Jonathan Goldman

literature prof, musician, and idea man


Welcome to the professional website of Jonathan Goldman, literature professor, writer, and musician. I created this site as a one-stop-visiting portal of the various projects I've had going on over the last few years, some completed, some in progress. Partly, my intention is to be able myself to view them all in one place.

As associate professor at New York Institute of Technology, I teach writing and courses about twentieth-century literature and culture (US, Latino, British and Irish), and occasionally something outside of that. My scholarship focuses on the late 1800s and early 1900s, specifically literary modernism and its relationship to mass culture, incorporating cinema, music, and comics. 

That’s all my day job, so to speak. I’m also a practicing non-academic writer, though most of my successes (gauged by the size of the audience, anyway) so far in that area have been related to my academic work. I may be slow to post unpublished writings on this site, as I gradually decide what to do with it all.
In addition, I’m a musician: trumpet player, songwriter, and bandleader. My current band is a Latin soul/boogaloo out called Spanglish Fly. I’m also an occasional but proud member of the Rude Mechanical Orchestra. If you know anything about that organization, than you now know that I am political activist interested in social justice and other progressive causes.