Jeff Solomon

Dr. Jeff Solomon

Assistant Professor of WGS and ENG

Contact Information:

Office: Tribble A113 (in A105)
Phone: 336-758-2027
Personal Website


Ph.D., University of Southern California, English Literature, with Graduate Certificate in Gender Studies, 2008
M.A., University of Southern California, English Literature, 2002
M.F.A., University of California-Irvine, English (Fiction), 1993
B.A., University of Pennsylvania, cum laude in English, with distinction, 1989

WGS Courses:

WGS 221: Introduction to Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
WGS 321: Girls Gone Wild: A Century of Bad Behavior

Professional/Research Focus:

Gender and Sexuality Studies
American Literature 1865-present
Creative Writing

Selected Publications:


  • So Famous and So Gay: The Fabulous Potency of Truman Capote and Gertrude Stein.
    University of Minnesota Press, 2017.


  • “Broadly Queer and Specifically Gay: The Celebrity and Career of Gertrude Stein.” In Literary Careers in the Modern Era, eds. Guy Davidson and Nicola Evans. Palgrave Macmillan, 2015: 77-95
  • “Gertrude Stein, Opium Queen: Notes on an Unlikely Embrace,” Journal of Lesbian Studies 17.1 (2013): 7-24.
  • “Capote and the Trillings: Homophobia and Literary Culture at Mid-Century,”Twentieth-Century Literature 54.2 (2009): 129-165. [Winner of the Andrew J. Kappel Prize for Best Article of the Year.]
  • “Young, Effeminate, and Strange: Early Photographic Portraits of Truman Capote.” Studies in Gender and Sexuality 6.3 (2005): 293-326.
  • “Monster and Critic, Teacher and Writer: A Roundtable Discussion on Difference, Fear, and Creation,” Santa Monica Review 17.2 (2005): 148-177.
  • “Down South in Peckerwood: Auntie Mame and Anti-Mom,” The Queer South on Screen, edited by Tison Pugh [Solicited, anticipated 2017 publication].