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Dr. James Francis Jr.

Lecturer, Department of English, Texas A&M University

Dr. James Francis, Jr. received his BA and MA in creative writing from Texas A&M University. He studied children’s literature and film (horror) at MTSU where he attained his PhD. His book, Remaking Horror (2013), chronicles the contemporary film industry phenomenon of movie remakes. Francis is also an internationally-published portrait, fashion, and art photographer. He currently resides in College Station where he is a lecturer for Texas A&M’s English Department.


  • –present
    Lecturer, Department of English, Texas A&M University
  • 2008–2015
    Adjunct professor, MTSU


  • 2010 
    Middle Tennessee State University, PhD
  • 2005 
    Texas A&M University, MA
  • 1999 
    Texas A&M University, BA


  • 2013
    Remaking Horror: Hollywood's New Reliance on Scares of Old, McFarland
  • 2011
    "That's So Gay: Camp, Drag, and the Power of Storytelling in Supernatural", Supernatural: TV Goes to Hell (book chapter)
  • 2010
    "The Lighter Side of Death: Dexter as Comedy", Dexter: Investigating Cutting Edge Television (book chapter)
  • 2009
    "Horror and Noir", LGBTW America Today: An Encyclopedia
  • 2009
    "Tennessee Williams (1911-1983)", LGBTW America Today: An Encyclopedia
  • 2007
    "Camping Out: Sexuality as Aesthetic Value in Tennessee Williams' 'And Tell Sad Stories of the Deaths of Queens'", Tennessee Williams Annual Review