John H. Jones

110 Stone Center   

Dr. Jones's teaching interests include British Romantic and Victorian literature. He is the author of Blake on Language, Power, and Self-Annihilation, published by Palgrave Macmillan (2010). This book uncovers the importance of William Blake's concept of self-annihilation to his thinking about language and communication and develops its centrality to Blake's poetic practice. He has also written about Blake's book production methods and is currently working on a study of how those production methods affect the process of reading.

John Jones

Courses Taught:

  • EH 101 English Composition I
  • EH 102 English Composition II
  • EH 103 Honors English Composition I
  • EH 104 Honors English Composition II
  • EH 201 American Literature I
  • EH 203 Survey of English Literature I
  • EH 204 Survey of English Literature II
  • EH 219 Honors Literature I
  • EH 220 Honors Literature II
  • EH 311 Romantic Poetry
  • EH 403 Shakespeare I
  • EH 404 Shakespeare II
  • EH 412 Victorian Poetry
  • EH 422 William Blake's Illuminated Poetry
  • EH 441 The History of the English Language
  • EH 501 Introduction to Graduate Study in English
  • EH 525 Major Authors: William Blake's Illuminated Poetry
  • EH 556 Victorian Literature
  • EH 558 Studies in Romantic Literature
  • EH 570 Special Problems: David Hume and the Poetry of John Keats


  • Ph.D. in English from Fordham University in 1995
  • M.A. in English from Fordham University in 1988
  • B.A. in English from Randolph-Macon College in 1983

Other Responsibilities

  • Coordinator of English Scholarships
  • Charter Member, Past President, and Acting Secretary, Chapter 284, The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
  • Faculty Senate President, 2002-2003
  • Honors Program Director, College of Arts and Sciences, 2001-2005