Papa, James

Curriculum Vitae

Professor
English

Phone: 718-262-3720
Office Location: AC-2B11
jpapa@york.cuny.edu

Office Hours  
Monday  2:15-3:15 PM 
Wednesday  12:00-12:30 PM; 2:00-3:30 PM 

Education

Degree Institution Field Dates
PhD  State University of New York at Stonybrook  English  1995 
MA  State University of New York at Stonybrook  English  1988 
BA  State University of New York at Stonybrook  Psychology  1981 

Jim Papa received his Ph.D. in English from The State University of New York at Stonybrook. His primary academic interests are American literature, nature and environmental writing, and ecocriticism. He has published poetry, creative nonfiction, fiction, and feature journalism, as well as critical essays on Edward Abbey, Henry David Thoreau, Jack London, and Annie Dillard. Professor Papa teaches creative writing.

Areas of Expertise

Creative writing
Environmental & Nature Writing
19th Century American Literature
20th Century American Literature
Poetry

Articles in Field Of Expertise

Papa, Jim. "The Dead Bat." Confrontation. 113 Spring 2013: 185.

Papa, James. ""Prairie Persephone" (poem)." Midwest Quarterly. LIV, No.1 Autumn 2012: 59.

Papa, Jim. ""The Fallow Sea" (poem)." Confrontation. No. 110 Fall 2011: 203.

Papa, Jim. ""The White Moon" (poem)." Confrontation. No. 110 Fall 2011: 204.

Papa, Jim. ""These Days" (poem)." Long Island Sounds Poetry Anthology (North Sea Press). 2010: .

Papa, Jim. ""Measures" (poem)." Long Island Sounds Poetry Anthology (North Sea Press). 2010: .

Papa, Jim. ""The Dead Woman's Things" (poem)." Long Island Sounds Poetry Anthology (North Sea Press). 2010: .

Papa, Jim. ""Swan River Lead" (poem)." Long Island Sounds Poetry Anthology (North Sea Press). 2010: .

Papa, Jim. ""Long Cove"." ISLE (Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment). Spring 2010 : 401-411.

Papa, Jim. ""Winter Light" (feature essay)." Fire Island Tide. 17 Aug. 2007: 31.

Papa, Jim. ""Outriggers on the Bay" (journalism)." Fire Island Tide. 20 July 2007: .

Papa, Jim. ""Swimming in the Sea" (feature essay)." Fire Island Tide. 8 June 2007: 31.

Papa, Jim. ""Criminalizing the Creative." Newsday. 29 Apr. 2007: .

Papa, Jim. "Going Upscale on the Downtrodden." Newsday. 7 Aug. 2006: .

Papa, Jim. ""Alarming Concerns about Proposed Wind Turbines"." Fire Island Tide. 21 July 2006: 7.

Papa, Jim. ""A Story about a Harp" (poem)." Main Street Rag. Spring 2006 : 75.

Papa, Jim. ""Winter" (poem)." Long Island Quarterly. Winter 2006 : .

Papa, Jim. "Let's Go Surfin' Now at More State Beaches on LI." Newsday. 18 Oct. 2005: 39.

Papa, Jim. "Tilting at Windmills." Fire Island Tide. 19 Aug. 2005: 7.

Papa, Jim. ""Ghost Nets" (feature essay)." Fire Island Tide. 5 Aug. 2005: .

Papa, Jim. "Windfarm Would ruin a Priceless View." Newsday. 17 May 2005: .

Papa, Jim. ""Save the Waves, Kill Beach Project" (opinion)." Newsday. 9 Dec. 2004: 51.

Papa, Jim. ""A Beacon on the Beach" (feature essay)." Fire Island Tide. 3 Sep. 2004: 9.

Papa, Jim. ""A Less Crowded Shore" (feature essay)." Fire Island Tide. 23 July 2004: 9.

Papa, Jim. ""A Tale of Two Inlets" (feature essay)." Fire Island Tide. 11 June 2004: 9.

