English Department

Jim McCord

Professor Emeritus

Jim McCord with 3 students

(Ph.D. University of California, Santa Barbara)

British Literature

Contact Information:
Email: mccordj@union.edu

Teaching and Scholarly Interests

Teaching Interests: Poetry; Chaucer; Shakespeare; Eighteenth-Century English Literature; English Romanticism; Modernism; Bob Dylan; London in Art and Literature; Relationships between Art, History, and Literature.

Scholarly Interests: William Blake; Modern Poetry; Historical and Contemporary Book Arts.


Recent work includes two books of poems paired with photographs by Carol McCord: Two Lenses-Four Europes and Beneath the Midi Sun. Earlier books of poems: Approaching Winter Solstice, Bittern Sweet, and Building Relationships, the last an exhibition catalogue with paintings by Bruce McColl. Works in progress: a sequence of poems on William Blake’s life and work, and a series of poems on the Alentejo region of Portugal.

Collaborative website of poems and photographs: www.two-lenses.com