About

A writer of fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, and academic essays, James has pieces published in BOATT Press, decomp, Literary Orphans, Superstition Review, Amazon: Day One, eadings: A Journal for Scholars and Readers, Kritikos, ConnotationsRhizomes,  among numerous others. His first short story collection, Ambushing the Void, will be released in 2020 by Frayed Edge Press. Over the years, he has presented conference papers and read at creative writing workshops in over twenty states. He was nominated for a 2019 Pushcart Prize by The Matador Review

In 2017, James earned his Ph.D. from Lehigh University, where he completed his dissertation entitled “ ‘A Psychiatrist is the God of Our Age’: Contemporary American Fiction and the Postmodern Critique of Psychiatry.” His research and teaching interests include:

  • the medical humanities
  • the digital humanities
  • creative writing
  • postmodernism/post-postmodernism
  • the history of the memoir
  • disability studies
  • new media studies
  • print culture

Currently, James is a Visiting Instructor of English and Digital Teaching Fellow at the University of South Florida-Tampa, where he teaches literature, technical writing, and professional writing. He is also chair of the department’s Digital Humanities Professionalization Colloquium, and an enthusiastic supporter of the MFA program. He is Flash Fiction editor at Barren Magazine. In his free time, he is working on a novel-in-flash, The Florida Shuffle: My Summer in Rat Park, expanding his dissertation into a book-length project about psychiatry and addictionology (tl; dr), and teaching at community literary and writing events in St. Petersburg, FL. He can be reached at james@jamesmcadams.org and followed @jamestmcadams.