Jean Gregorek, PhD Professor of English
Office: Tower 912
Office Hours: TR PM and by appointment
Dr Jean Gregorek specializes in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century British Literature and Postcolonial Literature and Film. She teaches courses in Postcolonial Studies, the British Novel, Literature of Imperialism, Literary Modernisms, Detective Fiction, Travel Writing, and Women’s and Gender Studies. Her professional interests encompass various forms of nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first-century literature and popular culture. Jean has presented papers on works by canonical novelists and on such topics as Victorian melodrama, American country music, postcolonial documentary, business success manuals, and the adjunctification of contemporary universities. Her research agenda for the past few years has focused on the cultural history of British imperialism, and these scholarly endeavors have been supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Philosophical Association, among others. A former Associate Professor at Antioch College, Jean also served as an Arthur E. Morgan Fellow there, and as a program consultant to the Institute for Collaborative Research and Public Humanities at The Ohio State University.
Jean's publications include an essay on American Depression-era pulp fiction in the collection Delights, Desires, and Dilemmas: Essays on Women and the Media; an essay on the novelist George Gissing and Nietzschean philosophy in the journal Nineteenth-Century Studies, and an essay for the exhibition catalog “Made in Prison: Contemporary Art by Incarcerated Men and Women.” Recent talks and writings have dealt with the formidable challenges facing liberal arts colleges and the humanities in general and versions have appeared in Academe, The Journal of Academic Freedom, and Works and Days.