Associate Professor, 20th Century American Literature
PhD (English), New York University
Jonathan Imber Shaw reads and teaches widely. His area of academic specialization is 20th century American literature. His PhD (English, New York University 2007) focused on the postmodern American novel and discourses of cultural and political affiliation. He has published article-length critical and theoretical work in Twentieth Century Literature, MELUS, Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction, Southern Literary Journal, ATQ, and elsewhere. He sits on the editorial board of The Journal of Dracula Studies. His current research examines the emergence of punk, as an aesthetic form and a cultural mode, in relation to the postmodern. He lives in Philadelphia with his family, his dog, and his coffee pot.