions to Recent Graphic Fiction and Behind the Great Wall: A Post-Jungian Approach to Kafkaesque Literature, a co-edited book, and fifty-five articles in addition to the studies presented at his electronic journal http://human-threshold-systems.whitlarks.com

Books
Co-edited Book
Articles
Book Chapters
Book Chapters
Reviews
Poems
Awards 

Behind the Great Wall: A Post-Jungian Approach to Kafkaesque Literature

The Literature of Emigration and Exile


Books

  • J., R. R., P. O., M. R., I. B., S. R.. In James Whitlark (Ed.), Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis: Critical Inquiries. Pasadena, California: Salem Press, 2011.
  • Behind the Great Wall: A Post-Jungian Approach to Kafkaesque Literature.  Madison:  Fairleigh Dickinson University/London:  Associated University Presses, 1991.
  • Illuminated Fantasy: From Blake’s Visions to Recent Graphic Fiction. Madison: Fairleigh Dickinson University/London: Associated University Presses, 1988.

 

Co-edited Book

  • The Literature of Emigration and Exile. Lubbock: Texas Tech University Press,  1992. [With Wendell Aycock].

 

Articles

  • Hypnosis and Awareness Expansion: The Case of Aldous Huxley. HypnoGenesis, 2011.
  • “Literature as Early Warning.” Dynamical Psychology: An International Interdisciplinary Journal of Complex Mental Processes, 2008.
    http://www.goertzel.org/dynapsyc/2008/Literature.htm
  • “Kipling’s Scriptural Paradoxes for Imperial Children.” Children’s Literature Review, 145, 9, 2008.
  • “The Sequence of Archetypes in Individuation” Dynamical Psychology An International, Interdisciplinary Journal of Complex Mental Processes, 2005.
    http://www.goertzel.org/dynapsyc/2005/Whitlark.htm
  • “Poetry as Hypnosis: An Ericksonian Approach to Whitman’s ‘Song of the Open Road.’” [With Lynn Whitlark] HypnoGenesis; Magazine for Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy, 2004.. [A Journal of the British Society of Clinical Hypnosis]
    http://www.hypnos.co.uk/hypnomag/whitlark.htm [24 pages typescript]
  • "Horrifying Boredom in Michael Crichton's Fictions," Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts, v. 13, no. 3, 2003: 226-38.
  • “A Gravesean Approach to Kafka’s Great Wall stories,” Symposium 55.4 (Winter 2002): 228-242.
  • “Developmental Psychology and The Monk,” Journal of Comparative Literature and Aesthetics 22 (1999 [actually November 2000]): 43-58.
  • “Kipling’s Scriptural Paradoxes for Imperial Children,” Children’s Literature Association Quarterly  24 (1999): 24-33.
  • “Kafka’s Parodies of Sexual Homicide,” Journal of the Kafka Society of America  22 (June/September1998 [actually August 2000)]: 70-80
  • “Heresy Hunting: The Monk  and the French Revolution.” Romanticism on the Net. 8 (November 1997): 10 pag. Online. Internet. [General Editor, Michael Laplace-Sinatra (St. Catherine's College, Oxford); volume editor, Frederic Frank (Allegheny College ).
    http://www-sul.stanford.edu/mirrors/romnet/heresy.html
  • “Double Identity in Mark and House Made of Dawn,” in the CD Proceedings of the Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association, March 1997, San Antonio.
  • “Kafka’s Babel.” Journal of the Kafka Society of America 13  (June/December 1989): 67-73.
  • “A Post-Jungian Approach to Kafka.” Journal of the Kafka Society of America 9 (June/December 1985): 149-60.
  • “Illustrated Science Fiction and Illuminated Fantasy.” Fourth Annual Meeting of the Southwest and Texas Popular Culture Assoc. Compil. and ed. Michael K. Schoenecke. Oklahoma City:  Oklahoma Historical Society Microprint, 1984: 134-44.
  • “Kafka and the Taoist Sages.” Journal of the Kafka Society of America 8 (June/December 1984): 28-34.
  • “Matthew Arnold and Buddhism,” The Arnoldian 1 (1981): 5-16.
  • “Nineteenth-Century ‘Nirvana Talk.’” South Asian Review 5 (1981): 17-33.
  • “Chaucer and the Pagan Gods.” Annuale Mediaevale 18 (1977): 65-75.
  • “The Beats and their Tantric Goddesses.” Literature East and West 21 (1977): 148-60.
  • “More Borrowings by T. S. Eliot from The Light of Asia,” Notes and Queries NS 22 (1975): 206-7.

