Josh Gidding

Josh Gidding
Professor and Chair

(631) 244-3084


Josh Gidding holds a BA in Classics (High Honors) from the University of California, Berkeley, and an MA and PhD in English from the University of Southern California.  He is the author of Failure: An Autobiography (Cyan Books, 2007) and The Old Girl (Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1980).  His essay “On Not Being Proust: An Essay in Literary Failure” (AGNI Magazine, 2008) was cited as a “Notable Essay” in Best American Essays (2009).  He has also published critical essays on Byron, Wordsworth and Proust, and numerous book reviews.

  • FYE 1037, Telling the Story of Your Life
  • ENG 2033 & 2034, British Literature I & II
  • ENG 2069, The English Language: Grammar & Usage
  • ENG 2071, Introduction to Creative Writing
  • ENG 2073, Short Story Workshop
  • ENG 2076, Nonfiction Writing Workshop
  • ENG 2077, Film Writing
  • ENG 2080, Fantasy & Horror Writing
  • ENG 3153, Art of the Novel
  • ENG 4090, Project Seminar in Creative Writing