Jim Watkins

Jim Watkins

Associate Professor of English

Department: English Rhetoric and Writing
Phone: (706) 233-4072
Fax: (706) 368-6951
Campus Box: 350
Location: Evans 217
E-mail: jwatkins@berry.edu


  • B.A., University of Tennessee
  • M.A., Ph.D., University of Florida

Teaching Interests

  • Literature of the American South
  • Autobiography Studies
  • Literature of the American West
  • American Literature
  • Race and Gender in Literature 

Research Interests

  • “The Double-Weave of Self and Other: Ethnographic Acts and Autobiographical Occasions in Marilou Awiakta’s Selu: Seeking the Corn-Mother’s Wisdom.” American Indian Culture and Research Journal” 30.1 (2006): 5-16.
  • “Sword Holes in the Sofa: Documenting the Autobiographical in Ross McElwee’s Sherman’s March.” North Carolina Literary Review 11 (2002): 99-111.
  • “Self-Location and the Racial Other: Reading Cross Creek as Southern Autobiography.” Journal of Florida Literature 11 (2002): 15-43.
  • “'The Use of I, Lovely and Terrifying Word': Autobiographical Authority and the Representation of 'Redneck' Masculinity in [Harry Crews'] A Childhood.” The Southern Quarterly: A Journal of the Arts in the South 37.1 (Fall 1998): 15-26.