Christopher Douglas

Assistant Professor
(he/him/his)
203 Stone Center
ccdouglas@jsu.edu                

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

Education

  • 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