John J Glavin


Director, Georgetown Office of Fellowships, Awards, and Research


Department of English
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+1 202-687-7578




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Spring 2017: M/W 12:00-3:00pm & by appointment


John Glavin, Professor of English and Director of the Office of Fellowships, Awards, and Research (GOFAR), has been a member of the Georgetown faculty since 1967. A Victorianist and a playwright, he focuses on issues of adaptation, particularly of earlier work in the nineteenth century and of nineteenth-century texts to the contemporary stage and screen. He teaches courses in writing for the stage and screen.

Within the GOFAR he directly oversees the Carroll Fellows Initiative, Georgetown’s flagship program for its most academically talented and ambitious undergraduates, and also serves as the University’s Fellowship Secretary.

He earned his Ph.D. and M.A. from Bryn Mawr College, his M.A. from Bryn Mawr, and B.A. from Georgetown University.

Publications include: After Dickens: Reading, Adaptation and Performance (Cambridge, 1999), Dickens On Screen (Cambridge, 2003), and forthcoming from Palgrave "Dickens Adapted."

He is currently revising "Death at The Edges," a book-length memoir of teaching Shakespeare’s Italian plays at Georgetown’s Villa LeBalze, and beginning work on "How To Go To College," a guide for pursuing excellence in undergraduate education that derives from his work in the Carroll Fellows Forum.


  • Ph.D. and M.A. () Bryn Mawr College,
  • M.A. () Bryn Mawr College,
  • B.A. () Georgetown University,