Papa, Jim. ""Literature for the Litorral Zone" (feature essay)." Fire Island Tide. 25 June 2004: 9.

Papa, Jim. "Noise Complaints." Newsday. 17 June 2004: .

Papa, Jim. ""Hook, Line, and Sinker" (feature essay)." Fire Island Tide. 29 Aug. 2003: 37.

Papa, Jim. "Surfboards with Soul (feature)." Newsday. 18 Aug. 2003: .

Papa, Jim. ""Nikos and the Guillemot" (feature essay)." Fire Island Tide. 15 Aug. 2003: 37.

Papa, Jim. ""Looking Seaward" (feature essay)." Fire island Tide. 1 Aug. 2003: 37.

Papa, Jim. "Fat Annie." Fire Island Tide. 18 July 2003: .

Papa, Jim. ""Working the Bay" (feature essay)." Fire Island Tide. 4 July 2003: 37.

Papa, Jim. ""Fat Annie" (journalism)." Fire Island Tide. 18 July 2003: 37.

Papa, Jim. ""A Slow Boat to China" (feature essay)." Fire Island Tide. 20 June 2003: .

Papa, Jim. ""Catechism" (poem)." ISLE (Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment). Summer 2003 : 227.

Papa, Jim. ""Common Yellow-Throat" (poem)." ISLE (Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment. Summer 2003 : 228.

Papa, Jim. ""The Laughter of Terns" (poem)." ISLE (Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment). Summer 2003 : 229.

Papa, Jim. ""Memories"." Newsday. 7 Apr. 2003: .

Papa, Jim. ""The Tao of the Dunes" (feature essay)." Fire Island Tide. 30 Aug. 2002: 27.

Papa, Jim. ""Ghost Pines" (feature essay)." Fire Island Tide. 2 Aug. 2002: 7.

Papa, Jim. ""A Beachcomber's Apologia" (feature essay)." Fire Island Tide. 21 June 2002: 7.

Papa, Jim. ""Gale" (poem)." Long Island Quarterly. Winter 2002 : 7.

Papa, Jim. ""Fences" (essay)." Rendezvous: The Idaho State University Journal of Arts and Letter. Fall 2001 : 61-75.

Papa, Jim. ""Keepsake" (poem)." Fire Island Tide. Aug. 2001: .

Papa, Jim. ""Swan River Lead" (poem)." Snowy Egret. Vol. 64, No.1 Spring 2001: 7.

Papa, Jim. ""Nora" (poem)." ISLE (Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment). Winter 2001 : 207.

Papa, Jim. ""Pilgrim" (poem)." ISLE (Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment). Winter 2001 : 208.

Papa, Jim. ""An Autumn Accounting" (poem)." ISLE (Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment). Winter 2001 : 208.

Papa, Jim. ""No Buddha" (poem)." For Jack: Poems for Jack Kerouac, gathered from Regional authors for the KEROUAC"S NORTHPORT EXHIBITION. July 2000 Northport Historical Society publication: .

Papa, Jim. "The River in Winter (feature)." Newsday. 22 Feb. 2000: B6.

Papa, Jim. ""The Schooling Stars" (poem)." Petroglyph: A Journal of Creative Nature Writing. Vol. 11 Spring 1999: 11.

Papa, Jim. ""Death on the Wing"." ISLE (Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment. Winter 1999 : 105-112.

Papa, Jim. ""The Migrating Monarchs: A Fall Fantasia" (feature essay)." Fire Island Tide. 28 Aug. 1998: 11.

Papa, Jim. ""Strandings" (feature essay)." Fire Island Tide. 28 Aug. 1998: .

Papa, Jim. ""A Room for the Summer" (feature essay)." Fire Island Tide. 19 June 1998: 19.

Papa, Jim. ""Chippewa Magic" (poem)." Long Island Quarterly. Summer 1998 : 14.

Papa, Jim. ""The Black-capped Terns" (poem)." Long Island Quarterly. Summer 1998 : 13.

