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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.
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.