Faculty Research and Teaching Interests

The Department of English at Rutgers University–Newark includes more than two dozen nationally and internationally recognized scholars, novelists, and poets publishing on a wide range of literatures and topics.

African American Literature

Sterling L. BlandBelinda EdmondsonBarbara C. Foley, Tayari Jones, John Keene

American Literature

Frances Bartkowski, Sterling L. BlandBelinda EdmondsonBarbara C. Foley, Rigoberto GonzalezRachel Hadas, Cathy Park HongJohn Keene, Malcolm Kiniry, Laura Lomas, Tayari Jones, John KeeneGabriel Miller

Biography, Autobiography, Memoir

Sterling L. BlandRigoberto GonzalezJack Lynch

Caribbean Literature

Belinda EdmondsonJohn Keene

Children's Literature

Rachel Hadas

Diasporic Literature

Belinda EdmondsonJohn Keene

Drama

Patricia Akhimie, Malcolm Kiniry, Gabriel Miller, Ameer Sohrawardy

Early American Literature

Malcolm Kiniry

Early Modern Literature

Sadia AbbasPatricia Akhimie, David Baker, Ameer Sohrawardy

Eighteenth-Century Literature

Manu Samriti ChanderMalcolm KiniryJack Lynch

Feminist Theory

Frances Bartkowski

Fiction

Sadia Abbas, Frances Bartkowski, Alice Elliott Dark, Barbara C. Foley, Tayari Jones, John Keene, Jayne Anne Phillips, Akhil Sharma

Film

Sadia Abbas, Gabriel Miller

Global Literature

Sadia Abbas, Patricia Akhimie, Manu Samriti Chander, Laura LomasAmeer Sohrawardy

Graphic Novels

Patricia Akhimie

Historiography

David Baker, Jack Lynch

Islamic Literature

Sadia Abbas, Ameer Sohrawardy

Latino/a Literature

Rigoberto Gonzalez, John KeeneLaura Lomas

LGBTQ Literature

Frances BartkowskiRigoberto Gonzalez, John Keene

Literature and Medicine

Rachel Hadas

Literary Theory

Frances BartkowskiManu Samriti ChanderBelinda EdmondsonBarbara C. Foley

Marxist Theory

Barbara C. Foley

Medieval Literature

Carol F. Heffernan

Mythology

Rachel HadasStuart Hirschberg

Nineteenth-Century Literature

Sterling L. BlandManu Samriti Chander, Janet L. Larson, Laura Lomas

Nonfiction

Sadia AbbasPatricia AkhimieSterling L. BlandRachel Hadas, Malcolm KiniryJack Lynch

Poetry

Sadia Abbas, Rigoberto Gonzalez, Rachel Hadas, Stuart Hirschberg, Cathy Park Hong, John KeeneJack Lynch, Brenda Shaughnessy

Postcolonial Literature and Theory

Sadia Abbas, Belinda Edmondson, Laura Lomas

Race Theory

Sterling L. BlandManu Samriti Chander

Religion and Literature

Sadia AbbasCarol F. Heffernan

Rhetoric

Stuart HirschbergMalcolm Kiniry

Romanticism

Manu Samriti Chander, Jack Lynch

Shakespeare

Patricia Akhimie, Jack Lynch, Ameer Sohrawardy

South Asian Literature

Sadia Abbas

Translation

John Keene

Travel Literature

Patricia Akhimie, Jack LynchAmeer Sohrawardy

Twentieth-Century Literature

Sadia Abbas, Frances BartkowskiSterling L. Bland, Belinda Edmondson, Barbara C. Foley, Rachel Hadas, Stuart HirschbergTayari JonesLaura Lomas, Gabriel MillerBrenda Shaughnessy

Victorian Literature

Janet L. Larson

Visual Arts

Sadia Abbas, Frances Bartkowski

Women's Literature

Sadia AbbasPatricia Akhimie, Frances BartkowskiBelinda EdmondsonCarol F. HeffernanTayari JonesJanet L. Larson