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Tufts University
Department of English
6 The Green
Room 215, East Hall
Medford, MA 02155

Office: 617.627.2458
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Jonathan Wilson
Fletcher Professor of Rhetoric and Debate


Ph.D., English, Hebrew University of Jerusalem Israel, 1982
St. Catherine's College, Oxford, England, 1977
Columbia University, New York, U.S.A. Visiting Scholar, 1976
B.A., (Hons.) First Class. University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, England, 1974. Major: English and European Literature. Minor: Art History


b. London 1950, educated at the University of Essex, St. Catherine's Oxford and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Fletcher Professor of Rhetoric and Debate, Professor of English, Chair of the English Department Tufts University.

Research Interests

  • Fiction Writing
  • Contemporary Jewish Literature

Courses Taught

  • English 9
  • Creative Writing (Fiction)
  • English 175
  • Contemporary Jewish Fiction

Publication Highlights


  • A Palestine Affair, Pantheon (May 2003)
  • An Ambulance is on the Way: Stories of Men in Trouble, Pantheon (2004)
  • The Hiding Room, Viking 1995
  • Schoom, Penguin 1995


  • Herzog: The Limits of Ideas Twayne, G.K.Hall 1990
  • On Bellow's Planet: Readings from the Dark Side Fairleigh Dickinson U.P. 1985


  • Stories, articles and reviews in The New Yorker, New York Times Book Review, Ploughshares, Forward, Tikkun, Boston Globe, T.L.S. and elsewhere.