Performing Arts Program Coordinator
Beverly Vaughn, Professor of Music
Professor of Music
Beverly Vaughn, Professor Music and Vocal/Choral Program Coordinator, is a
mezzo soprano, known for her velvety tone. She is native of Columbus, Ohio and a
graduate of La Sierra University in Riverside, California with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish. Following graduation from La Sierra University, she completed both her Master of Music degree and Doctor of Music degree - both in voice performance-- at The Ohio State University where she studied primarily with Maestro Mario Alch.
In addition to the many local and regional awards and competitions she won while studying
at The Ohio State University, Beverly Vaughn was also awarded a Corbett Foundation
Fellowship for operatic study in New York City. While there, she studied with Madame
Marinka Gurewich and coached primarily with Maestro Martin Rich. She also studied
and coached with other internationally recognized teachers including Frau Hilde Zadek
in Vienna, Dame Eva Turner and Maestro Geoffrey Parsons in London, Sylvia Lee in Philadelphia
as well as with Maestro Franco Iglesias. Maestro Larry Woodard and
Maestro Wayne Sanders in New York.
Prior to joining the Stockton music faculty in September 1982, Beverly Vaughn made
her operatic debut in as the Strawberry Woman in Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess with the
Graz (Austria) Opera followed by her debut as Nicklaus in Hoffman’s Erzahlungen (The Tales of Hoffman) with the Vienna Volksoper. She also received particular critical acclaim for her performance as Hannah in the world debut of Sir Michael Tippett’s The Ice Break at the Royal Opera House at Covent Garden under the direction of Sir Colin Davis. After joining the Stockton music faculty, she also received accolades for such performances as her portrayal in the title role as Carmen in Opera Harlem’s sevenmonth, 11-country European tour of Carmen Jones. Beverly Vaughn continues to perform and has appeared with numerous regional opera companies and orchestras in both the United States and Europe. She frequently appears in concerts and recitals and as a featured guest on local and international radio, television and online programs. In addition, Beverly has published a book chapter, articles and reviews. She has presented vocal and choral workshops in singing technique and on topics such as The religious music traditions of African Americans for choirs, universities, colleges, symposia, international conferences and community organizations throughout the world. These workshops have been given in countries which include New Zealand, Israel, China, Jamaica, Austria, Grenada, Antigua, Greece, Spain, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Nigeria, Kenya, Brazil, Zanzibar, Australia, Canada, as well as throughout the United States. Several of her most recent workshops and presentations include the January 2018 workshop presented at The Hawaii University International Conference on Arts and Humanities in Honolulu, Hawaii, the November 2017 workshop New Jersey Educators’ Annual Conference in Atlantic City, August 2017 workshop for the 1-day Music Teacher Workshop presented by the New Jersey Music Educators Association , the July 2017 workshop/ presentation at the College Music Society International Conference in Sydney.
She continues to be a member of the Academic Faculty during the annual convention of the Gospel Music Workshop of America (the largest international organization devoted to the study and promulgation of this genre ) as well as frequently serving as a session facilitator at conferences such as those given by the National Association of Music Educators Eastern Division Conference held in Atlantic City in April 2017 as well as for the yearly New Jersey Music Educators’ Conference in Brunswick. She also has conducted choirs throughout the world in such places as the Forbidden City in Beijing to churches in Florence, Italy and Valencia, Spain to recital halls in Zomba, Malawi!
In addition, since coming to Stockton, she has won over 30 major awards and citations for her teaching, campus involvement and community outreach. Several of the most recent awards include the 2017 African American Student Alumni Award for the Outstanding Professor of the Year and the 2017 NAACP Achievement Award from the Mainland/Pleasantville Chapter. Other awards include several ARHU Teacher of the Year Awards, the Thomas Shavio Humanitarian Award from Beth El, an Image Award from the Stockton Chapter of the NAAP, the Atlantic County Rotary Club Humanitarian Service Award for Community Outreach, the Outstanding Service Award and the Merit Award from the Council of Black Faculty and Staff, Outstanding Contribution to the Arts Award from the New Jersey Arts Association, induction into the Atlantic County Women’s Hall of Fame and listed 4 times in Who’s Who Among College Teachers.
