Faculty Profile  Faculty ProfileLast Modified Time: 02:00:38 PM Wed, 2 Apr 2014 
 Contact Information
Dr. James David Taylor
Contact address   1220 Anna Street, Denton, TX 76201     Office LocationEESAT, Room No.: 325B 
Email  jdtaylor@unt.edu    Contact Number (940) 369-8611   
toggle toggle  Professional Preparation
 Degree Major/Thesis/Dissertation Institution Year
Doctor of Philosophy English,Specialization: Creative Nonfiction & pre-1900 American Literature University of Tennessee 1988
Master of Arts English; minor, Philosophy University of North Texas 1986
Bachelor of Arts English; minor, Philosophy. University of North Texas 1984
toggle toggle Courses Taught By Semester --- Organized Classes will be uploaded from THECB Data file
SemesterSubjectCourse NumberSectionCourse NameCalculated Semester Credit HoursSyllabus 
Spring 2014ENGL2210005Masterpieces of world literature from the Ancients Through the Early Renaissance Download Syllabus
Spring 2014ENGL1320052College Writing II Download Syllabus
Spring 2014ENGL2500004Introduction to Literary Analysis and Interpretation Skills Download Syllabus
Spring 2014ENGL2210004Masterpieces of world literature from the Ancients Through the Early Renaissance Download Syllabus
Spring 2014ENGL2210001Masterpieces of world literature from the Ancients Through the Early Renaissance Download Syllabus
Spring 2014ENGL1320026College Writing II Download Syllabus
Fall 2013ENGL2210005Masterpieces of world literature from the Ancients Through the Early Renaissance Download Syllabus
Fall 2013ENGL1320004College Writing II Download Syllabus
Fall 2013ENGL1315004Writing About Literature I Download Syllabus
Fall 2013ENGL1315003Writing About Literature I Download Syllabus
Spring 2013ENGL2210004Masterpieces of world literature from the Ancients Through the Early Renaissance Download Syllabus
Spring 2013ENGL2210001Masterpieces of world literature from the Ancients Through the Early Renaissance Download Syllabus
Spring 2013ENGL1320051College Writing II Download Syllabus
Spring 2013ENGL1320019College Writing II Download Syllabus
Fall 2012ENGL2210004Masterpieces of world literature from the Ancients Download Syllabus
Fall 2012ENGL1310054College Writing I Download Syllabus
Fall 2012ENGL1310051College Writing I Download Syllabus
Fall 2012ENGL1310009College Writing I Download Syllabus
Spring 2012ENGL2327005American Literature to 1870 Download Syllabus
Spring 2012ENGL2327001American Literature to 1870 Download Syllabus
Spring 2012ENGL2220003Masterpieces of world literature since the Renaissa Download Syllabus
Spring 2012ENGL2220001Masterpieces of world literature since the Renaissa Download Syllabus
Spring 2011ENGL2327001American Literature to 1870 Download Syllabus
Spring 2011ENGL2210002Masterpieces of world literature from the Ancients Thr3Download Syllabus
Spring 2011ENGL1320008College Writing II3Download Syllabus
Spring 2011ENGL1320007College Writing II3Download Syllabus
Spring 2010ENGL2327005American Literature to 187066 
Spring 2010ENGL2327003American Literature to 187072 
Spring 2010ENGL1320022College Writing II75 
Spring 2010ENGL1320020College Writing II72 
Fall 2011ENGL2220005Masterpieces of world literature since the Renaissance Download Syllabus
Fall 2011ENGL2220004Masterpieces of world literature since the Renaissance Download Syllabus
Fall 2011ENGL1320025College Writing II Download Syllabus
Fall 2011ENGL1320001College Writing II Download Syllabus
Fall 2010ENGL2328002American Literature from 1870 to Present Download Syllabus
Fall 2010ENGL1320019College Writing II Download Syllabus
Fall 2010ENGL1310004College Writing I Download Syllabus
Fall 2010ENGL1310014College Writing I Download Syllabus
toggle toggle  Research and Expertise
Curriculum Vitae
toggle toggle Appointments
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)RankDepartment / SchoolCollege / OfficeUniversity / Company
2006-PresentLecturerEnglish Department University of North Texas
2004-2006Academic Advisor Honors CollegeUniversity of North Texas
2003-2004AdjunctPhilosophy & English Departments University of North Texas
2001-2002Research AssociateProgram in Community, Culture, and Environment Northern Arizona University
2001Adjunct FacultyMasters of Liberal Studies Program Northern Arizona University
2000-2001ChairEnglish Department New Direction Learning Center, Keller ISD
1999-2000Associate Professor Converse College 
1994-2000Assistant Professor & Undergraduate/Graduate Advisor Converse College 
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Duration (YYYY - YYYY)Percentage TeachingPercentage ResearchPercentage Service
toggle toggle Publications
  Type  Publications per page   
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  YearPublication  Type
Restoring Home: Essays on Family and Place,Prose
James David Taylor
Lubbock, TX: Texas Tech University Press, Under contract
South Carolina Nature Writers: 1860-1970,Prose
James David Taylor
Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press
First Nine Poems of a Series Drawn from "The Log from the Sea of Cortez"
Steinbeck Review
