Jacob Sider Jost

Dickinson College

Jacob Sider Jost is an associate professor of English at Dickinson College, and a contributing faculty member to the department of Medieval and Early Modern Studies. Jost teach courses surrounding topics such as the epic, Shakespeare, the early British novel, and eighteenth-century poetry and drama. Cone earned a B.A. in English and German with Honors in English from Goshen College in 2002, a B.A. and M.A. in English from the University of Oxford in 2005 and 2009, and a Ph.D., Harvard University in 2011, where he was also a junior fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows. Jost is the author of three books, Prose Immortality, 1711-1819 (2015), Interest and Connection in the Eighteenth Century: Hervey, Johnson, Smith, Equiano (2020), and The Oxford History of Life-Writing, Volume 3: The Eighteenth Century. Jost also has contributed a variety of journal articles, book chapters, and book reviews. His academic work has appeared in scholarly journals such as The Scriblerian, Review of English Studies, and Notes and Queries. During the 2017-18 year, Jost was a Junior Fellow at the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Study, and during the 2021-22 academic year he visited the Interdisciplinary Centre for European Enlightenment Studies at the Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg in Halle, Germany as a Humboldt Fellow.