Prosser, Jay


Reader in Humanities


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See Jay Prosser’s Alumni Spotlight interview.


Educational/professional/personal background prior to attending CUNY Graduate Center:

University of London, English Department.  BA Degree (1st class honours) in English.

MA institution:  CUNY (1994)

Dissertation topic/title:  Transitional Matter (or Matters?  I forget): The Body Narratives of Transsexual Autobiography (1996)

Published in the Gender and Culture series from Columbia University Press.

Employment history post PhD/job titles:

Reader in Humanities, School of English, University of Leeds, August 2008-

Senior Lecturer in American Literature and Culture, University of Leeds, September 2005-July 2008

Lecturer in American Literature, University of Leeds, September 1999-2005

Lecturer in English and American Studies, University of Leicester, January 1998-August 1999

Lecturer in Media and Communication Studies, University of North London, 1996-1997




Jay Prosser, Second Skins: The Body Narratives of Transsexuality,  267 pp, New York,  Columbia University Press, 1998.

Jay Prosser and Laura Doan, co-editors,  Palatable Poison:  Critical Perspectives on The Well of Loneliness, 418 pp, New York: Columbia University Press, 2002

Jay Prosser, Light in the Dark Room: Photography and  Loss, 230 pp, Minneapolis, University of Minnesota Press, 2004

Jay Prosser, editor, American Fiction of the 1990s: Reflections of History and Culture, 250 pp, London: Routledge, 2008

Jay Prosser, editor, with Geoffrey Batchen, Mick Gidley and Nancy K. Miller, Picturing Atrocity:  Reading Photographs in Crisis, 200pp, London: Reaktion Books, 2012