Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor
N 302 Callaway Center
537 Kilgo Circle
Atlanta, Ga. 30322
Jonathan Goldberg joined the Emory faculty in fall 2006 as Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor. He previously taught at The Johns Hopkins University where he was Sir William Osler Professor of English Literature; he also has held positions at Temple, Brown, and Duke Universities. Inspiring teachers at Columbia, where he received his A.B. magna (1964), his M.A. (1965) and Ph.D. (1968), led him to English Renaissance literature, the focus of many of the nine books he has published. These examine that field by asking theoretical, materialist and historicist questions, and pay particular attention to questions of race, gender, and sexuality. They include Endlesse Worke (1981), James I and the Politics of Literature (1983), Writing Matter (1990), Sodometries (1992), Tempest in the Caribbean (2004), and The Seeds of Things (2009). He is also the author of a book on Willa Cather, editor of Milton and of the anthologies Queering the Renaissance (1994) and Reclaiming Sodom (1994). He has edited Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick's The Weather in Proust (2011). A monograph on Hitchcock's Strangers on a Train is scheduled for 2012 publication. His teaching shuttles between the early modern period and queer theory.