Dr. Troy Gregory

Dr. Troy Gregory

Assistant Professor - English
1900 W. 7th Street CMB 1300
Plainview, TX 79072
Office: 806-291-1109
FAX: 806-291-1987
Gates Hall Room 202B
Email: troy.gregory@wbu.edu

 

Bio

Troy Gregory teaches British and world literature and culture, specializes in late medieval and early modern laughter (as well as laughter of the long nineteenth century), collects rare books on pigs and porcine interest of the Edwardian period, and is an unabashed Wodehouse-fancier.  He worked as a graduate student on Chaucer, Spenser, Shakespeare, and on festive culture and jestbooks in late medieval and early-modern England; and since that time almost exclusively on festive culture and rural sport in Britain in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries.  He has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and chapters in books on sport and rural culture and is counted one of the foremost scholars on C. J. Apperley and R. S. Surtees in America today.  His textual scholarship includes online editions of three novels by Dickens and one play by Shakespeare for Copia Interactive, and numerous short works by P. G. Wodehouse for Madame Eulalie.  He is president of the West Texas Woosters, a regional chapter of the Wodehouse Society.  Though a recent addition to the wacky world of Wodehouse studies, he claims a comfortable place there at the Stitch in Time—at least authorities have not yet ousted him for an imposter—and hopes to make his way shortly to the Emsworth Arms and the better acquaintance of G. Ovens, and one day even to those fecund gardens two miles further on.    

Dr. Gregory lives in Plainview, Texas with his wife of twenty-two years and their three children.  When he isn’t in the classroom or in his study, Dr. Gregory can be found in his pumpkin patch tending Dill’s Atlantic Giants or on local golf courses sharpening a fitful game in hopes of qualifying for the US Hickory Open.  He also writes on hickory golf and on the transitional period in American sport separating the amateur from the professional game.  When his teenage son or USGA rules allow, Dr. Gregory caddies at regional, state, and national amateur events.  (He won’t tell the truth about his own handicap, so don’t ask.)