Jonathan Goldman researches and teaches literature and its relationship to mass, technological society during what is sometimes called "the long 20th Century" (covering roughly 1850 to the present). His sub-specialties include the history of the U.S./British/Irish novel, modernism, visual culture (especially early cinema), celebrity, popular music, and literature/law studies. He is the author of Modernism Is the Literature of Celebrity (U of Texas P, 2011) and co-editor of Modernist Star Maps: Celebrity, Modernity, Culture (Ashgate, 2010). His writings on 20th-century literature and culture appear in The Cambridge Companion to Ulysses, Cambridge Contexts: Bernard Shaw, James Joyce Quarterly, Narrative, Novel: A Forum on Fiction, The Paris Review, The Millions, and The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Goldman received his Ph.D. from Brown and bachelor's degree from the University of California at Berkeley.
- James Joyce and the Law (University of Florida Press, 2017)
- Modernism Is the Literature of Celebrity (University of Texas Press, 2011)
- Modernist Star Maps (Ashgate, 2010)
- New York, 1920: When We Became Modern (and Why It Matters Now)
- "'I'm Gonna Be Somebody,' 1930: Gangsters and Modernist Celebrity," in Popular Modernisms. Ed. Scott Ortolano. Bloomsbury, 2017.
- "Ulysses, the Fiction of Trademark," James Joyce Quarterly, Fall 2013 (published 2016).
- "Celebrity." In Bernard Shaw in Context. Ed. Brad Kent. Cambridge UP, 2015.
- "Winter is Coming: How HBO's Game of Thrones Is Going Off-Book and Breaking All the Rules." The Millions. April 9, 2015.
- "Introduction: The Legal Fictions of James Joyce." James Joyce Quarterly, Summer 2013 (Published 2015).
- Guest Editor, "Legal Joyce" issue of James Joyce Quarterly, Summer 2013 (Published 2015).
- "Afterlife." In The Cambridge Companion to Ulysses. Ed. Sean Latham. Cambridge UP, 2014.
- "Fania at Fifty." The Paris Review. October 9, 2014.
- "Wake Uuuup! Do The Right Thing After Ferguson." Open Letters Monthly. October 1, 2014.
- Irish Literature
- Literary Adaptation in Visual Media
- Basic Reading And Writing For International Students
- Focus on Writing II for International Students
- Latino/a Culture of New York
- What Was Modernism
- Fantasy Literature