Jody Greene

TitleDirector, Center for Innovations in Teaching and Learning,
Professor of Literature
DivisionAcademic Affairs,
Humanities Division
DepartmentCenter for Teaching & Learning,
Literature Department
AffiliationsFeminist Studies Department,
History of Consciousness Department
Phone831-459-1694 (CITL Office),
831-459-1924 (Message)
OfficeCITL, 1330A McHenry Library,
1 HUM 635
Office Hoursby appointment
Campus Mail StopHumanities Academic Services
Mail1156 High St.
Santa Cruz, CA
Jody Greene

Research Interests

Seventeenth- and 18th-century British and French literature and culture; pre- and early modern studies; critical theory; history of the book; human rights law; deconstruction. 

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