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Kimberly Jackson

Kimberly JacksonAssociate Professor and Interim Chair, Department of Language & Literature
19th Century British literature and literary theory
Phone: (239) 590-7423
Office: RH 219

Ph.D. (Comparative Literature), State University of New York at Buffalo, 2005

Teaching Interests: 19th Century British Literature, The Gothic, Literary Theory, Tech-Noir Film

Research Interests: Science and technology in literature, fin de siècle decadence, Gothicism

Professor Jackson began as Assistant Professor of English at FGCU in the fall of 2005. In addition to Composition I and II and Introduction to Literature, she has taught upper level courses on nineteenth-century British literature (focusing on mad scientist texts and the gothic) and literary theory. At the graduate level she has taught Dystopic Literature; Literature, Language, and Society; the Gothic; and Tech-Noir. Professor Jackson’s research activities include being cofounder of the International Humanities and Sustainability Conference at FGCU; publishing several article-length essays on Gothicism and Tech-Noir film; and working on a manuscript for a project on the relationship between technology and literature called Techno-Human Infancy.


  • “Techno-Human Infancy in Gore Verbinski’s The Ring.” Tracing The Ring: Horror and Its Discontents in the Age of Symbolic Change. Ed. Kristin Lacefield. Ashgate, forthcoming.
  • “The Resurrection of the Image.” Theory, Culture, & Society 26.5 (2009).
  • “Dangerous Similitude in Charles Dickens’ ‘To Be Read at Dusk.’” Journal of the Short Story in English (2009).
  • “Editing as Plastic Surgery: The Swan and the Violence of Image-Creation.” Configurations 15.1 (2008).
  • “Vivisected Language in H. G. Wells’ The Island of Dr. Moreau.” The Wellsian 29 (2006): 22-35.
  • “Gothic Music and the ‘Undead’ Individual.” The Resisting Muse: Popular Music and Social Protest. Ed. Ian Peddie. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2006.



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