Among her duties as Vocal/Choral Program Coordinator, she conducts the University Chorus, The Stockton Select Chorale, The Stockton Oratorio Society and the Vocal Jazz Ensemble She also serves as an advisor to several student music organizations and ensembles. Under her direction, the choral organization have traveled to Europe , given full-length performances of such masterworks Verdi Requiem; Haydn’s Creation; Handel’s Judas Maccabaeus, Brahms’ A German Requiem; Mozart’s Requiem; Bach’s Passion According to St. Matthew; Rossini’s Stabat Mater; Mendelssohn’s Elijah; Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony (Choral Movement); Orff’s Carmina Burana, Mozart’s Coronation Mass; Schubert’s Mass in G; Faure’s Requiem; Ray’s Gospel Mass; Charpentier’s Messe de Noel; Vaughan Williams’ The First Nowell; Saint-Saens’ Christmas Oratorio, Britten’s Ceremony of Carols, Pinkerton’s Christmas Cantata; Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater as well as evenings of music devoted to the special repertoire of genres such as operatic choruses, music of Broadway, the operettas of Gilbert & Sullivan, vocal jazz holiday music or an evening of African American Spirituals. One of the choral program’s most important productions continues to be its bi-annual performance of Handel’s Messiah!!!
D.M.A., The Ohio State University
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Performance, choral activities, voice, music history, music of African-Americans, introduction to music, fundamentals of music, Gospel music.
MUSC 1143 Vocal Jazz Ensemble
MUSC 1641 Beginning Voice
MUSC 1760 Stockton Oratorio Society
MUSC 2241/2242 Music History I & II
MUSC 3251 Stockton Chorale
GAH 1248 Music of African-Americans
GAH 2401 Words and Music: College Chorus
Visual Arts Program Coordinator
Jacob Feige, Associate Professor of Art
Associate Professor of Art
Jacob Feige is a painter whose work has been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the world, most recently at Lombard Freid Projects, New York, Jolie Laide, Philadelphia, and Movement, Worcester, UK. His abstraction-in-landscape paintings have been written about in Artforum, Freize, The New Yorker, and elsewhere. The Phaidon Press anthology of contemporary abstract painting, Painting Abstraction, includes a section on his work. Jacob has lived in Colorado, New York, Florida, and Pennsylvania, among other places, and experiences in these American settings continue to inform his work. His areas of interest include nineteenth-century American painting and the art of American communes and collectives in the 1960s and 70s.
MFA, Cranbrook Academy of Art
ARTV 1162 Intro to Drawing
ARTV 2161 Painting 1
ARTV 3233 Painting from Observation
ARTV 4960/4961 Senior Project in Painting I & II
Work included in:
Nickas, Robert. Painting Abstraction: New Elements in Abstract Painting. London: Phaidon Press, 2009.
Bedford, Christopher. “Jacob Feige,” Frieze. March 2009. 170.
“Galleries- Chelsea: Jacob Feige,” The New Yorker. 12 January 2009.
Hudson, Suzanne. “Jacob Feige at Lombard-Freid Projects,” Artforum. February 2009. 193.
Wolin, Joseph. “Jacob Feige, ‘From the Bellona Museum of Natural History.’” Time Out New York. 9 Nov. 2011.
Lombard-Freid Projects. New York, 2011 (solo exhibition).
Jolie Laide Gallery. Philadelphia, 2010 (collaborative solo exhibition).
Movement Art Space. Worcester, UK, 2010 (solo exhibition).
Chambers Fine Art. Beijing, China, 2010 (two person exhibition).
Brooklyn Academy of Music. Brooklyn, NY, 2009 (group exhibition).
Orlando Museum of Art. Orlando, FL, 2006 (group exhibition).
Communication Studies Program Coordinator
Christina Morus, Associate Professor of Communication Studies
Associate Professor of Communication Studies
Dr. Christina M. Morus (PhD University of Georgia, 2005) is an Associate Professor of Communication & Genocide Studies at Stockton University. She was a Fulbright Scholar in residence at the University of Belgrade’s Faculty of Political Sciences and the Center for Women’s Studies in 2009 and continues to serve as a volunteer and activist with Belgrade’s Women in Black, and Belgrade’s DAH Theatre.
At the core of her scholarship and pedagogy is the critical consideration of pre- and post-conflict discourses with attention to media, politics, popular thought and public memory. Her work centers mainly on the 1990s wars in the former Yugoslavia, with some attention to the 1994 Rwandan Genocide, the Khmer Rouge Genocide in Cambodia, the Genocide of Guatemala’s Maya, and the struggle against Apartheid in South Africa. Her past projects considered the impacts of Serbian historical narratives, as they are embedded within a range of public discourses, on the normalization of violence that accompanied the 1990s wars in the former Yugoslavia. Her current research considers the impacts of historical narratives on post-war discourses and the extent to which they influence regional sustainable stability and social repair. She is presently working on a book – a ten-year longitudinal study focusing on public memory and the Srebrenica Genocide. The study critically analyzes the ways in which locally-originating grassroots civil society organizations in Serbia and Bosnia are affecting post-conflict transition through carefully crafted, consciously counter-hegemonic, vernacular rhetorical strategies deployed in public space.
