Jean Gregorek, PhD Associate Professor

Jean Gregorek, PhD

Dr Jean Gregorek specializes in nineteenth- and twentieth-century British literature and postcolonial literature and film.  She teaches courses in postcolonial studies, contemporary world literature, the British novel, crime fiction, and women and gender studies.  Her publications include an essay on Irish thrillers in the collection Class and Culture in Crime Fiction:  Essays on Works in English Since the 1970's; on American Depression-era pulp fiction in the collectionDelights, Desires, and Dilemmas:  Essays on Women and the Media; and on British television crime drama in the collection The Detectives.  A forthcoming essay on Scandinavian Noir will appear in the journal Genre.  Her research on the novelist George Gissing and Nietzsche's Genealogy of Morals was published in the journal Nineteenth-Century Studies.  She has presented papers on the challenges facing liberal arts colleges and the humanities, and her essays on these topics have appeared in AcademeThe Journal of Academic Freedom, and Works and Days

Current work focuses on contemporary English travel writing and art influenced by the novelist W.G. Sebald.  Other research explores the impact of British imperialism on modernist literature, and these scholarly endeavors have been supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Philosophical Association.  Jean has co-curated several arts exhibitions and film series, and her essay for the exhibition “Made in Prison:  Contemporary Art by Incarcerated Men and Women" is published in the exhibition catalog.  

A former Associate Professor at Antioch College, Jean also served as a program consultant to the Institute for Collaborative Research and Public Humanities at The Ohio State University.