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Jay M. Dickson

Professor of English and Humanities
English Department
Division of Literature and Languages

Jay M. Dickson is Professor of English and Humanities at Reed College. He received an A. B. in English and American Language and Literature from Harvard University, and his Ph.D. in English from Princeton University. Professor Dickson has taught at Reed College from 1996 to 1999 as a Visiting Assistant Professor, and then since 2001 on a permanent basis. From 1999 to 2001 he was Assistant Professor of English at the University of Tennessee—Knoxville, where he was awarded the John G. Hodges Excellence in Teaching Award. At Reed, he teaches in Humanities 110 and Humanities 220, and also teaches courses in the English department on British 20th- and 19th- century fiction; encyclopedic fictions; fictions of English India; and sexuality and desire in literature. He has published on such modernist figures as Virginia Woolf, James Joyce, E. M. Forster, and Lytton Strachey. His recent scholarship includes a chapter, "The Last of Katherine Mansfield: The Affective Life in the Journal and the Letters," in Modernism and Autobiography, ed. Maria DiBattista and Emily O. Wittman (Cambridge UP, 2014). He is currently at work on a monograph entitled Katherine Mansfield and the Limits of Modernist Emotional Expression.


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