Ph.D., University of Georgia
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
The Rhetoric of Mass Violence & Genocide;
The break-up of Yugoslavia, The Bosnian War & its aftermath;
Gender & War;
Discourses of Memory;
The Rhetoric of Social Change;
Discourses of Gender, Race, Class & Ethnicity
COMM 3309: Media, Civil Rights, & Social Change;
COMM 3312: Media in Times of War;
COMM 4601: Senior Seminar;
GAH 2358: Perspectives on Women;
GAH 3248: Media, Public Perception & Genocide;
GIS 3418: Witness to Genocide;
GIS 3658: Women & Genocide
SELECTED RECENT RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS:
Morus, Christina M, (2012) War Rape and the Global Condition of Womanhood: Learning from the Bosnian War. In Rape as an Instrument of War and Genocide (J. Roth & C. Rittner Eds.) Paragon House publishers.
Morus, Christina M. (2011) Half the Sky: Considering the Audience-conscious Rhetorical Strategies of Nicholas Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn. Expositions – An interdisciplinary journal of Ethics, 5 (2) (Fall 2011).
Morus, Christina M. (2010) Bosnia: Violence Born of History, History Born of Violence. in L. Barria & S. Roper, Eds. The Development of Institutions of Human Rights: A Comparative Study. (Palgrave MacMillan Publishers).
Morus, Christina M. (2007) The SANU Memorandum: Intellectual Authority and the Constitution of an Exclusive Serbian “People,” Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies Journal, 4, (2) (142 – 165).
Morus, Christina M. (2007) Slobo the Redeemer: The Rhetoric of Slobodan Milosevic and the construction of the Serbian “people,” Southern Communication Journal, 72, (1) (1 – 20). Lead Article
Morus, Christina M. Review of Genocide: Truth, Memory and Representation. Hinton, Alexander L., and O'Neill, Kevin L., eds - Journal of Peace and Social Justice Studies. (January, 2011).
Morus, Christina M. Review of War, Conflict & Human Rights: Theory & Practice. Sriram, Chandra L.; Martin-Ortega, O. & Herman, J. In Human Rights Quarterly, 32 (4) (November 2010)
ENCYCLOPEDIA & DIGITAL DATABASE ENTERIES:
Morus, Christina M. (2013). Bosnian Genocide: Overview. In Modern Genocide: Understanding Causes and Consequences. Retrieved November 6, 2013, from http://moderngenocide.abc-clio.com/
Morus, Christina M. (2013). Bosnian Genocide: Causes. In Modern Genocide: Understanding Causes and Consequences. Retrieved November 6, 2013, from http://moderngenocide.abc-clio.com/
Morus, Christina M. (2013). Bosnian Genocide: Consequences. In Modern Genocide: Understanding Causes and Consequences. Retrieved November 6, 2013, from http://moderngenocide.abc-clio.com/
Morus, Christina M. (2013). Bosnian Genocide: Perpetrators. In Modern Genocide: Understanding Causes and Consequences. Retrieved November 6, 2013, from http://moderngenocide.abc-clio.com/
Morus, Christina M. (2013). Bosnian Genocide: Victims. In Modern Genocide: Understanding Causes and Consequences. Retrieved November 6, 2013, from http://moderngenocide.abc-clio.com/
Morus, Christina M. (2013). Bosnian Genocide: Bystanders. In Modern Genocide: Understanding Causes and Consequences. Retrieved November 6, 2013, from http://moderngenocide.abc-clio.com/
Morus, Christina M. (2013). Bosnian Genocide: International Reaction. In Modern Genocide: Understanding Causes and Consequences. Retrieved November 6, 2013, from http://moderngenocide.abc-clio.com/
Morus, Christina M. (2013). Crimes Against Women. In Modern Genocide: Understanding Causes and Consequences. Retrieved November 6, 2013, from http://moderngenocide.abc-clio.com/
Morus, Christina M. (2013). Sexual Violence Against Women. In Modern Genocide: Understanding Causes and Consequences. Retrieved November 6, 2013, from http://moderngenocide.abc-clio.com/
Morus, Christina M. (2013). Women in Black. In Modern Genocide: Understanding Causes and Consequences. Retrieved November 6, 2013, from http://moderngenocide.abc-clio.com/
Morus, Christina M. (2013). Stasa Zajovic. In Modern Genocide: Understanding Causes and Consequences. Retrieved November 6, 2013, from http://moderngenocide.abc-clio.com/
Morus, Christina M. (2013). DAH Theatre. In Modern Genocide: Understanding Causes and Consequences. Retrieved November 6, 2013, from http://moderngenocide.abc-clio.com/
Morus, Christina M. (2013). Humanitarian Law Center. In Modern Genocide: Understanding Causes and Consequences. Retrieved November 6, 2013, from http://moderngenocide.abc-clio.com/
