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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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