Jess Shollenberger

Visiting Assistant Professor
Jess Shollenberger headshot


Phone 610-526-7742
Location English House 203



  • Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
  • M.A., University of Pennsylvania
  • B.A., Barnard College

Areas of Focus

Twentieth-century and contemporary American literature, modernism, queer studies, affect theory, trans studies.


Jess Shollenberger teaches courses in twentieth-century and contemporary literature, queer theory, and affect studies. Shollenberger’s current research is focused on queer feminist modernism and minoritarian aesthetics. Their work attends to objects sidelined by queer theory’s resistance to “normalcy” including domesticity, identity, and the ordinary. Shollenberger has published writing in College LiteratureJacket2South Atlantic Review and elsewhere. Their first book, which examines ordinary queerness in modernist literature, is under contract with Ohio State University Press.