 

Book Chapters

  • Whitlark, J. (2011). About This Volume. In James Whitlark (Ed.), Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis: Critical Insights (pp. vii-xiv).
  • Whitlark, J. (2011). On The Metamorphosis: A Neo-Anthropological Approach to Its Conflicts. In James Whitlark (Ed.), Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis: Critical Insights (pp. 3-18).
  • Whitlark, J. (2011). "Green Movement Poets". In Rosemary M. Canfield Reisman (Ed.), Critical Survey of Poetry, Fourth Edition (pp. 690-695). Pasadena, Ca.: Salem Press.
  • Whitlark, J. (2011). "Jorge Luis Borges". In Rosemary M. Canfield Reisman (Ed.), Critical Survey of Poetry, Fourth Edition (pp. 39-44). Pasadena, Ca.: Critical Survey of Poetry, Salem.
  • Whitlark, J. (2011). "Valmiki". Critical Survey of Poetry, Fourth Edition (pp. 308-311). Pasadena, Ca.: Salem Press.
  • Whitlark, J. (2010). "Preface" (vol. Historical Residues in the Old Irish Legends of Queen Medb: An Expanded Interpretation of the Ulster Cycle, pp. i-ii). Lampeter: Edwin Mellen.
  • Whitlark, J., Zohn, H. (2010). In Carl Rollyson (Ed.), "Elias Canetti" (Fourth Edition ed., vol. Critical Survey of Long Fiction, pp. 771-775). Pasadena California: Salem  Press.
  • In Carl Rollyson (Ed.), "J. K. Rowling" (Fourth Edition ed., vol. Critical Survey of Long Fiction, pp. 3918-3922). Pasadena California: Salem, 2010.
  • In Steven G. Kellman (Ed.), "Lucius Apuleius" (pp. 124-129). Magill's Survey of World Literature by Salem Press, 2009.
  • In Steven G. Kellman (Ed.), "Malcolm Lowry" (pp. 1570-1575). Pasadena, Ca.: Magill's Survey of World Literature by Salem Press, 2009.
  • “Historical Mysteries,” Critical Survey of Mystery and Detective Fiction, Revised Edition. Edited by Carl Rollyson. Pasadena: Salem Press, 2008: 2046-2054
  • “Historical Writing (Nonfiction).” Books and Beyond: The Greenwood Encyclopedia of New American Reading. Edited by Kenneth Womack. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 2008. 2: 468-468-483.
  • “Historical Fantasy,” Books and Beyond: The Greenwood Encyclopedia of New American Reading. Edited by Kenneth Womack. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 2008. 2: 427-440.
  • “Lucius Apuleius.” Magill’s Survey of World Literature, Revised Edition. Edited by Steven G. Kellman. Pasadena: Salem Press, 2009: 124-129.
  • “Malcolm Lowry.” Magill’s Survey of World Literature, Revised Edition. Edited by Steven G. Kellman. Pasadena: Salem Press, 2009: 1570-1575.
  • “.Rowling, J. K. “ Critical Survey of Long Fiction, Fourth Edition. Ed. Carl Rollyson. Pasadena: Salem Press, 2010: 3918-3922.
  • “Canetti, Elias” (Update) Critical Survey of Long Fiction, Fourth Edition. Ed. Carl Rollyson. Pasadena: Salem Press, 2010:771-776.
  • “Historical Mysteries,” Critical Survey of Mystery and Detective Fiction, Revised Edition. Edited by Carl Rollyson. Pasadena: Salem Press, 2008: 2046-2054
  • “Decadence in Post-Colonial British Dystopias.” In Paul Fox, ed., Decadences: Morality and Aesthetics in British Literature. Studies in English Literatures, No. 2. Stuttgart: Ibidem, 2006: 197-220.
  • “Edward Lear," Cyclopedia of World Authors, 4th ed. Rev., Ed., Tracy Irons-Georges,. Pasadena: Salem, 2004: 1869-70.
  • ”The Gilgamesh Epic,” Cyclopedia of Literary Places Ed. R. Baird Shuman,. Vol. 1. Pasadena: Salem, 2003: 447-449
  • ”Kim.” Cyclopedia of Literary Places Ed. R. Baird Shuman, vol. 1. Pasadena: Salem, 2003: 613-614.
  • “George Berkeley,” Dictionary of Literary Biography, vol. 252: British Philosophers, 1500-1799. London: Bruccoli Clark Layman, 2002: 65-84
  • “Cyrano de Bergerac,” Cyclopedia of Literary Places. Pasadena: Salem Press, 2002
  • “Mikhail Mihailovich Bakhtin” Dictionary of Literary Biography, vol. 242: Twentieth-Century European Cultural Theorists. Ed. Paul Hansom. London: Bruccoli Clark Layman, 2001: 47-58.
  • “Evelyn Underhill,” Dictionary of Literary Biography, vol. 240: Late Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century British Women Poet. London: Bruccoli Clark Layman, 2001: 283-293.
