James Boyleston, PhD

School of Fine Arts
Cinema, Media Arts, and Writing
  • Professor of English and Writing
  • Chair, QEP Implementation Committee
  • Program Coordinator, Writing (BA) and Creative Writing (BA, MFA)


  • PhD in Literature and Creative Writing, University of Houston
  • MFA in Creative Writing, University of South Carolina
  • BA in English and Philosophy, Furman University

Courses Taught

  • Creative Writing Workshops
  • Composition and Literature: Writing for Wisdom
  • English Literature Survey
  • Writing Christian Poetry
  • Literature of the Middle Ages


Poems and essays in The City, Confrontation, Religion and the Arts, Transgressive Culture, The Madison Review, Yemassee, Time of Singing, Tipton Poetry Journal, The Roanoke Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, The Portland Review, Sierra Nevada Review, The Spoon River Poetry Review, Harpur Palate, The New Orleans Review, The Flint Hills Review, Puerto del Sol, The GSU Review, The GW Review, The South Carolina Review, The Powhatan Review, Poetryfish, Writers at Carolina, Aspects, The Echo, Carolina Writes and The July Review.

Research Interests:

Modernist and Contemporary poetry. The literature of the English Renaissance and Reformation, the English Civil War and the formation of the Church of England. Calvinism and Reformed Theology, Anglo-Catholicism and the relationships between theology and literature. The relationships between Irish and Southern literature. Sacred music, liturgy and artistic worship.