Alan Jacobs was professor of English at Wheaton College in Illinois from 1984-2012, and is now Professor of Humanities at Baylor University’s Honors College. A regular guest on the Mars Hill Audio Journal, he earned his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia and his B.A. from the University of Alabama. His professional interests include literary theory and the history of criticism, British Commonwealth literature, and religion and literature. Jacobs is a popular essayist and columnist and has been published in The American Scholar, Christianity and Literature, Harper's, Books and Culture, and First Things.
Our November 2007 podcast featured an extended version of an interview we had with Jacobs on Philip Pullman, author of His Dark Materials, on Volume 48 of the Journal. The podcast is called Audition, and the extended interview can be found here.