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Graduate Teaching Fellow
English and Comparative Literature

James Cobb is a PhD candidate and teaching fellow in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research looks at the erasure of black subjectivity in contemporary fiction and the inherent difficulty of representing black life as both subject and object. He explores this relationship in evaluating the texts of Percival Everett and Paul Beatty through contemporary Social Ontology and Ordinary Language Philosophy.