Jeffrey Solomon


Contact Information
Phone: (213) 740-2808
Office: THH 420

Curriculum Vitae


  • M.F.A English (Creative Writing), University of California, Irvine
  • B.A. English, University of Pennsylvania
  • Graduate Certificate Gender Studies, University of Southern California
  • Ph.D. English, University of Southern California

  • Academic Appointment, Affiliation, and Employment History

    Non-Tenure Track Appointments
    • Lecturer, University of Southern California, 2012-  
    • Visiting Lecturer, University of Redlands, 2012-2013  
    Visiting and Temporary Appointments
    • Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Puget Sound, 2011-2012  
    • Visiting Assistant Professor, St. Olaf College, 2009-2011  


    • Solomon, J. Fabulous Potency: The Fashioning of Truman Capote and Gertrude Stein. (Richard Morrison/Doug Armato, Ed.). Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press.

    Book Chapter
    • Solomon, J. (2015). Broadly Queer and Specifically Gay: The Literary Celebrity and Literary Career of Gertrude Stein. Literary Careers in the Modern Era Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan.
    • Solomon, J. (2009). Best Friend. Best Gay Stories 2009 pp. 15-23. Maple Shade, NJ: Lethe Press.

    Book Review
    • Solomon, J. (2015). The Truman Show. Review of Truman Capote: A Literary Life at the Movies, by Tison Pugh. The Gay and Lesbian Review. pp. 43-44. review address
    • Solomon, J. (2014). Husbands and Other Lovers. Review of Review of Foolish Hearts: New Gay Fiction. The Gay and Lesbian Review.
    • Solomon, J. (2007). Review of Jaime Hovey’s A Thousand Words: Portraiture, Style, and Queer Modernism. Women's Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal. pp. 455-457.

    • Solomon, J. (2012). J’accuse: The Heath Anthology Erases Gay Writers. The Gay and Lesbian Review.
    • Solomon, J. (2010). How Whitman Seduced Us with a Photograph. pp. 4. The Gay and Lesbian Review.

    Journal Article
    • Solomon, J. (2013). Gertrude Stein, Opium Queen: Notes on a Mistaken Embrace. Journal of Lesbian Studies. Vol. 17 (1), pp. 7-24.
    • Solomon, J. (2009). Capote, Forster, and the Trillings: Homophobia and Literary Culture at Mid-Century. Twentieth-Century Literature. Vol. 54 (3), pp. 129-165.
    • Solomon, J. (2005). Young, Effeminate, and Strange: Early Photographic Portraits of Truman Capote. Studies in Gender and Sexuality. Vol. 6 (3), pp. 293-326.
    • Bills, G., Foreman, V., Latiolais, M., Sheffield, E., Solomon (editor), J. (2005). Monster and Critic, Teacher and Writer: A Roundtable Discussion. Santa Monica Review. Vol. 17 (2), pp. 148-177.

    Short Story
    • Solomon, J. (2008). The Third Breast of Hilda Von Why. pp. 27-34. SPECS.
    • Solomon, J. (2007). A Boy Abroad. pp. 57-67. Harrington Gay Men’s Literary Quarterly.
    • Solomon, J. (2007). Best Friend. pp. 61-69. Harrington Gay Men’s Literary Quarterly.

    Honors and Awards

    • Andrew J. Kappel Prize (for best article submitted to the journal Twentieth-Century Literature in 2008), 2009  
    • Pushcart Prize nomination (by the journal SPECS, for the short story The Third Breast of Hilda von Why), 2009  
    • Final Summer Fellowship, 2008  
    • James Prize for Best Essay by a Graduate Student, USC English Department , 2006  
    • First Prize, Edward W. Moses Creative Writing Competition, USC, 2005  
    • USC-Bogazici University Summer Institute Fellow, Istanbul , 2005  
    • Christopher Isherwood Foundation Fellow, Huntington Library, 2004  
    • USC English Department Dissertation Fellowship, 2004  
    • USC Gender Studies Program Travel Grant, 2004  
    • Provost's Summer Research Award, USC, 2001-2004  
    • Certificate of Recognition for Service, Graduate and Professional Student Senate, USC , 2002  
    • USC Lambda Alumni Research Award, 2002  
    • Provost's Fellowship, USC, 2000-2002  
    • First Prize, Edward W. Moses Creative Writing Competition, USC, 2001  
    • Getty Research Institute Fellow, 2001  

  • USC Dornsife Department of English
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  • Taper Hall of Humanities 404
  • University Park
  • Los Angeles, CA 90089-0354
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