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Email: jlynch@andromeda.rutgers.edu

PHONE: (973) 353-5204

OFFICE: Hill Hall Room 531

Web Page: www.andromeda.rutgers.edu/~ jlynch/ 

University of PA  Ph.D.

Research Interests / Current Projects:

18th Century British Literature & Culture

Literary History

Dictionaries: Samuel Johnson

Forgery, Fakery & Fraud



Anniversary Essays on Johnson's "Dictionary,"ed. Jack Lynch and Anne McDermott (Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2005).

The Age of Elizabeth in the Age of Johnson (Cambridge UP, 2003)

Samuel Johnson’s Dictionary: Selections (Walker & Co., 2003)


"Forgery as Performance Art: The Strange Case of George Psalmanazar," 1650-1850: Ideas, Aesthetics, and Inquiries in the Early Modern Era 11 (2005): 21-35.

"Samuel Johnson, Unbeliever," Eighteenth-Century Life 29, no. 3 (Fall 2005): 1-19.

"Johnson and Hooker on Ecclesiastical and Civil Polity," The Review of English Studies 55, no. 218 (Jan. 2004): 45-59.

"William Henry Ireland's Authentic Forgeries," Princeton University Library Chronicle 66, no. 1 (Autumn 2004): 79-96.

"King Lear and 'the Taste of the Age,' 1681-1838," 1650-1850: Ideas, Aesthetics, and Inquiries in the Early Modern Era 10 (2004): 285-303.


"Pope's Thames," plenary address, Literary London conference, Greenwich, 13-14 July 2006.

"Shakespeare Their Contemporary? The Case of Macbeth, 1660-1818," British Literature & Culture, 1660-1800: A Symposium in Honor of Eric Rothstein, Madison, Wisconsin, 7 April 2006.

"The Picaresque Biography: William Henry Ireland," Maskerade und Entlarvung: Das Paradigma des Pikaresken conference, Würzburg, Germany, 10 September 2005.

"The First English Dictionary," Celebrating Johnson's Dictionary conference, Pembroke College, Oxford, 26 August 2005.

"The Dignity of an Ancient: Johnson Edits the Editors,"Johnson's Shakespeare, Shakespeare's Johnson conference, Univ. of Nevada, Reno, 29 April 2005.

"The Truth, the Whole Truth, and Anything but the Truth: What Can You Say about William Henry Ireland?," first annual David Hosford Lecture, Rutgers University -- Newark, 11 April 2005.

"What Was James Macpherson's Crime?," Princeton University, 17 November 2004.








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