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Brock, James (PhD)

Department of Language & Literature
Office: RH 0227
Phone: 239-590-7171

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Indiana University, Ph.D. (1992)
Indiana University, M.F.A. (1984)
The College of Idaho, B.A. (1981)


20th century British and American literature

Research and Teaching Interests

20th-Century Literature & Creative Writing


Book Publications

  • Gods & Money (WordTech Editions, 2010)
  • Pictures That Got Small (WordTech Editions, 2005)
  • nearly Florida (Anhinga, 2000)
  • The Sunshine Mine Disaster (U. of Idaho, 1995)


  • Everyone on this Train, 2018
  • The Chicken Play, co-written with Hanny Zuniga, 2016
  • The Guardsman, a translation of Ferenc Molnár’s comedy, 2015
  • Because Beauty Must Be Broken Daily, 2014
  • The Pumpkin Grower, 2012

Selected Performances

  • Teresias, Antigonick, 2016
  • Old Man, Fool for Love, 2013
  • Doctor, Woyzeck, 2013
  • Henry, Mud, 2012
  • Lucifer, Faustus Burns Brightly, 2012
  • Old Man of Argos, Agamemnon, 2011
  • Mr. Scratch, Wooden Mouth, 2010
  • Kerch, Apocalypse: The Living Blog, 2008

Grants & Awards

Selected Awards

  • National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship
  • Alex Haley Fellowship
  • Playwriting Fellowship from the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs

Having taught at FGCU since 1998, James Brock is a poet, playwright, and sometime actor. He is a founding member of Ghostbird Theatre Company and is currently its Producing Director.