About Jaclyn Geller
Jaclyn Geller - Professional Summary:
A celebrated educator, academic, and author, Jaclyn Geller, Ph.D., is an authority in several fields, including the psychology of marriage and eighteenth century literature. Currently, Jaclyn Geller serves as an Associate Professor of English at Central Connecticut State University. An avid researcher, Jaclyn Geller frequently publishes her findings in respected journals; she is also the author of the widely acclaimed 2001 nonfiction publication Here Comes the Bride: Women, Weddings, and the Marriage Mystique.
At Central Connecticut State University, Jaclyn Geller teaches a number of courses designed to promote thinking about eighteenth century and British literature. Extremely well versed in the era, Jaclyn Geller frequently instructs classes focused on poetry, satire, the evolution of the novel, and women’s history. Prior to her position as Associate Professor at Central Connecticut State University, Jaclyn Geller held educational positions at Barnard College and New York University. Recognized for her talent and knowledge, Jaclyn Geller was rewarded two Awards for Teaching Excellence at NYU.
Jaclyn Geller’s popular Here Comes the Bride: Women, Weddings, and the Marriage Mystique delves into societal expectations of marriage, the implications of these standards, and modern modes of thinking about marriage. An expert on the topic, Jaclyn Geller also publishes essays regarding alternatives to marriage on www.unmarried.org, an online community that aims to strengthen and enlighten the unmarried population. With appearances on such wide-reaching media sources as National Public Radio (NPR) and Psychology Today online, Jaclyn Geller also shares her insight through interviews.
Jaclyn Geller earned a Ph.D. and M.A. in English from New York University and a B.A. in English Literature from Oberlin College. She resides in West Hartford, Connecticut, and is a member of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies and the Alternatives to Marriage Project.
Jaclyn Geller - Professional Experience:
Central Connecticut State University
Associate Professor of English
New Britain, CT US
Jaclyn Geller - Education:
Oberlin, OH US
New York University
New York, NY
Jaclyn Geller - Interests:
Mansfield Park (Jane Austen)
Persuasion (Jane Austen)
The Lives of the English Poets (Samuel Johnson)
The Triumph of Augustan Poetics: British Literary Culture from Butler to Johnson (Blanford Parker)
Beyond (Straight and Gay) Marriage: Valuing All Families Under the Law (Nancy Polikoff) Anti-Intellectualism in American Life (Richard Hofstafter)
The Sleeping Father (Matthew Sharpe)
Collected Poems: Philip Larkin (Ed. Anthony Thwaite)
Anna Karenina (Leo Tolstoy)
The Nurture Assumption: Why Children Turn Out the Way They Do (Judith Rich Harris)
The Poetry of Robert Frost (ed. Connery Lathem)
Paranoia and Modernity: Cervantes to Rousseau (John Farrell)
The Creation of Patriarchy The Creation of Feminist Consciousness (Gerda Lerner)