James Sexton has doctorates in English from the University of Oregon (1980) and the University of Victoria (1997). He has been teaching a wide variety of English literature and language courses at universities and colleges in Canada, the U.S. and France since 1971. A member of the English department at Camosun College in Victoria, his teaching specialties are modern Canadian, British and American literature; utopian-dystopian fiction; and Shakespeare.
Sexton is an elected curator of the Center for Aldous Huxley Studies at University of Münster, and a contributing editor of The Aldous Huxley Annual. He has published numerous books and articles on Huxley and his circle as well as a scholarly edition of two novellas by Graham Greene. He is also active in the preparation of online learning resources, the latest of which is his 900-page "open textbook" English Literature: Victorians and Moderns, available at no charge on the BCCampus Open Text Initiative website.