James A Godley

Academic Appointments



Sanborn, Room 006
HB 6032


Institute for Writing and Rhetoric, Humanities 1+2, English and Creative Writing


  • BA University of California, Santa Barbara
  • MA State University of New York, Buffalo
  • PhD State University of New York, Buffalo

Selected Publications

  • "The Con and the Primal Horde," Cultural Critique (forthcoming)

    "Foreclosures of Finitude," Diacritics (2022)

    "Heaven as a Potential Space: Elizabeth Stuart Phelps's Afterlife Novels," Nineteenth Century Women Writers and Theologies of the Afterlife: A Step Closer to Heaven (Routledge, 2019)

    Co-editor and introduction, with Joel Goldbach, Inheritance in Psychoanalysis (SUNY Press, 2018)

    "On Infinite Grief: Freud, Hegel, and Lacan on the Thought of Death," Angelaki (2018)