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Jonathan Greenberg

Chairperson, English

Office:
Dickson Hall 467
Email:
greenbergj@montclair.edu
Phone:
973-655-7850
Degrees:
BA, Harvard University
MA, Princeton University
PhD, Princeton University
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I teach many different courses in the English Department, many of them in my areas of specialization, which are English-language modernism -- British, Irish, and American -- and satire. But I also enjoy teaching introductory courses such as the departmental survey of British Literature after 1660, or "Utopian and Dystopian Fiction." I've published two books on satire: Modernism, Satire, and The Novel (2011), and The Cambridge Introduction to Satire (2019). I also co-edited a collection of essays on Aldous Huxley's Brave New World (2016). I also recently published Mobituaries: Great Lives Worth Reliving, co-written with CBS Sunday Morning correspondent Mo Rocca, that looks at a wide range of people and cultural phenomena from the past whose unique lives have been underappreciated.

I serve as Chair of the department.

Specialization

Modernism; 20th Century British/Anglophone; Comedy and Satire; Darwin and Literature; Literary Theory.

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Office Hours

Spring

Monday
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 12:30 pm

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Research Projects

Cambridge Introduction to Satire

Part of the Cambridge Introductions series, this book aims to provide a general overview of satire for undergraduates and general readers. While it will draw upon satire from Aristophanes through Stephen Colbert, it will also place a heavy emphasis on modern and contemporary works, which have usually been neglected in favor of the ancient and Enlightenment canons.