Dean and Director, OSU Mansfield Campus; Professor, Department of English
206E Riedl Hall (Mansfield)
- Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles
Norman W. Jones studies intersections and tensions between the Bible and literature, focusing especially on literary representations of marginalized subjectivities in twentieth- and twenty-first-century American literature. He is the author of Provincializing the Bible: Faulkner and Postsecular American Literature (Routledge 2018), The Bible and Literature: The Basics (Routledge 2016) and Gay and Lesbian Historical Fiction: Sexual Mystery and Post-Secular Narrative (Palgrave Macmillan 2007). He is also co-editor of The King James Bible after 400 Years: Literary, Linguistic and Cultural Influences (Cambridge University Press 2010). His essays and reviews have been published in American Literary History Online Review, American Literature, Christianity & Literature, Modern Fiction Studies and Studies in American Fiction.
- Provincializing the Bible: Faulkner and Postsecular American Literature (Routledge 2018).
- “Teaching LGBT History through Fiction: A Story-Logic Approach to the Problems of Naming and Evidence.” Understanding and Teaching U.S. Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender History. 2nd ed. Ed. Leila J. Rupp and Susan K. Freeman. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2017, pp. 324-35.
- The Bible and Literature: The Basics (Routledge 2016).
“Eucharistically Queer? The Postsecular as Transnational Reading Strategy in The Book of Salt.” Studies in American Fiction, vol. 41, no.1, 2014, pp. 103-29.
- 20th Century British and American literature
- Gender and sexuality studies