Christopher Douglas

Associate 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 Minamiboso 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 published a pandemic teaching reflection in Digital Defoe and pandemic-informed reading in the Nathaniel Hawthorne Review. Dr. Douglas also has a forthcoming book chapter on 19th-century children’s it-narratives in Animal Satire (Palgrave MacMillan) 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 Speech
  • EH 203 British Literature I: Beginnings to 1800
  • 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 525 Major Authors Seminar (The Gothic Novel)
  • EH 536 Teaching College Literature: The British 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

  • Reading Series Committee Co-Chair
  • Coordinator of the English Department Lecture Series
  • Curriculum Committee
  • Assessment Committee Chair
  • Service Evaluation Committee
  • JSU Civic Chorale
  • Jacksonville State University Curriculum Review Committee
  • College of Arts and Humanities Curriculum Review Committee