Dr. Phillip Grayson
Professor of Rhetoric & Composition
ESL Grammar Specialist
International Experience: Chile, Poland, Turkey, USA
- Doctor of Philosophy, English, St. John's University, New York, NY
- Master of Arts, English Language and Literature, University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK
- Bachelor of Arts, English, University of South Carolina Aiken, Aiken, SC
- Inside Your Looking: Consciousness and Ethics in Contemporary Prose, Poetry, and Film
- Illusion and Real Magic in Tim O’Brien’s In the Lake of the Woods.
- Composition and Rhetoric
- ESL (English to Speakers of Other Languages)
- Adjunct Professor, Eastern Gateway Community College,
- Adjunct Professor, St. John's University, Queens, NY
- Adjunct Professor, York College-City University, New York, NY
- Adjunct Professor, Passaic County Community College, Paterson, NJ
- Adjunct Professor, Rasmussen University Online,
Related Academic Service
- Reviewer, English: Journal of the English Association, Oxford University Press
- World Literature Editor, Watchung Review, New Jersey College English Association
- Associate Editor, Watchung Review, New Jersey College English Association
- Reviewer, Orbit: Writing around Pynchon, Open Library of Humanities
- Editor in Chief, Humanities Review, St. John's University
- “Study for the Presence of a Myth,” in ReFocus: The Films of Spike Jonze. Ed Kim Wilkins and Wyatt Moss-Wellington. Edinburgh University Press.
- “Meteoric Fiction: The Inhuman Author and the End of the World,” in Anthropocene Responsibility. Ed Chase Pielak and Deborah Christie.
- “A Hideous Veil” in Edgar Allen Poe and Psychology. Ed. Gerry Del Guercio. McFarland Books.
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles
- “What it is is, it is what it is”: The Unconditionally Singular Covenants of Bleeding Edge .” Journal of American Studies (forthcoming)
- “At the Edge of Evening, Often Forever: Extramission, Consciousness, Literature.” Modern Horizons 7.1. 2016
- “No True Substitute for the Infinite: Indefinite Space and Infinite Time in Alfred Jarry’s The Supermale. ” Humanities Review. 12.1. 2015
- “The Unconditionally Singular Covenants of Bleeding Edge.” ASAP: Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present. University of California, Berkeley. October 2017
- "The Summer of 1920: Indefinite Space, Indefinite Time, and the Not-Too-Distant Future.” Untold Futures: Speculation, Redemption, Disappointment. University of Chicago. November 2016.
- “At the Edge of Evening, Often Forever.” The Humanities, the Neurosciences, the Mind. University of California-Santa Barbara. May 2016.
- “Notes Toward a Speculative Poetics of Whether or Not Lazerbeams Shoot Out of Our Eyes.” One-day Conference . St John’s University. April 2016.
- “Turn Me Back into My Former Self: The Transformations of St Christopher.” Order and Disorder in the Middle Ages . Cornell University. November 2015.
- “Proximate Points on a Spiral: Exoticism and Ethernity in Alfred Jarry’s Le Surmâle .” (Re)presentation: Problematicizing Authenticity. St John’s University. April 2015.
- “What it is is: Bleeding Edge.” Conference: Consciousness, Theater, Literature, and the Arts. St Francis College. April 2015.
- “The Reptile and Sensual: ‘Natural’ Networks in Upstream Color.” Working through Environmental Unlikeness: Ecology and Nature in the Humanities. St John’s University. April 2014.
- “A Westward Carousel.” Unsaid. 7.1. August 2014.
- “This One Has Jaguars in It,” “The Abortionists,” and “With a Monstrous Architecture.” etcetera. April 2010.