Papa, Jim. ""The Thin-boned Girl" (poem)." Long Island Quarterly. Summer 1998 : 15.

Papa, Jim. ""Swallows"." Long Island Quarterly. Summer 1998 : 16.

Papa, Jim. ""Sister-ship" (poem)." Fire Island tide. Vol. 22, No. 6, 1998 : 35.

Papa, Jim. ""Moose, Indian" (poem)." Long Island Quarterly. Spring 1998 : 17.

Papa, Jim. ""The Weight of a Season" (poem)." Long Island Quarterly. Spring 1998 : 18-19.

Papa, Jim. ""Exiles" (essay)." Petroglyph: A Journal of Creative Nature Writing. Fall 1997 : 17-22.

Papa, Jim. ""December Twilight, Lower Carman's" (poem)." Long Island Quarterly. Summer 1997 : 5.

Papa, Jim. ""Nazim" (poem)." Long Island Quarterly. Spring 1997 : 7.

Papa, Jim. ""The First Day" (poem)." Long Island Quarterly. Winter 1997 : 11.

Papa, Jim. ""Dogfish" (poem)." Dumb, Beautiful Ministers (anthology, Birnham Wood: Northport, NY). 1996 : 29.

Papa, Jim. ""Trunks" (fiction)." The North Atlantic Review. Spring 1996 : .

Papa, Jim. ""Nineteen Lines for Robinson Jeffers" (poem)." Long Island Quarterly. Summer 1996 : 8.

Papa, Jim. ""The Faith of Columbus" (poem)." Long Island Quarterly. Winter 1995 : .

Papa, Jim. ""What DOry of What Sea" (poem)." The North Atlantic Review. 1995, No. 7 : 300.

Papa, Jim. ""Vic" (poem)." The North Atlantic Review. 1995, No. 7 : 302-03.

Papa, Jim. "Captree Island" (poem)." Long Island Quarterly. Winter 1994 : 14-15.

Papa, Jim. ""Maryjo" (poem)." Long Island Quarterly. Winter 1994 : 16.

Papa, Jim. ""Bindings" (poem)." The Panhandler. No. 28, 1994 : 44.

Papa, Jim. ""Marigolds" (poem)." The Panhandler. No. 28, 1994 : 45.

Papa, Jim. ""Cinders" (poem)." In Autumn: An Anthology of Long Island Poetry (Birnham Wood: Northport, 1994). : 13.

Papa, Jim. ""Two birds, three birds" (poem)." Long Island Quarterly. Winter 1993 : .

Papa, Jim. ""Married" (fiction)." The Madison Review. Spring 1992 : 12-14.

Papa, Jim. ""Buick" (fiction)." The Madison Review. Spring 1992 : 15-16.

Papa, Jim. ""Rookies" (fiction)." The Madison Review. Spring 1992 : 17-18.

Papa, Jim. ""California" (poem)." College English. December 1992 : .

Papa, Jim. ""Dogfish" (poem)." Long Island Quarterly. Winter 1992 : .

Papa, Jim. ""Bargain" (poem)." Long Island Quarterly. Winter 1992 : .

Papa, Jim. ""Cinders" (poem)." Long ISland Quarterly. Winter 1992 : .

Papa, Jim. ""July" (poem)." Long Island Quarterly. Winter 1992 : .

Papa, Jim. ""Raising land" (poem)." Wordsmith. 1992 : 31.

Papa, Jim. ""Moorings" (poem)." Wordsmith. 1992 : 30.

Papa, Jim. ""Horses and Whiskey" (poem)." Wordsmith. 1992 : 30.

Papa, Jim. ""The Meadow's Fetch" (poem)." Wordsmith. 1991 : 18.

Papa, James. ""Remembering a Thanksgiving Visit at Christmas" (poem." Plainsong. 1998 : 15.

Papa, James. ""Our Last Conversation" (poem)." The Panhandler. Fall 1998 : 43.

