Faculty

Cynthia King aka Cynthia Arrieu-King

Cynthia Arrieu-King’s teaching interests are twentieth-century poetry and fiction with attention to contemporary American poetry, specifically experimental lyric poetry by poets of color. Her courses include Advanced Poetry Workshop, Spoken Word/Advanced Spoken Word, Experimental Writing Workshop, Introduction to Creative Writing, Craft and Theory, and a new General Studies course, GIS Adulting.

In her poetry, she addresses elegy and family, the voice of those rarely heard from, and the body that is simultaneously privileged and marginalized. Her new books of poetry are Futureless Languages (Radiator Press 2018) and Continuity (Octopus Books 2019).

Dr. King as she is known to her Stockton students is the Literature Program co-ordinator for Academic Years 2018-2020.

Emily August

Emily August teaches courses on 19th-century British literature and culture, creative writing, and medical humanities. She loves teaching poetry analysis, and some of her other favorite texts to teach are Dracula, Wuthering Heights, Grimms’ fairy tales, and anything by Shirley Jackson.

Her scholarly research concerns the relationship between literature, medicine, and the body in the nineteenth-century; she is especially interested in the history of surgery. Her current book project, Cadaver Poetics: Surgery and the Reinvention of the Body in the Nineteenth Century, examines transatlantic texts of the period that engage conceptually with contemporaneous developments in surgical practice, revealing a radical cultural shift in the definition of the human body. Her chapter “Gray Matters: Social Violence and the Victorian Surgical Textbook” will appear in Embodied Difference: Divergent Bodies in Public Discourse, an edited collection of interdisciplinary scholarship forthcoming from Lexington Books in fall of 2018.

In her poetry, Professor August uses the framework of medicine to explore a centuries-long family legacy of domestic violence. Representing the body in various states of anatomical duress, her poems investigate the broader cultural relationship between violence and healing. Her poem “The Healer” was a finalist for Southern Humanities Review’s Auburn Witness Poetry Prize, appearing in the fall 2016 issue. Other poems have appeared in Callaloo, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Quarterly West, and other journals.

Deborah Gussman

Deborah Gussman teaches courses on early and 19th-century American literature and culture, American Studies, and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies. Her current research focuses on 19th-century women writers with an emphasis on literary recovery. Her scholarly edition of Catharine Maria Sedgwick’s novel Married or Single? (1857) was published by University of Nebraska Press in July 2015. Her digital work-in-progress, Sedgwick Stories, is a collection of Sedgwick’s previously uncollected tales and sketches.

Adalaine Holton

Adalaine Holton teaches courses on 19th and 20th-century multiethnic US literature and culture, and her research interests include comparative US ethnic studies, African diaspora literature and culture, and archive studies. Her articles appear in MELUS, Arizona Quarterly, and Journal of African American History. Her current book project, Counter-Archives: The Politics of Knowledge Production in the Black Atlantic, is a study of the production, use, and dissemination of archives and archival materials in black political activism in the U.S. and the Caribbean. She also directs Stockton’s Why the Humanities Matters Institute for Teachers, a collaborative, interdisciplinary professional development program for South Jersey English/language Arts and social studies teachers.

Dr. Holton was the Literature Program Coordinator for the 2016-2018 term.

Lisa Honaker

Lisa Honaker is a Professor of British Literature, specializing in 19th- through 21st-century British literature.  In 2014, she became Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities.  She still teaches courses for the Literature program in her areas of specialty and continues to pursue research on postmodern and postcolonial British fiction and prize culture.

Marion Hussong

Marion Hussong earned a B.A. in German at Rutgers-Camden and a Ph.D. in Germanic Languages and Literatures at the University of Pennsylvania. She has published extensively on German and Austrian literature and identity in the aftermath of the Holocaust, literature of resistance, and literature of exile.

Dr. Hussong is the associate producer of the documentary Drawing Against Oblivion (winner of eight international awards.) The film traces Austrian artist Manfred Bockelmann’s quest to memorialize children murdered in the Holocaust through large-scale charcoal-on-canvas portraits. Her forthcoming book Drawing against Oblivion: Remembering the Children (2018) traces the stories of previously unidentified children in the portrait series.

