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Gavin Jones (Professor)

Gavin Jones (650) 724-5626
Personal bio
Gavin Jones is originally from England, and he has studied at Oxford, Princeton, and Harvard universities. He teaches courses in nineteenth- and twentieth-century American literature, including the popular course â??Hemingway, Hurston, Faulkner, and Fitzgerald.â?? In 2004 he was awarded the Undergraduate Teaching Award of Phi Beta Kappa. He has published a book about the craze for dialect in American literature at the turn of the century, called Strange Talk, and a second book about how the question of poverty has been understood and represented by American writers. He is currently completing a book about American literature's obsessive efforts to describe and theorize the experience of failure.

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