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English 350 (Includes American Literature 352)
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  Graduate School-Newark 2020-2022 Programs, Faculty, and Courses English 350 (Includes American Literature 352)  

English 350 (Includes American Literature 352)

Degree Program Offered: Master of Arts

Director of Graduate Program: David Baker, Room 522, Hill Hall (973-353-5235; email:


Members of the Graduate Faculty


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

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

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

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

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

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 studiesá

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

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

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

Assistant Professors:

Frank Garcia, SAS-N; Ph.D., Illinois-Urbana
Latino studies, American literature, critical race studies, film studies

Melanie Hill, SAS-N; Ph.D, University of Pennsylvania
African American literature; music, Africana studies, women┐s/gender/sexuality studies, theology

Naomi Jackson, SAS-N; MFA, Iowa
Fiction, Caribbean literature, African American literature

Akil Kumarasamy, SAS-N; MFA, Michigan
Fiction; graphic novels, film, science fiction/speculative literature

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

Professors Emeriti:

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

Fran Bartkowski, SAS-N; Ph.D., Iowa

Barbara Foley, SAS-N; Ph.D., Chicago

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

Gabriel Miller, SAS-N; Ph.D., Brown

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

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

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