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Dr. Jacky Dumas

English Department
Office: Heard 101
UMHB Mail Box:UMHB Box 8008900 College St, Box 8008BeltonTX76513
Phone: (254) 295-4567(254) 295-4567
Subjects Taught: Rhetoric-Composition, Periods and Genres, British Literature, American Literature, World Literature, Literary Theory, Popular Literature, Introduction to the English Major, and Capstone
Degrees Earned: B.A., Texas Tech University; M.A., Texas Tech University; Ph.D., Texas Tech University

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.  In 2016, he became the Associate Dean of Humanities.  Dr. Dumas has published in The McNeese Review and The Southern Literary Journal. He has an article in a forthcoming volume of The Comparatist.

Recent Publications
  • “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).
Research Interests
  • Popular Culture
  • Cultural Materialism
  • Greek and Roman influences; special focus on hubris
  • Literary Theory
  • Comparative Literature
  • Satire
  • Detective Fiction