  • “Empire of Light and Dark: Japanese POW Camps and Narratives of Survival,” Captive and Free: Colonial Incarceration, Ed. Graeme. London: Continuum/Cassel, 2001: 145-160.
  • Lafcadio Hearn” Critical Survey of Short Fiction, Second Revised Edition. Ed. Charles E. May, 7 vols., Pasadena: Salem Press, 2001: 1156-1159.
  • “Salman Rushdie” Critical Survey of Short Fiction, Second Revised Edition. Ed. Charles E. May, 7 vols., Pasadena: Salem Press, 2001: 2068-2071.
  • “Gerald Vizenor” Critical Survey of Short Fiction, Second Revised Edition. Ed. Charles E. May, 7 vols., Pasadena: Salem Press, 2001:2406-2409.
  • “Revelation,” Encyclopedia of Life Writing: Autobiographical and Biographical Forms. Edited by Margaretta Jolly Vol. 2. London: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2001: 745-746.
  • “Self–Reflexive Long Fiction,” Critical Survey of Long Fiction, Second Revised Edition.  Pasadena, California: Salem Press, 2000: 4230-4233.
  • “Psychological Long Fiction,” Critical Survey of Long Fiction, Second Revised Edition.  Pasadena, California: Salem Press, 2000: 4219–4223.
  • [With John Fletcher] “J. G Ballard,” Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol. 207: British Novelists since 1960 ed. Merritt Moseley. London: Bruccoli Clark Layman, 1999: 3-13.
  • “Undead Space: Vampiric Geography,” Southwestern PCA/ACA, Albuquerque, NM, 1999 [published as part of the Proceedings on CD–ROM].
  • “Anne Sexton.” In Cyclopedia of World Authors, Revised Edition. Pasadena, California: Salem Press, 1997: 1812–1813.
  • “Alexandre Dumas, pére.” In Cyclopedia of World Authors, Revised Edition. Pasadena, California: Salem Press, 1997: 582-584. [revision]
  • “Edmond Rostand.” In Cyclopedia of World Authors, Revised Edition. Pasadena, California: Salem Press, 1997: 1732–1733. [revision]
  • “Jacques Ellul” In Cyclopedia of World Authors, Revised Edition. Pasadena, California: Salem Press, 1997: 632–633. [revision]
  • “Juan Benet.”In Cyclopedia of World Authors, Revised Edition. Pasadena, California: Salem Press, 1997: 181–182. [revision]
  • “Michel Butor” In Cyclopedia of World Authors, Revised Edition. Pasadena, California: Salem Press, 1997: 320–321. [revision]
  • “Milan Kundera” In Cyclopedia of World Authors, Revised Edition. Pasadena, California: Salem Press, 1997: 1171–1172. [revision]
  • “Pierre Loti” In Cyclopedia of World Authors, Revised Edition. Pasadena, California: Salem Press, 1997: 1274. [revision]
  • “Romain Rolland.” In Cyclopedia of World Authors, Revised Edition. Pasadena, California: Salem Press, 1997: 1721–1722. [revision]
  • “Rudyard Kipling.” In Cyclopedia of World Authors, Revised Edition. Pasadena, California: Salem Press, 1997: 1145–1146. [revision]
  • “Stéphane Mallarmé” In Cyclopedia of World Authors, Revised Edition. Pasadena, California: Salem Press, 1997: 1336–1337. [revision]
  • “Anti–Semitism in literature” In Issues and Identities in Literature. Pasadena, California: Salem Press, 1997: 95–98.
  • “Jung, C.G. ” In Issues and Identities in Literature. Pasadena, California: Salem Press, 1997: 559–60.
  • “Torquato Tasso.” In Cyclopedia of World Authors, Revised Edition. Pasadena, California: Salem Press, 1997: 1976–1977. [revision]
  • “Valmiki.” In Cyclopedia of World Authors, Revised Edition. Pasadena, California: Salem Press, 1997: 2059–2060. [revision]
  • “Kafka’s ‘Country Doctor’ as Neo-Romantic Fairy Tale.” Shape of the Fantastic. Westport, Ct.: Greenwood, 1990: 43-49.
  • “Vonnegut’s Anthropology Thesis.” Literature and Anthropology. Edited by Philip A. Dennis and Wendell Aycock. Studies in Comparative Literature, No. 20. Lubbock:  Texas Tech University Press, 1989:77–86.
  • “Superheroes as Dream Doubles.” In Aspects of Fantasy: Selected Essays from the Second International Conference on the Fantastic in Literature and Film.  Ed. William Coyle. Contributions to the Study of Science Fiction and Fantasy, no. 19. Westport, Ct.: Greenwood Press, 1986: 107-12.

