Cynthia Arrieu-King’s teaching interests are twentieth-century poetry and fiction with special attention to the New York School Poets, modernism, and Asian-American contemporary fiction and poetry. Her current courses include Experimental Writing Workshop which covers traditions forms and the avant-garde of poetic history, Introduction to Creative Writing, and Collaboration in the Arts, a general studies course that will show students how to teach poetry and visual arts in community arts venues around Atlantic County. Her new course, The Politics of Food, is in development with General Studies and will include a service-learning component.
Her research examines the effect of visual and other arts on poetry, especially in the work of experimental Asian-American poets like Myung Mi Kim, Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, and John Yau. Her essays on collaboration, sculpture, new media, or painting and Asian-American identity are being collected into a book called The Uses of Other Art. Her poems have appeared in the chapbook The Small Anything City (Dream Horse Press) and have won honorable mention from John Yau in the Vincent Chin Memorial chapbook contest. Her poetry has appeared in Prairie Schooner, Diagram, Black Warrior Review, etc. and is forthcoming in the new horse less press anthology, Forklift, Ohio and The Lumberyard. Her book People are Tiny in Paintings of China was published in the fall of 2010 by Octopus Books.
Deborah Gussman teaches courses on early and 19th-century American literature and culture, 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) is forthcoming from University of Nebraska Press. Her digital work-in-progress is a collection of Sedgwick’s previously uncollected tales and sketches. A founding member of the Sedgwick Society, she currently serves as its Vice President for Membership and Finance.
Adalaine Holton teaches courses on 19th and 20th century American literature and culture with a focus on issues of race, gender, and nation. Her research concerns primarily African American literature within a comparative context. She is currently working on a book project on innovative archival projects produced by black Atlantic intellectuals.
Lisa Honaker is an Associate Professor of British Literature at Stockton, where she teaches courses in nineteenth-, twentieth-, and twenty-first-century British literature and British and American popular culture. She received a Ph.D. in English from Rutgers University in 1993. Her research and writing projects have focused on both late-nineteenth- and twentieth-century popular culture.She has published articles and reviews on Robert Louis Stevenson and American popular cinema.She is at work now on a project on the history of serial narrative from the Victorian novel to current television (and new media) productions.
Honaker is also the director of Stockton’s Political Engagement Project, a Carnegie Foundation and American Democracy Project-sponsored initiative that seeks to promote the skills, understanding and motivation of students in their own political engagement, whether in the community, public policy or electoral politics.She is also the Principal Investigator on an AAC&U grant-funded project, Ordinary Lives of Engagement, which brings citizen-activists onto campus and sends Stockton students out to work with community organizations in order to foster an exchange of ideas and resources.In connection with her work on the Political Engagement Project, she was named a Carnegie Scholar of Political Engagement for 2008-2009.She is looking forward to a trip to the Carnegie Foundation on the Stanford University campus in January 2009, where she will work with scholars from other schools to develop and disseminate materials and pedagogy to encourage engagement on college campuses. She also worked on a cost-analysis study connected with this Ordinary Lives of Engagement, the honorarium for which has helped to fund speakers in this fall.In June, Honaker gave three presentations on her work on these projects at the American Democracy Project conference in Snowbird, Utah.
Honaker published a review article on Laurence’s Raw’s Adapting Henry James to the Screen: Genre, Fiction and Film in English Literature in Transition Winter 2008 issue. She is at work now on a project on the history of serial narrative from the Victorian novel to current television (and new media) productions, addressing this topic in her current Senior Seminar.She is also working on a project with colleague Fred Mench on suicide and detective fiction for a volume on suicide and the arts.
Marion brings a focus on comparative literature to the LITT program. Her research concentrates on contemporary German and Austrian literature. Her first book, The Skeleton in the Closet: National Socialism and the Austrian Novel (in German), investigates how the historical trauma of Nazism affects literary representation. She recently published a digital book titled Franz Kain: Short Stories and Essays. A Critical Digital Edition, that introduces the writings of the Austrian resister Franz Kain to English-language readers. Marion has published multiple articles on Austrian and German literature in peer-reviewed journals and presented her work at numerous international conferences.
Next to her interest in teaching Holocaust and Genocide literature, Marion offers interdisciplinary courses in children’s and youth literature, art history, and comparative cultural studies.
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 also serves as Vice President for Development for the Society for the Study of American Women Writers.
Tom Kinsella is working on an in-depth study of Colonial German Bookbinders in and around Philadelphia. He has been working at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, the Library Company of Philadelphia, Dickinson College, and Bryn Mawr College, sorting through archival materials. He hopes to have a reasonable draft of a monograph completed soon. Once the Germans are laid to rest he will begin completing work on the non-German binders in Philadelphia during the Colonial era.
Adeline Koh works on African and Asian literatures, global feminisms, postcolonial political theory, and the digital humanities. She received her Ph.D. in comparative literature at the University of Michigan. She has published an edited volume of essays titled Rethinking Third Cinema, along with various essays on twentieth century British literature and postcolonial culture.
Koh is currently working on two book projects. The first, “Dangerous Women: Revisiting the Social Contract in Postcolonial Literature,” is about representations of women’s education and women’s citizenship in postcolonial literature. The second book is a collection of essays on gender and sexuality in Singapore and Malaysia.
Nathan Long teaches creative writing, with a focus on fiction, as well as literature courses and courses for the Women, 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 regularly writes and publishes short fiction and essays. His most recent publications include the flash ficiton “Keeping Us at Bay” and “Genre” in Marco Polo, the short stories “Pulse” in Bryant Review and “Clam” in Sakura Review, and the personal essay “Living on the Body of the Mountain” in the anthology “Dancing in the Moonlight: A Radical Faerie Reader”–all to be published in early 2011. An essay for NPR’s “This I Believe” series, about losing his dog, Gracie, was broadcast in January, 2010 and is available on line (http://www.whyy.org/91FM/tib_long.html).
Long is currently working on a new collection stories, a ‘short story cycle’ titled The Sleep of Reason, which explores how we mythologize and react to sleep and sleep-like states. It was inspired by his research and working with students in his recent Senior Seminar, The Short Story Cycle. While most of the fifteen stories are yet to be written, two of them—“The View” and “The Scent of Light”—were recent finalists in the Glimmer Train Very Short Story Contest, which receives over a thousand submissions each round. A third story, “Thrown,” was published in The Tusculum Review.
Long will be on sabbatical for the 2011-2012 academic year to complete this project. He remains on the editorial boards of Philadelphia Stories and Interalia, and on the executive board of the Southern Humanities Council
Adam Miyashiro is Assistant Professor of Medieval Literature at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. He sometimes edits websites, but mostly just reads and writes about medieval studies, critical race theory, and postcolonial theory.
Kenneth Tompkins 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 — Prof. 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 in the last two summers.