Gregory Jay

Professor Emeritus


PhD, English, SUNY-Buffalo, 1980
BA, Literature, UC-Santa Cruz, 1975

Teaching Interests

Critical Race Theory
Multicultural Literature
African American Literature and Culture
American Studies

Other Relevant Activities

Senior Director, UWM Cultures and Communities Program

Selected Publications

Jay, Gregory S. White Writers, Race Matters: Fictions of Racial Liberalism from Stowe to Stockett. Oxford University Press, 2017: 333.
Jay, Gregory S. “'Not Everybody's Protest Novel: White Fictions of Antiracism from Stowe to Stockett'.” Rhetorics of Whiteness: Postracial Hauntings in Popular Culture, Social Media, and Education". Ed. Kennedy, Tammie, Ratcliffe, Krista, and Middleton, Joyce. Southern Illinois University Press, (2016): 22-41.
Jay, Gregory S. Rev. of The Life and Work of John Edgar Wideman. By Keith E. Byerman. Choice, 2014.
Jay, Gregory S. “Rev. of Transcending Blackness: From the New Millennium Mulatta to the Exceptional Multiracial by Ralina L. Joseph.” Choice. (2013).
Jay, Gregory S. “Rev of The War on Words: Slavery, Race, and Free Speech in American Literature by Michael T. Gilmore.” Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries. American Library Association, (2011).
Jay, Gregory S. “Hire Ed! Deconstructing the Crises in Academe.” American Quarterly 63.1 Ed. Banet-Weiser, Sarah. (2011): 163-78.
Jay, Gregory S. “Rev. of The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave, Written by Himself: A New Critical Edition, ed. Angela Davis.” Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries. American Library Association, (2011).
Jay, Gregory S. “'Engaging the Humanities: Principles and Practices for Public Scholarship and Teaching'.” Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship, University of Alabama Press 3.1 (2010): 51-63.
Jay, Gregory S. “'Who Invented White People?'.” The Thompson Reader: Conversations in Context. Ed. Yagelski, Robert. Thomson/Heinle Publishers, (2007): 96-102.
Jay, Gregory S. ““Other People’s Holocausts: Trauma, Empathy, and Justice in Anna Deavere Smith’s Fires in the Mirror.”.” Contemporary Literature, University of Wisconsin Press 48.1 Ed. Schaub, Thomas. (2007): 120-49.
Jay, Gregory S., and Jones, Sandra E. “Whiteness Studies and the Multicultural Literature Classroom.” MELUS 30.2 (2005): 99-121.
Jay, Gregory S. “White Out: Race and Nationalism in American Studies.” American Quarterly 55.4 Johns Hopkins University Press, (2003): 781-95.
Jay, Gregory S. “'Women Writers and Resisting Readers'.” Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers, Johns Hopkins University Press 15.1 (1998): 104-110.
Jay, Gregory S. “Strategies and Challenges in High-Tech Teaching.” Works and Days 16.1-2 (1998): 393-410.
Jay, Gregory S. American Literature and the Culture Wars. Cornell University Press, 1997.
Jay, Gregory S. “Taking Multiculturalism Personally: Ethnos and Ethos in the Classroom.” American Literary History 6.4 (1994): 613-632.
Jay, Gregory S. “The End of 'American' Literature: Toward a Multicultural Practice.” College English 53.3 (1991): 264-291.
Jay, Gregory S. America the Scrivener: Deconstruction and the Subject of Literary History. Cornell University Press, 1990.
Jay, Gregory S. After Strange Texts: The Role of Theory in the Study of Literature. U of Alabama Press, 1985.
Jay, Gregory S. T. S. Eliot and the Poetics of Literary History. Louisiana State University Press, 1983.