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Jack Lynch is a professor of English at Rutgers University and a Johnson scholar, having studied the great lexicographer for nearly a decade. He is the author of The Age of Elizabeth in the Age of Johnson (Cambridge University Press) and the editor of A Bibliography of Johnsonian Studies, 1986-1998. He has also written journal articles and scholarly reviews addressing Johnson and the eighteenth century.
Eighteenth-century literature, the art of satire, the early novel, and the history of the language.
BA, University of Pennsylvania, 1989
PhD, University of Pennsylvania, 1998
Becoming Shakespeare, The Lexicographer's Dilemma, Deception and Detection in Eighteenth-Century Britain, Samuel Johnson in Context.
Eighteenth-century literature and culture; Samuel Johnson; forgery, fakery, and fraud; Shakespeare reception; history of the language.
2007–8: Faculty Scholar–Teacher Award, Rutgers University.
2004–5: Board of Trustees Research Fellowship for Scholarly Excellence, Rutgers University.
2004–5: David Hosford Scholarship, Rutgers University, Newark, N.J.