Jack Lynch

Jack Lynch


jlynch [at] newark.rutgers.edu



Office Location

360 Dr. Martin L. King Blvd.
HIll Hall 501
Newark, New Jersey 07102

Office Hours

By Appointment


Jack Lynch is a professor of English at Rutgers University and a Johnson scholar, having studied the great lexicographer for nearly a decade. He is the author of The Age of Elizabeth in the Age of Johnson (Cambridge University Press) and the editor of A Bibliography of Johnsonian Studies, 1986-1998. He has also written journal articles and scholarly reviews addressing Johnson and the eighteenth century.

Courses Taught

Eighteenth-century literature, the art of satire, the early novel, and the history of the language.


Eighteenth-century literature and culture; Samuel Johnson; forgery, fakery, and fraud; Shakespeare reception; history of the language.


2007–8:    Faculty Scholar–Teacher Award, Rutgers University.
2004–5:    Board of Trustees Research Fellowship for Scholarly Excellence, Rutgers University.
2004–5:    David Hosford Scholarship, Rutgers University, Newark, N.J.



BA, University of Pennsylvania, 1989

PhD, University of Pennsylvania, 1998


Becoming Shakespeare, The Lexicographer's Dilemma, Deception and Detection in Eighteenth-Century Britain, Samuel Johnson in Context.

Associated Programs

Liberal Studies