Jody Greene
  • Title
    • Associate Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning
    • Director, Center for Innovations in Teaching and Learning
    • Professor of Literature
  • Division Academic Affairs, Humanities Division
  • Department
    • Center for Innovations in Teaching and Learning (CITL)
    • Literature Department
  • Affiliations Feminist Studies Department, History of Consciousness Department
  • Phone
    831-459-1694 (CITL Office), 831-459-1924 (Message)
  • Email
  • Fax
  • Office Location
    • CITL, 1330A McHenry Library
    • 1 HUM 635
  • Office Hours by appointment
  • Mail Stop Humanities Academic Services
  • Mailing Address
    • 1156 High St.
    • Santa Cruz CA 95064
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Literature, Ethics, Print Media, Human Rights, Postmodernism, Queer Studies, Feminist Theory

Summary of Expertise

Critical theory, especially poststructuralism; history of literature; history of authorship and publishing; history of the book; ethics; human rights; international law; intellectual property; seventeenth- and eighteenth-century British literature. 

Research Interests

History of the book, authorship, and publishing; 17th- and 18th-century British and French literature and culture; pre- and early modern studies; critical theory; human rights law; poststructuralism; ethics; law and literature. 

Honors, Awards and Grants

John Dizikes Teaching Award in the Humanities

UCSC Academic Senate Excellence in Teaching Award (twice)

Selected Publications

  • 2005 The Trouble with Ownership: Literary Property and Authorial Liability in England, 1660-1730. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.
  • 2007 Derrida's Eighteenth Century, a special issue of Eighteenth-Century Studies in honor of the work of Jacques Derrida. ECS 40.3.
  • 2004 In Memoriam, a special issue of GLQ in honor of Alan Bray. GLQ 10.3.
  • Articles in Professional Journals
  • 2007 "Ego non sum ego: John Dunton and the Consolations of Print," The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation. forthcoming.
  • 2006 "Autobiography and Print," PMLA 121.1.
  • 2003 "Public Secrets: Sodomy and the Pillory in the Eighteenth Century, and Beyond," The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation. 44.2-3.
  • 1994 " 'You Must Eat Men: The Sodomitic Economy of Renaissance Patronage,' " GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies, 1.2. Reprinted in Shakespeare and Gender, ed. Stephen Orgel and Sean Keilen (New York: Garland Publishing, 1999).
  • 1991 "New Historicism and Its New World Discoveries," Yale Journal of Criticism, 4.2.
  • 2003 "Perversions of Sappho," in Love, Sex, Friendship and Intimacy Between Men, 1550-1800, ed. Katherine O`Donnell and Michael O'Rourke (London: Palgrave/Macmillan)
  • 2003 "Arbitrary Tastes and Commonsense Pleasures," in Launching Fanny Hill: Essays on the Novel and Its Influences, ed. Patsy Fowler and Alan Jackson (New York: AMS Press).
  • 1999 Entries for Hannah Snell, Mary Collyer, Charlotte Forman, Mary Hearne, Elizabeth Thomas, Sara Paretsky, Joan Nestle, Andrew Dworkin, Lillian Faderman, and Radclyffe Hall, Cambridge Guide to Women's Writing in English, ed. Lorna Sage (Cambridge University Press).

Teaching Interests

Literary Theory: Authorship
Reading the Traditional British Canon I: Marie de France to Samuel Johnson
The Eighteenth-Century British Novel
On Human Property, 1600-1750
Literacy, Writing, and the Coming of the Book
Seventeenth-Century English Poetry

What is Literature?
Histories of the Book
Theories and Practices of the Novel