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English 350 (Includes American Literature 352)
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Women's and Gender Studies 988
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  Graduate School-Newark 2018-2020 Programs, Faculty, and Courses English 350 (Includes American Literature 352)  
Rutgers University–Newark Undergraduate 2018–2020
English 350 (Includes American Literature 352)

Degree Program Offered: Master of Arts

Director of Graduate Program: Gabriel Miller, Room 525, Hill Hall (973-353-5235; email:


Members of the Graduate Faculty


Frances Bartkowski, SAS-N; Ph.D., Iowa
Feminist theory and cultural studies; American studies

Belinda Edmondson, SAS-N; Ph.D., Northwestern
Caribbean literature; Afro-American literature; literary theory

Barbara Foley, SAS-N; Ph.D., Chicago
American literature; Marxist theory; theory of the novel; Afro-American literature; American studies

Rigoberto Gonzalez, SAS-N; M.A., California (Davis); M.F.A., Arizona State
Poetry; poetics; Latino literature; LGBT literature; 20th-century ethnic American literature

Rachel Hadas, SAS-N; Ph.D., Princeton
Creative writing (poetry); 20th- and 21st-century American and English poetry; mythology in literature; children's literature; literature and medicine

Carol F. Heffernan, SAS-N; Ph.D., New York
Medieval English literature, especially Chaucer

Cathy Park Hong, SAS-N; M.F.A., Iowa
Poet, essayist

Tayari Jones, SAS-N; M.A, Iowa; M.F.A., Arizona
Novelist, short story writer

John Keene, SAS-N; M.F.A., New York
Creative writing (fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction); African-American and African diasporic studies; 20th-and 21st-century American studies; LGBTQ studies; poetics and narratology; aesthetic theory

Jack Lynch, SAS-N; Ph.D., Pennsylvania
Eighteenth-century literature; the history of criticism, satire, and humanities; computing

Gabriel Miller, SAS-N; Ph.D., Brown
Modern drama; film; modern American fiction

Jayne Anne Phillips, Board of Governors Professor, SAS-N; M.F.A., Iowa
Novelist, short story writer

Associate Professors:

Sadia Abbas, SAS-N; Ph.D., Brown
Postcolonial studies; literature and culture of South Asia and South Asian diaspora; religion and literature; Islam and imperialism; Islam and feminism; theories of literacy form; history and literary criticism; contemporary British fiction

David Baker, SAS-N; Ph.D., Columbia
Renaissance nondramatic literature

Sterling Bland, SAS-N; Ph.D., New York
Afro-American literature; American studies 

Alice Elliot Dark, SAS-N; M.F.A., Antioch
Novelist, short story writer

Stuart Hirschberg, SAS-N; Ph.D., New York
Twentieth-century contemporary British/Irish poetry

Malcolm Kiniry, SAS-N; Ph.D., Rutgers
Rhetoric and teaching of writing; literature of the American Revolution; American studies

Janet L. Larson, SAS-N; Ph.D., Northwestern
Narrative theory; women's studies; literature of war; Victorian literature and culture; religion and literature

Laura A. Lomas, SAS-N; Ph.D., Columbia
Literature of the Americas; Latino/a literature and culture; feminist cultural studies; American studies  

Akhil Sharma, SAS-N; J.D., Harvard
Creative writing--fiction; 19th-century Russian fiction; Hemingway; V.S. Naipaul; travel writing; publishing and editing; fantastic fictions

Brenda Shaughnessy, SAS-N; M.F.A., Columbia

Assistant Professors:

Patricia Akhimie, SAS-N; Ph.D., Columbia
Renaissance drama; Shakespeare; race and gender studies; early modern literature; early modern women's writing; travel writing; colonial discourse; conduct literature; textual editing; comics and graphic novels

Manu Samriti Chander, SAS-N; Ph.D., Brown; M.F.A., Michigan
Romanticism; postcolonial and world literature; literary theory

Amir Moosavi, SAS-N; Ph.D., New York
Modern Persian and Arabic literatures; war and cultural production; comparative cultural studies of the modern Middle East

Ameer Sohrawardy, SAS-N; Ph.D., Rutgers
Shakespeare and early modern drama; travel writing; postcolonial theory; East/West interactions, particularly between the Ottoman Empire and Tudor-Stuart England

Professors Emeriti:

Heyward Bruce Ehrlich, SAS-N; Ph.D., New York

H. Bruce Franklin, SAS-N; Ph.D., Stanford

Irwin Primer, SAS-N; Ph.D., Yale

Charles Russell, SAS-N; Ph.D., Cornell

Virginia Tiger, SAS-N; Ph.D., British Columbia

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