 

Reviews

  • Rev. of Monsters and Madonas for the Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts
  • Review of  Joseph Carroll’s Literary Darwinism: Evolution, Human Nature, and Literature in In-Between: Essays & Studies in Literary Criticism (July 2006), !3: 97-100.
  • Rev. of Existentialism on Film: Woody Allen  by Sander H. Lee. Stirrings Still: The International Journal of Existential Literature, (2005); 83-85.
  • Rev. of. Kafka’s Castle and the Critical Imagination by Stephen D. Dowden, South Atlantic Review  (1997): 174–175.
  • Rev. of Jane Austen and the Fiction of Culture: An Essay on the Narration of Social Realities, by Richard Handler and Daniel Segal. American Anthropologist 93 (December 1991): 979.
  • Rev. of American Critics at Work: Examinations of Contemporary Literary Theories.  ed. Victor A. Kramer. Christianity and Literature 36 (Fall 1986): 48-49.

 

Poems

  • “To a Wilted Freshman,” Our Twentieth Century’s Greatest Poems, ed. Eddie–Lou Cole, (Sacramento, Ca.: World of Poetry Press, 1982): 614–615.
  • “Chicago,” Bitterroot, 16 (1977): 9.
  • “I’ve Applied to the Organization,” Bitterroot: International Poetry Quarterly, 15 (1976): 15.
  • [untitled poem], Janus–SCTH, 8 (1976): 41.
  • “Villa D’Este,” in Yearbook of Modern Poetry, ed. Lincoln B. Young (Knoxville, Tx.: Young Publications, 1976): 253.
  • “Anything Can Happen in Central Park” Yearbook of Modern Poetry, ed. Lincoln B. Young (Knoxville, Tx.: Young Publications, 1976): 366.

 

Awards

Research

  • Shared as his Dissertation Director with the winner of the university's first Dissertation Award in Humanities, 2009

Teaching

  • Winner of President’s Excellence in Teaching Award, 1998
  • Nomination for President’s Excellence in Teaching Award, 1997
  • Winner of University-wide, New Professor, Excellence in Teaching Award, 1980
  • Nomination for Spencer A. Wells Teaching Award, 1981
  • Nomination for Piper Professorship, 1984

Service

  • Winner of Director of Honors Award, 1985
  • Certificate of Service, Honors Program, 1989