Praying Up the Sun, Poetry
James David Taylor
Pecan Grove Press, San Antonio, TX: Pecan Grove Press
toggle toggle Editorships
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)OrganizationPositionClassification
2007-PresentA Southwest Nature Writing SeriesSeries EditorUNT Press
2003-PresentEnvironmental EthicsReader 
1995-PresentISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and EnvironmentEditorial Board Member 
 Book Manuscripts (natural history and literature and environment)ReaderUniversity of North Texas Press, University of Texas Press, University of Nevada Press, University of Wisconsin Press, University Press of Florida, and University of South Carolina Press
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2010“Science, Life, and Politics: Tools for Legitimizing Stories"Panel Co-Organizer and SpeakerSociety of Ethnobiology
2009“Ecocriticism and Environmental Philosophy”Panel Chair and SpeakerAssociation for the Study of Literature and Environment
2009"The Future of the Wild"Invited SpeakerLone Star College
2008“Finding Common Ground: Nature Writers Encounter Nature.”Invited SpeakerEarth Day Presentation, Trinity University, San Antonio, TX, April 22
2008“Re-Paddling the Brazos: 50 Years After John Graves.”Invited SpeakerCommon Experience Series, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX, Feb. 6
2008Poetry ReadingInvitedSalon Mijangos, San Antonio
2007“The Role of Narrative in Ecotuourism.”Invited SpeakerNorth American Ecotourism Conference, Madison WS, Sept. 24-27
2007Witnessing the Great Outdoors: A Symposium of Nature WritersInvited SpeakerTomball College, Houston, April 10
2007Team Integrated EngineeringInvitedInc. San Antonio
2006Texas Nature WritingPanelistTexas Book Festival, Austin, October 28-29
2006“The Necessity of Naturalists.”Keynote SpeakerTexas Master Naturalist Program Annual Conference, Mo Ranch, October 20-22
2006The Open BookInvitedGreenville, SC
2006Barnes & NobleInvitedAustin
2006Denton Women’s ClubInvited 
2006Barnes & NobleInvitedDenton
2006Barnes & Noble San Antonio
2006Barnes & Noble San Antonio
2005Barnes & Noble San Antonio
2005  St. Mary’s University
2005  Northern Arizona University
2004"On Not Teaching Walden: A Roundtable Discussion."Panel ParticipantThoreau Society Session, American Literature Association, San Francisco, May 27-30
2003“Language in the Landscape: Possibilities for Literature in Environmental Work.”Invited SpeakerEnvironmental Speaker Series, University of North Texas, February 14
2003"Giving Up on Language: Why I Quit Reading Walden."Invited SpeakerNorthern Arizona University, June 11
2001Authors Discuss River Writing.Panel ChairAssociation for the Study of Literature and Environment,Flagstaff, AZ, June 14-17
2001The Way to Save a River is Through ArtPanel ParticipantShaping the Ecology of a City. Columbia, SC, March 26-27
1999. Natural History and the American Literature SurveyPanel ParticipantAssociation for the Study of Literature and Environment. Kalamazoo, MI, June 2-5
1998The Production of South Carolina Naturalists: An AnthologyInvited SpeakerThomas Cooper Society and the Institute for Southern Studies, University of South Carolina, Columbia, Dec. 3
1998"Women and Men In and On Nature."Panel ChairThe Philological Association of the Carolinas. Spartanburg, SC, March 19-21
1998"Wilderness and Culture."Panel ChairThe North American Interdisciplinary Conference on Community and Environment. Reno, NV, February 19-21
1998Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century South Carolina NaturalistsInvited SpeakerGreenville's Women's Club
1997Literature and EnvironmentPanel ChairAssociation for the Study of Literature and Environment Conference, Missoula, MT, June
1997South Carolina: Histories in the LandscapePanel Chair. PCA/ACA Conference, San Antonio, TX, March
1997Southern Landscapes: Heaven, Hell, or HospitalInvited SpeakerSymposium sponsored by the McKissick Museum, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, September
1996The Tradition of Southern Nature WritingPanel ChairSociety for the Study of Southern Literature Conference, Richmond, VA, April
1996"'nature's God': Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century South Carolina Naturalists."Guest SpeakerInstitute for Southern Studies, University of South Carolina, Columbia, February
1995Narrative ScholarshipPanel Participant. Western Literature Association. Vancouver, Canada, October
1995Landscape and FictionPanel ChairAssociation for the Study of Literature and Environment. Fort Collins, CO, June
1994EcocriticismPanel ParticipantWestern Literature Association. Salt Lake City, UT, October
1990Reactions to IndustrialismPanel ChairAmerican Studies Association Tennessee-Kentucky Chapter. Murfreesburo, TN, March 31
toggle toggle  News
All Things Considered, NPR about Pride of Place: A Contemporary Anthology of Texas Nature Writing
Interviewed on All Things Considered, NPR about Pride of Place: A Contemporary Anthology of Texas Nature Writing, April 22, 2006. Http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5357543

