Christopher Douglas

Assistant Professor
203 Stone Center                

Dr. Douglas, originally from Illinois, came to JSU in the fall of 2019 after working as an Instructor of English at the University of Alabama from 2016-2019. He has a Ph.D. in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century transatlantic literature. Dr. Douglas taught English as a Foreign Language at Wada Jr. High School in Monamiboso City, Chiba Prefecture, Japan before beginning his graduate studies in America. His dissertation work is on the moral agency of it-narratives, stories narrated by non-humans (animals, objects, and the occasional ghost), in eighteenth and nineteenth century literature. He has published on it-narratives in ESQ and JNT and has selections in the forthcoming Cambridge Guide to the Eighteenth-Century Novel, 1660-1820. A co-edited collection of scholarly essays, “I’m Just a Comic Book Boy”: Essays on the Intersection of Comics and Punk, was published by McFarland & Co, in 2019. While he is not teaching, Dr. Douglas enjoys spending time with his rescue dog, and he considers himself an amateur baker and powerlifter.

Christopher Douglas

Courses Taught:

  • EH 101 English Composition I
  • EH 102 English Composition II
  • EH 104 Honors English Composition II
  • EH 141 Oral Communication
  • EH 203 Survey of English Literature I
  • EH 322 Technical Writing
  • EH 326 Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature
  • EH 406 Shakespeare
  • EH 411 Eighteenth-Century Literature
  • EH 510 The Eighteenth-Century Novel
  • EH 536 Teaching College Literature: The English Survey


  • Ph.D. in English from Southern Illinois University Carbondale in 2016
  • M.A. in English from Southern Illinois University Carbondale in 2011
  • B.A. in English Secondary Education from Bradley University in 2005

Other Responsibilities

  • Jacksonville State University Curriculum Review Committee
  • College of Arts and Humanities Curriculum Review Committee
  • MFAT Examination Coordinator
  • English Department Assessment Committee
  • JSU Civic Chorale