Jim Keejoined the faculty of the English Department in 1981 after receiving a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia , and was promoted to associate professor in 1987. From 1989-1995, he was Associate Dean of the College and from 1995-96 and again in 2006, he served as Acting Dean of the College.
His areas of expertise include medieval literature, religion and literature, and contemporary literary theory. Dr. Kee was among the first recipients of the Arthur J. O’Leary Faculty Recognition Awards, given for outstanding work to the College through teaching, scholarship, and service. He is the author of many scholarly articles and papers on literature, including “Typology and Tradition: Refiguring the Bible in Milton’s ‘Paradise Lost,’” “‘Postmodern’ Thinking and the Status of the Religious,” and “Northrop Frye and the Poetry in Biblical Hermeneutics.” He is also the editor of Northrop Frye and the Afterlife of the Word (Semeia 89).
Knowledge, Reflection and the Tragic: The Case of Hamlet