toggle toggle Presentations and Projects
  Presentations/Projects per page   
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Start DateEnd DatePresentation/Project
2002 2002 “Rhetoric and Values.”
Co-author,Society of Ecological Restoration. Tuscon, AZ, August, 5-9
2002 2002 “Fighting Words: Rhetoric and Values in Ecological Conflicts.”
Co-author,International Symposium on Society and Natural Resources. Bloomington, IN, June, 2002
2002 2002 “Social Restoration: The Role of Arts in Ecological Restoration.”
Texas Society of Ecological Restoration.Welasco, TX, October 4-6
toggle toggle Peer Reviewer Activities
YearAgency/OrganizationField of Expertise
1996Consultant for “Knowing Nature: Science in the South 1660 to 1860.”Exhibit. McKissick Museum, University of South Carolina 
toggle toggle Teaching
American Literature Survey

American Realism and Naturalism

American Romanticism

American Slave Narratives

Creative Writing (Creative Non-fiction Class)

Creativity and the Artistic Impulse (Honors Colloquium)

Eighteenth-century American Literature

Environmental Literature

Environmental Literature & Philosophy (Graduate Class)

Gendered Frontiers: Women’s and Men’s Views of the American Frontier

Good and Sustainable Societies (Graduate Liberal Studies Class)

Great Books II: Philosophy

Introduction to Environmental Issues (Honors Class)

Texas Environmental Issues in Literature (Honors Colloquium)

Utopia/Dystopia: Visions and Critiques of Society (Honors Colloquium)

World Literature Survey

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Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)CommitteePositionClassification
2004-2010Executive Committee,Phi Kappa Phi Honors SocietyTreasurerUniversity of North Texas
2002Places of the Heart, delivered Keynote Address, “The ‘Here’ in There,”Organizing Committee Member 
2001Arts for Our Place: A Benefit for the Willow Bend Environmental Education Center,Organizing Committee Member 
toggle toggle Memberships
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)OrganizationPositionClassification
 American Literature Association  
 Society for Ecological Restoration (Texas Chapter)
 Association for the Study of Literature and Environment  
 The Writer’s Garrett  
toggle toggle Honors and Recognitions
YearTitleHonoring Organization
2000Summer Research FellowBelle W. Baruch Foundation, Hobcaw Barony Wildlife Refuge
1998,2008Institute for Southern Studies Visiting Scholar FellowshipUniversity of South Carolina
1995-1996Institute for Southern Studies Visiting Scholar FellowshipUniversity of South Carolina
1992John C. Hodges Award for Teaching ExcellenceEnglish Department, University of Tennessee
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YearOrganizationRoleType of Service
2009-UNTOganizereARTh day: A Celebration of Environmental Music, Writing, Arts and Film.
2008University of North TexasOrganizerOrganizer, Writing a Wide Landscape: A Texas Nature Writing Conference
2007University of North TexasCo-OrganizerCo-organizer, Writing a Wide Land: A Texas Nature Writing Conference
2005Northern Arizona UniversityVisiting WriterVisiting Writer for Ecological Restoration and Community Arts Workshop. Program in Community, Culture, and Environment
2000Lawson’s Fork Headwaters Festiva-A four-day arts festival including local children’s and adults’ arts. April 27-30l  
1999-2002Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ.Visiting WriterVisiting Writer for Poetry and Natural History Creative Writing Classes. Colorado Plateau Writing Workshop
1999South Carolina Naturalists. Barnes and Noble  
1998Spartanburg Human Relations CommissionPanel Participant 
1998South Carolina Naturalists. Piedmont Audubon SocietyInvited Speaker 
1998Arts and the Community, Spartanburg Arts PartnershipPanel Participant 
1996-1998Converse CollegeFaculty Senate 
1996-1998Environment and Popular Culture Sessions at the American Culture/Popular Culture ConferenceArea Chair 
toggle toggle Additional Information
Foreign Study
Würtzburg, Germany (intensive language course at Bayerische Julius-Maximilians Universität) 2-5/89

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