Rutgers English

Faculty Profile

Gregory S. Jackson
Associate Professor of English

Murray Hall | Room 023
College Avenue Campus


Office Hours: By Appointment

Curriculum VitaeCurriculum Vitae
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"In my courses I try to instill a sense of community among my students in the midst of what, at a vibrant research institution, can sometimes seem like an impersonal environment. Making unfamiliar literature and historically distant cultures relevant and ‘respectable’ to a diverse body of students—and making those objects of study worthy of their time and energy—is a challenge that I enjoy. I’m especially gratified when my students learn, and even come to love, these unfamiliar texts and contexts.

Education Areas of Specialization
PhD, University of California, Los Angelos
BA, Oregon State University
BS, Oregon State University

Colonial and Early American Literature; Early Modern Drama; Literature and Intellectual History; Literature and Religion; Nineteenth Century American Literature


The  Word and Its Witness: The Spiritualization of American Realism



Other Publications
Undergraduate Courses Taught Graduate Courses Taught
  • American Gothic
  • British-American Survey
  • Gospel of Realism
  • Introduction to the Novel
  • Law and Literature
  • Postbellum Literature of Urban Reform
  • Shakespeare
  • American Religious Vernaculars
  • Anglo-American Puritan Literature and Culture
Awards and Distinctions
  • Best Paper Prize for “What Would Jesus Do?,” Religion and American Culture Caucus of the American Studies Association, October 2005
  • CLS-Andrew W. Mellon Junior Faculty Fellow, 2005
  • Provost’s Distinguished Teaching Award, University of Arizona, 2003
Other Information of Interest
  • Gregory S. Jackson Awarded both a Board of Trustees Research Fellowship for Scholarly Excellence and a Presidential Fellowship for Teaching Excellence, 2009