Academic Publications

Peer-Reviewed (selected)

2017—” ‘I Did a Nice Thing: David Foster Wallace and the Gift Economy.” English Studies in Canada, 42, 3, pp. 119-133.

2017—“David Markson’s Postmodern Turn: Wittgenstein’s Mistress and ‘Minor Literature.’” Rhizomes, Vol. 29. http://rhizomes.net/issue31/mcadams.html

2016—“Melville’s Pierre and The ‘Church of the Bohemians.’” Connotations: A Journal for Critical Debate. Vol. 25. http://www.connotations.uni-tuebingen.de/mcadams0251.htm

2016—“The Failed Revolts of Stephen Dedalus: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and Nietzschean Self-Overcoming.” Readings: A Journal for Scholars and Readershttp://www.readingsjournal.net/2016/01/the-failed-revolts-of-stephen-dedalus-a-portrait-of-the-artist-as-a-young-man-and-nietzschean-self-overcoming/

2015—“The Violence of Rhetoric and David Foster Wallace’s Brief Interviews with Hideous Men.Kritikos: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal of Postmodern Culture, Sound, and Image, Vol. 12 (December). http://intertheory.org/mcadams.htm

2015—“Now is My Time to Win”: Social Dysfunction and The New Sincerity in the Works of George Saunders.” Readings: A Journal for Scholars and Readers.http://www.readingsjournal.net/2015/04/now-is-the-time-for-me-to-win-social-dysfunction-and-the-new-sincerity-in-the-works-of-george-saunders/

2014—“‘Monstrous Ideas in Glass Cases’: Charles Simic, Heidegger, and the Revision of Tragedy.” The Apollonian, Vol.1 Issue2.https://theapollonianjournal.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/ta-1-2_mca.pdf

2014—“He and His Woman’: J.M. Coetzee, Elizabeth Costello, and Bakhtinian Polyphony in the Lives of Animals.Wreck Park Journal (SUNY Binghamton). http://wreckparkjournal.com/archive/issuezero/jamesmcadams.html

2012—“‘Dese funny folks. Glad I Ain’t None of Them’”: Towards an Onomastic Theory of Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury.” Journal of Onomastic Theory. Vol 2, Issue 1.http://digitalcommons.brockport.edu/jlo/vol2/iss1/3/

Book Chapters

2016—“Lydia Millet’s My Happy Life: Female Trauma and the Destruction of Language.” American Women Writers, Poetics, and The Nature of Gender Study. Ed., DiEdwardo, Marianne. Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

2017—“Narrative Identity and Narrative Therapy in Richard Powers’ The Echo Maker.” Explorations of Consciousness in Contemporary Fiction: A Collected Anthology. Brill/Rodolpo Press

In Press

2018—” ‘You Are Called to Account ‘: Civic Activism in David Foster Wallace’s The Pale King.” The Journal of David Foster Wallace Studies. 

2018—“‘We Speak Another Language Here’: Samuel Delany’s Bellona and the City of Folly.” Fantastic Cities Collection.