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James Mackay
Assistant Professor, American Literature
School of Humanities, Social and Education Sciences
Department of Humanities
Academic Qualifications
Qualification Year Awarding Institution
PhD Kings College London
MA University of Warwick
BA University of Warwick
Employment History
Period of employment Employer Location Position
From To
2009 Today European University Cyprus Cyprus Lecturer
2007 2008 University of Nicosia Cyprus Visiting Lecturer
2008 2009 University of Cyprus Cyprus Special Scientist
Year Title Other authors Journal and Publisher / Conference Vol. Pages
2019 “Mangled Coding: Class in the Poems of Santee Frazier” Journal of Working-Class Studies 3:2 22-36
2019 “Louis Owens’ Wolfsong and Ken Kesey’s Sometimes a Great Notion in the Anthropocene.” Louis Owens: Writing Land and Legacy. Ed. A. Robert Lee and Joe Lockard. Alburquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2019. 136-149
2015 “‘Wanton and Sensuous’ in the Musée du Quai Branly: Gerald Vizenor’s Cosmoprimitivist Visions of France” Journal of Postcolonial Writing Reprinted in Imaginary Europes: Literary and filmic representations of Europe from afar, ed. Elisabeth Bekers, Maggie Ann Bowers and Sissy Helff. London: Routledge, 2018. 51(3)
2013 Tribal Fantasies: Native Americans in the European Imaginary: 1900-2010 David Stirrup New York: Palgrave
2013 “Ethics and Axes: Outsider Approaches to Native American Literatures” Native American Renaissance I: The Literary Imagination, Ed. A. Robert Lee and Alan Velie, Oklahoma UP 39-57
2013 “Constitutional Narratives: A Conversation with Gerald Vizenor” Centering Anishinaabeg Studies: Understanding the World Through Stories, Michigan UP 110-122
2013 “Off Native Ground: Europe in Contemporary Native American Poetry” European Journal of American Culture 31(3) 249-263
2013 “Monstrous Bodies and Ignoble Savages: Native Americans in European Film” Tribal Fantasies: Native Americans in the European Imaginary: 1900 – 2010, New York: Palgrav, Ed. James Mackay and David Stirrup 137-154
2011 “Constitutional Criticism” Special issue (ed. and intr.) Studies in American Indian Literatures 23(4)
2010 The Salt Companion to Diane Glancy, ed. Cambridge: Salt
2011 “The Welsh Background: Jim Barnes and Dylan Thomas” The Salt Companion to Jim Barnes. Ed. A. Robert Lee Cambridge: Salt 111-130
Research Projects
Date Title Funded by Project Role*
2014-present Transmotion (journal of postmodern Indigenous Studies) University of Kent Open Access Journals initiative Founder, Co-Editor and Book Reviews Editor
2015 Indigenize Wikipedia! Native American Literature Symposium Co-ordinator and trainer.
Academic Consulting Services/Councils/Boards/Editorial Committees
Period Organization Title of Position or Service Key Activities
2014-present “Native American Literary Studies” series (Rowman and Littlefield) Member of editorial advisory board Approving manuscripts.
2017-present Cyprus Society for the Study of English (affiliated to the European Society for the Study of English) President Organising regular meetings of the association, publicising funding opportunities, attending the biannual conference.
Awards/International Recognition
Runner-up, Cyprus International Poetry Slam
Other Achievements
Date Title Key Activities:
2019 Borderlines 2019 Conducted two workshops for poets aged 15-25. The best poems chosen by collaborators in the UK are to be broadcast as part of a 9-country event on the date of Brexit, and all young poets will have a chance to contribute to an online database.
2017 “Leventis: broken sestina” (poem) Published in the anthologyDialogues with the Leventis Museum, edited by Lily Michaelides and Nora Hadjisotiriou (2017)
2017 Invited poet to the festival …to the sea-girt shores of Cyprus…, organised by Ideogramma Cyprus. Speaker and also took part in workshop and panel discussions.