Papa, James. ""A Few Geese" (poem)." East End Arts & News. Vol. 13, No. 6 : 11.

Papa, James. ""For My Sister" (poem)." Yet Another Small Magazine. 1987, Vol. 6 : .

Papa, James. "Haiku (poem)." Modern haiku. Autumn 1986 : .

Papa, James. ""January" (poem)." Black Bear Review. Fall 1986 : 22.

Papa, James. ""Black Ink River" (poem)." East End Arts & News. Winter 1985 : .

Papa, James. ""The Weathervane" (poem)." East End Arts & News. Winter 1984 : .

Papa, James. ""Epitaph" (poem)." Fortnight: Th Stony brook Feature Magazine. Apr. 22, 1981 : .

Papa, James. ""Fire on Main Street"." Soundings. Spring 1982, Vol. 19 : 4.

Papa, James. ""sixteenth Haiku" (poem)." Soundings. Spring 1982, Vol. 19 : 6.

Papa, James. ""Going to Ecreen" (poem)." Soundings. Spring 1982, Vol. 19 : 15.

Papa, James. ""Over Near Kubach's" (poem)." Soundings. Spring 1982, Vol. 19 : 33.

Papa, James. ""Utah Night Song" (poem)." Soundings. Spring 1982 : 41.

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Refereed Proceedings in Field Of Expertise

Papa, Jr., James A.. ""Canvas and Steam: Historical Conflict in Jack London's Sea Wolf"." Midwest Quarterly. Spring 1999: .

Papa, Jr., James A.. ""Reinterpreting Myths:The Wilderness and the Indian in Thoreau's Maine Woods"." Midwest Quarterly. Winter 199: .

Papa, Jr., James A.. "Paradox and Perception:." Weber Studies. 14, No. 3 Fall 1997: 105-114.

Papa, Jr., James A.. "Water-signs: Place and Metaphor in Dillard and Thoreau"." Contemporary Literary Criticism. : .

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Chapters in Field Of Expertise

Papa, Jr. James A.. "Canvas Versus Steam: Historical Conflict in Jack London's Seawolf." Jack London: Bloom's Modern Critical Views (Chelsea House: NY, 2011). : 91-100.

Papa, Jr., James A.. ""Water-signs: Place and Metaphor in Dillard and Thoreau"." Thoreau'sThoreau's Sense of Place: Essays in American Environmental Writing (U of Iowa P, 2000. : 70-79.

Papa, Jr., James A.. ""The Politics of Leisure: Industrial Tourism in Edward Abbey's Desert Solitaire." Coyote in the Maze: Tracking Edward Abbey in a World of Words (U of Utah P, 1998). : .

Monographs in Field Of Expertise

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Reviews in Field Of Expertise

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"Long Island Historical Journal" Spring 1997: .

"Long Island Historical Journal" Spring 1996: .

 

Presented Papers, Lectures, and Exhibitions and Performances

" "In the Wake of the Spray: The Twentieth Century Sailing Narrative" " Mar. 2012: English Department Scholarship Series.

" Poetry reading (featured poet) " Nov. 2011: Performance Poets Association, Locust Valley Public Library.

" Poetry reading (featured poet) " Oct. 2011: Performance Poets Association, Barnes & Noble Bookstore, Huntington, NY.

" Poetry reading (featured poet) " Aug. 2011: World Wide Web.

" Poetry reading (featured poet) " May 2011: Verse in Person Series, Sachem Public Library.

" Poetry reading " Apr. 2011: English faculty poetry reading, York College.

" Poetry reading (featured poets) " Dec. 2010: Performance Poets Association, Borders Books, Stony Brook, NY.

" Poetry reading " Apr. 2010: English faculty poetry reading, York College.

" Reading of creative work " May 2009: English Department Graduates' Brunch, York College.

" Poetry reading (featured poet) " Nov. 2008: Babylon Village Arts Council's Poetry in the Village Series, Babylon, NY.

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