Welcome. I'm Dr. James Potts, and this Fall I will be teaching Freshman Comp. I and American Literature Survey. I will also be teaching a course on American Literature from 1918-Present for graduate students and undergraduate students.
I will be presenting at a literary conference in Georgia on Flannery O' Connor this fall. I have a short story in the mill, and
Hmmmm. Let's see. I lived in Mississippi and Louisiana through high school, then attended Ole Miss as an undergraduate. I was a landman and a negotiator until 1994, when I decided I wanted to teach. Between college and the Master's program at UCF, I lived in eleven different states. Much of that story shows up on the CV.
My wife, Roxanne, hails from Maitland, Florida. We've been married for 24 years. We like to travel, the latest trip being to Belgium, Amsterdam and Brugge. We love our two terriers and music--I am a blues fan and I play the guitar; she was the drum major in high school, and first-chair All State in two instruments. She went to Auburn on an academic scholarship.
I have published on Southern writers, but Postmodern literature interests me, too, and I'm writing on David Edgar and Tom Stoppard and Cormac McCarthy and Don Delillo lately. Still, I'm in the mood to write fiction now and may slow down on scholarly essays.