Jonathan Readey Lecturer in English

Jonathan Readey works in the fields of nonfiction writing, where he has co-edited the book Crafting Cultural Rhetorics: Readings for University Writers; literary criticism, where he has published essays in The Henry James Review and the book collection The Literature of New York; and creative writing, where he has published several short stories in literary journals. He has also taught at the University of Virginia and the University of Notre Dame. Prior to returning to academia, he worked in television news, business writing, technical writing, and researching and editing commemorative books, experiences he tries to bring to bear in his courses at Brown.

Brown Affiliations

research overview

Nonfiction writing and the research essay; creative nonfiction; journalism; business and technical writing; twentieth-century and contemporary British and British commonwealth literature, especially the novel; Anglophone, World English, and transatlantic literature; postcolonial and colonial literature; Postmodernism and Modernism; creative writing, especially fiction

funded research

Faculty Senate Dissertation-Year Fellowship ($25,000 for excellence in scholarly achievement and outstanding performance in teaching), University of Virginia, 2008-2009

Double Hoo Research Grant ($5,000 designed to fund original research projects created by pairs of graduate and undergraduate students; traveled to and conducted on-site research about memorials in England, Palestine, Thailand, and the United States, contributing toward my dissertation), University of Virginia, 2005