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Jonathan Goodwin

Professor of English
Director of First Year Writing

Ph.D., University of Florida, 2005

Office: Griffin 214
Phone: 337-482-5501

Pronouns: he/his/him

Teaching Interests

Modernism, Contemporary British Literature, Computational Approaches to Literary Analysis, Narrative Theory, Film & New Media


I'm the co-editor of Reading Graphs, Maps, Trees: Critical Responses to Franco Moretti (Parlor Press, 2011) and the author of articles on James Joyce, Wyndham Lewis, John le Carré, David Lynch, David Foster Wallace, John Cowper Powys, and Olaf Stapledon, among others. I'm currently using computational approaches such as topic-modeling and citational network analysis to study the history of academic disciplines. This work also informs the monograph I'm writing on how early twentieth-century advances in statistics and probability were reflected in literary representations of such concepts as purpose, risk, chance, and inevitability. See my research page for information on current projects and my curriculum vitae for my full list of publications.