Jay, Gregory

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.