Norman Jones

Norman Jones

Norman Jones

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 ReviewAmerican LiteratureChristianity & LiteratureModern Fiction Studies and Studies in American Fiction.

Recent publications:



  • 20th Century British and American literature
  • Gender and sexuality studies