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), editor of James Joyce and the Law (U of Florida P, 2018), 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, Cambridge Contexts: Tom Stoppard, Public Domain Review, Public Books, Gothamist, James Joyce Quarterly, Narrative, Novel: A Forum on Fiction, The Paris Review, The Millions, and The Chronicle of Higher Education. Goldman is Vice President of the James Joyce Society, to assume the presidency in 2021.
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)
- "When Dorothy Parker Got Fired from Vanity Fair." Public Domain Review. February 6, 2020.
- "How New Yorkers Celebrated New Year's Eve 100 Years Ago." Gothamist. December 31, 2019.
- "'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