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Robert Jacklosky
Rob Jacklosky 2013 Director of Writing
Professor of English

Ph.D., Rutgers University
M.A., New York University
B.A., New York University

rob.jacklosky@mountsaintvincent.edu
Areas of Interest
  • Victorian literature (Dickens, George Eliot, Matthew Arnold)
  • Shakespeare
  • Frank Sinatra and popular culture of the 1940s
  • Creative writing and contemporary fiction

Recent Courses
  • ENGL115 Writing for College
  • ENGL109 Literature: Visions and Values
  • ENGL217 Advanced Writing: Narrative
  • ENGL219 Advanced Writing: Non-Fiction
  • ENGL300 Creative Writing Fiction
  • ENGL307 The Novel
  • ENGL316 The English Tradition in Literature II
  • ENGL319 The Age of  Satire
  • ENGL401 The Romantic Age
  • ENGL403 Victorian Age
  • ENGL421 Topics: Comedy
  • ENGL450 Senior Seminar 
Dr. Jacklosky's scholarly and professional interests include Victorian studies, popular culture and creative writing. His fiction and creative non-fiction has appeared in McSweeney's Internet Tendency , Sonora Review and Sendero, and The Konundrum Literary Engine Review. 

Research Areas  
Victorian studies, popular culture and creative writing

Recent Publications

“Baby Envy,” (fiction), Esquire.com (www.Esquire.com) November 2011.

“The Boy with the Thorn in His Side,” The Literary Dilettantes (Winter 2011).

"Someone to Watch Over Him” (essay) in Frank Sinatra: History, Identity, and Italian American Culture, edited by Stanislao G. Pugliese (Palgrave/Macmillan, 2004).

“ComPositioning Culture and Anarchy," (essay) in Teaching in the 21st-Century: Writing Pedagogies Across the Disciplines, ed. by Barbara Smith. (New York: Routledge, 1999)

"Thomas Beller's Seduction Theory" a book review in Studies in Short Fiction (34.3).

"Jonathan Wilson's Schoom," a book review in Studies in Short Fiction (34.3)

“Garry Wills’ St. Augustine,” a book review in Port, an on-line journal of the humanities.

"Junot Diaz's Drown" a book review in Studies in Short Fiction (34:2)

Awards/Residencies
Winner: WNYC Leonard Lopate Essay contest juded by Phillip Lopate (July 2007) for his "A Version of Me on Network T.V."

Finalist: William Faulkner/William Wisdom Fiction Competition (2007), the New Century Writers Award (2002/3), and the New York Stories Best Short Story competition (2000).

Winner: Quincy Guild Writers Award for best short story (2002).

Winner: Norton Island Writers Residency (2008), a residency at the Vermont Studio Center, and has studied at Bread Loaf and Sewanee writers' conferences.