At Stockton, Marion Hussong teaches courses on Holocaust and post-Holocaust literature, on literary representations of genocide, children’s literature, 19th and 20th century European literature, and on art and propaganda.

Kristin J. Jacobson

Kristin J. Jacobson’s book, Neodomestic American Fiction (Ohio State University Press 2010) examines twentieth- and twenty-first- century revisions of domestic fiction, a popular nineteenth-century genre. The book investigates the place of the home and domesticity in contemporary American literature and culture. She is currently working on a new book project researching extreme forms of travel and nature writing, what Jacobson calls “adrenaline narratives.” She was Vice President for Development for the Society for the Study of American Women Writers (2010-2016). She is Director of the graduate program in American Studies at Stockton (Fall 2016-Fall 2017). In spring 2018, Dr. Jacobson will be a Fulbright scholar teaching at Artistotle Univerversity in Thessaloniki, Greece and for AY 2018-2019 will be on sabbatical.

 

Tom Kinsella

Tom Kinsella has been working in the area of South Jersey Culture & History for the past several semesters. He is the director of the South Jersey Culture & History Center and heads the Literature Program’s Editing Internship. The student editing team has published several twice-yearly issues of SoJourn, a journal of South Jersey history and culture, and published or republished numerous titles of significance to South Jersey. For more information on his work, see stockton.edu/sjchc/.

Nathan Long

Nathan Long teaches creative writing, with a focus on fiction, as well as literature courses and courses for the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Minor. His interests are in Contemporary American and Global Literature, flash fiction, short story cycles, and GLBT literature and culture. He has published in over 100 anthologies and journals including The Sun, Tin House, Glimmer Train, Crab Orchard Review, and Story Quarterly.  His story “Reception Theory” won the 2017 international OWT Story Prize and “Arctic” won the 2015 international Open Road fiction award.  Seven other stories have been finalists for Glimmer Train short story contests and three have been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Long’s essay for NPR’s “This I Believe” series, about losing his dog Gracie, is available on line.

His collection of fifty flash fictions, The Origin of Doubt, will be released Feb 2018 by Press 53. His unpublished collection, Two Stories, Some Tales, and a Yarn, was a finalist for the Hudson Book Manuscript Prize and a semifinalist for the Iowa Fiction Award.

Long remains active on the editorial boards of Philadelphia Stories and Interalia, and on the executive board of the Southern Humanities Council.

Adam Miyashiro

Adam Miyashiro is Assistant Professor of Medieval Literature at Stockton University. He sometimes edits websites, but mostly just reads and writes about medieval studies, critical race theory, and postcolonial theory.

Sara Nović

Sara Nović teaches creative writing, as well as courses on Deaf and disability studies and human rights.

Her first novel, Girl at War (Random House, 2015) was an American Library Association award winner, an LA Times book prize finalist, and is available or forthcoming in thirteen more languages. Her short fiction and nonfiction have been published in The New York Times, The Guardian, BOMB, Guernica, Electric Literature, TriQuarterly and others. You can find links to some of her work here. She is also the fiction editor for Blunderbuss Magazine.

Ken Tompkins

Kenneth Tompkins, Professor Emeritus and Professor of Literature, continues to investigate various technologies and how they might be used in our classrooms.  He maintains a strong interest in bringing virtual 3D historical objects and environments into his classrooms so he continues to design and create 3D objects. He has strong interests in narrative theory, interactive fiction and the possibilities of producing hyperfiction from database records. For 15 years — until 1990 — Professor Tompkins was the Chief Guide at the premier peasant village archeological site — Wharram Percy — in Yorkshire, England. He continues to teach literature from Beowulf to Milton concentrating on the Middle Ages and Shakespeare. He has taught podcasting and screencasting in the Stockton Tech Academy program, and recently co-taught a course on Creating Apps with Tom Kinsella for LITT.