Jacky Dumas obtained a Ph.D. from Texas Tech University in 2006 and has been teaching in the English Department at UMHB since Fall 2007. Dr. Dumas teaches courses in Rhetoric and Composition, Professional Development, British and American Literature, Literary Genre, and Literary Criticism. He regularly presents papers and chairs panels at the Pop Culture Association National Conference as well as various other literary conferences. A former high school Latin teacher and varsity athletics coach, Dr. Dumas has devoted his professional career to pedagogy. As a comparative classicist, he specializes in the implications of hubris in literature and society, metaphysical detective fiction, and satire. Dr. Dumas began directing the English Capstone in 2009 and assumed Department Chair duties in 2011. Since 2016, he has been serving as the Associate Dean of Humanities. Dr. Dumas has published in The McNeese Review, The Southern Literary Journal, and The Comparatist.
Subjects TaughtRhetoric-Composition, Periods and Genres, British Literature, American Literature, World Literature, Literary Theory, Popular Literature, Humanities - Explorations, Introduction to the English Major, and Capstone
Degrees EarnedB.A., Texas Tech University; M.A., Texas Tech University; Ph.D., Texas Tech University
- Popular Culture
- Cultural Materialism
- Greek and Roman influences; special focus on hubris
- Literary Theory
- Comparative Literature
- Detective Fiction
- “The Adaptation of Juvenal’s Snarling Satire in Martin Marprelate’s Epistle.” The McNeese Review 46 (2008).
- “The Unrevealed in Flannery O’Connor’s ‘Revelation.’” Co-authored with Dr. Jessica Hooten Wilson. -Southern Literary Journal 45.2 (2013).
- “The ‘Annabel Lee’ Blues: Re-Reading Edgar Allan Poe’s Rhythm and Rhyme Scheme” – The Comparatist 43 (2019).