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Robert Jacklosky
Rob Jacklosky 2013

Director of Writing and Professor of English
Ph.D., English Literature, Rutgers University
M.A., and B.A., English Literature, New York University

Contact Information
(718) 405-3301
  The Academy 310A
Areas of Expertise
  • 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), ( 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)

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.