Josh Lukin earned his PhD in English from SUNY-Buffalo. He has taught since 2003 in Temple’s First-Year Writing Program, earning four Outstanding Teacher citations and being inducted into the Instructors’ Hall of Fame; for undergraduate English, he has taught courses in the history of criticism, contemporary global fiction, noir film and fiction, and social issues in literature. His scholarly interests are U.S. Fiction since 1945 and Disability Studies. Josh has published articles, reviews, and interviews in such venues as Journal of Modern Literature, MLN, minnesota review, and the Encyclopedia of American Disability History. He is the editor of Invisible Suburbs: Recovering Protest Fiction in the 1950s United States (University Press of Mississippi, 2008), an anthology in which he and six other scholars look at how, in an era where older modes of resistance were discredited, stigmatized, or destroyed, literature illuminated the efforts of marginalized groups to salvage or to reconceptualize their struggles for rights and recognition. Josh has served on the Modern Language Association’s Committee on Disability Issues in the Profession and on Temple’s Interdisciplinary Faculty Committee on disability. His current projects include a collection of his interviews with feminist authors and Noir Recognitions, a study of identity in the 1950s novels of Jim Thompson, Patricia Highsmith, Shirley Jackson, and Philip Dick. He lives in Philadelphia and enjoys dining out, classical theater, chamber music, and feline companionship.
“Pity Is Always Shadowed by Contempt: An Interview with Anne Finger.”
Wordgathering: A Journal of Disability Poetry and Literature 7.2, June
“Disability and Blackness.” The Disability Studies Reader, 4th edition, ed. Lennard J.
Davis. New York: Routledge, 2013. Print.
“Ishmael in Love: Anne Finger and the Reclamation of Disability.” Cascadia Subduction
Zone: A Literary Quarterly 2:1, January 2012. Print.
“Jim Thompson” and “Samuel Delany.” The Encyclopedia of 20th Century American
Fiction, eds. David Madden, Justus Nieland, and Patrick O’Donnell. Boston: Wiley-
Blackwell, 2011. Print.
“A Different Kind of Left: A Conversation with Chandler Davis.”
Cascadia Subduction Zone: A Literary Quarterly 1:1, January 2011. Print.
“Identity-Shopping and Postwar Self-Improvement in Patricia Highsmith’s
Strangers on a Train.” jml: Journal of Modern Literature 33.4 (Summer 2010). Print.
“Part of Us that Can’t Be Touched: An Interview with Jennifer Egan.”
Guernica Magazine, July 2010. Web
Editor, It Walks in Beauty: Selected Prose of Chandler Davis. Seattle:
Aqueduct Press, 2010. Print.