Prof. Gregory Jay

Gregory Jay, Professor

phone: 414-229-5960
office: Holton Hall G36


PhD, English, SUNY-Buffalo, 1980
BA, Literature, UC-Santa Cruz, 1975

Teaching Interests:

Multicultural Literature
African American Literature and Culture
American Studies

Other Relevant Activities:

Senior Director, UWM Cultures and Communities Program

Selected Publications:

American Literature and the Culture Wars. Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1997.

America the Scrivener: Deconstruction and the Subject of Literary History. Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1990.

T.S. Eliot and the Poetics of Literary History. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 1983 (with David Lee Miller).

After Strange Texts: The Role of Theory in the Study of Literature. Tuscaloosa: U of Alabama Press, 1985.

"Service Learning, Multiculturalism, and the Pedagogies of Difference." Pedagogy 8:2 (2008): 55-82.

"Douglass, Melville, and the Lynching of Billy Budd." Frederick Douglass and Herman Melville: Essays in Relation. Ed. Robert S. Levine and Samuel Otter. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2008. 369-95.

"Other People's Holocausts: Trauma, Empathy, and Justice in Anna Deavere Smith's Fires in the Mirror." Contemporary Literature 48:1 (2007): 120-149.

"Who Invented White People?" The Thomson Reader: Conversations in Context. Ed. Robert P. Yagelski. Boston: Thomson/Heinle, 2007. 96-102.

"'White Man's Book No Good': D. W. Griffith and the American Indian." Cinema Journal 39:4 (2000): 3-26.

"Strategies and Challenges in High-Tech Teaching." Works and Days 16:1-2 (1998): 393-410.

"Women Writers and Resisting Readers." Legacy 15:1 (1998): 104-110.

"Jewish Writers in the Multicultural Literature Class." Heath Anthology Newsletter 16 (Fall 1997): 8-11.

"Critical Pedagogy: A Reassessment". Co-authored with Gerald Graff. In Higher Education Under Fire: Politics, Economics, and the Crisis of the Humanities. Ed. Michael Berube and Cary Nelson. New York: Routledge, 1995.

"Taking Multiculturalism Personally: Ethnos and Ethos in the Classroom." American Literary History 6:4 (1994): 613-32.

"Knowledge, Power, and the Struggle for Representation." College English 56:1 (1994): 9-29.

"Postmodernism in The Waste Land: Woman, Mass Culture, and Others." In Rereading the New: A Backward Glance at Modernism. Ed. Kevin J. H. Dettmar. Ann Arbor: U of Michigan Press, 1992, 221-48.

"The End of 'American' Literature: Toward a Multicultural Practice." College English 53:3 (1991): 264-81.