Morus, Christina M. (2013). Mothers of Srebrenica. In Modern Genocide: Understanding Causes and Consequences. Retrieved November 6, 2013, from http://moderngenocide.abc-clio.com/
SELECTED RECENT CONFERENCE PAPERS:
“Colonization, Imagination and the Nationing of Dubrovnik: A Critical Consideration of Images of the ‘Homeland War’ and the Shifting identity of the Ancient Jewel of the Adriatic” - Lines Between: Culture and Empire in the Eastern Mediterranean, June 03 – 06, 2015, Nicosia, Cyprus
"Performing Absence as Presence in Post-traumatic/Post-conflict Commemoration." – National Communication Association Conference, November 2013, Washington, DC
"Sights of Conflict, Aggression, and Transformation: Vernacular Visual Tactics in the struggle for post-conflict Memory". George Gerbner Conference on Communication, Conflict, and Aggression - Budapest, Hungary June 2013
"Locating Invisible Agents of War: A Critical Consideration of the Bosnian War’s Militarized Women" - The Politics of Location Revisited: 8th European Feminist Research Conference, May 2012, Budapest, Hungary
"Locating local feminist activism in a transnational feminist landscape: Gender, Agency and the struggle for memory in the aftermath of the Bosnian war"- The Politics of Location Revisited: 8th European Feminist Research Conference, May 2012, Budapest, Hungary
"Invisible Agents of War: 'Seeing' Women’s War Aggression as a crucial next step in Gender & Conflict Studies" -- Gendered Memories of War & Political Violence Conference, May 2012, Istanbul, Turkey
"The Peace March – Srebrenica 2010: A Case Study of the Effects of Locally Originating solutions for Post-Conflict Transition" -- 2011 Day of Scholarship, March 2011, Richard Stockton College, NJ
"Serbia’s Women in Black: Always Disobedient to Patriarchy – A Transnational Feminist Critique" – National Communication Association Conference, November 2010, San Diego, CA,
"Teaching Genocide as more than The Holocaust" – Religious Communication Association pre-conference, November 2010, San Francisco, CA
"Understanding Media & Militarization" – Anti-militarism Conference, Belgrade, Serbia
"Women in Black: The Perils of remaining 'Always Disobedient to Patriarchy'” – 2010 Day of Scholarship, Richard Stockton College
"War Rape in Bosnia" – Scholar’s Seminar on Genocidal Rape, March, 2010, Philadelphia, PA
National Communication Association
Fulbright Scholars Alumni Association
Organization for Research on Women and Communication
Historical Studies Program Coordinator
Lisa Rosner, Distinguished Professor of History
Distinguished Professor of History
I have the best job in the world: History professor at Stockton University. My research expertise is in the history of science and medicine, and in the digital humanities. I am excited to be working on a digital strategy game entitled The Pox Hunter, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
History of science and medicine, digital humanities, early modern Europe
HIST 3614 Revolution and Enlightenment
HIST 4655 Advanced Seminar in History: Power
HIST 4656 Advanced Seminar in History: Identity
HIST 4657 Advanced Seminar in History: Nature
GAH 2163 History of Medicine
GAH 2165 History of Science
Vaccination and Its Critics: A Documentary and Reference Guide, ABC-CLIO, 2017.
The Anatomy Murders: Being the True yet Spectacular History of Edinburgh's Notorious Burke and Hare and of the Man of Science who Abetted Them in the Commission of Their Most Heinous Crimes. Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania P, 2009.
"Visualizing 19th-Century Edinburgh with Animation Software." AHA Perspectives 47.5 (2009): 58-9.
Editor, with Mary Ellen Bowden. Joseph Priestley: Radical Thinker. Philadelphia: Chemical Heritage Foundation, 2005.
“Ants in the Academy: Formic Acid and the Dissemination of Natural Knowledge in Enlightenment Universities.” Eighteenth Century Thought 2 (2004): 207-231.
Editor. The Technological Fix: How People Use Technology to Create and Solve Problems. NY: Routledge, 2004.
Consultant Editor. Chronology of Science: From Stonehenge to the Human Genome Project. Hutchinson/ABC-Clio Press, 2002.
Co-authored with John Theibault. A Short History of Europe 1600-1815: Search for a Reasonable World. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 2000.
The Most Beautiful Man in Existence: The Scandalous Life of Alexander Lesassier. Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania P, 1999.
“The Growth of Medical Education and the Medical Profession.” Western Medicine. An Illustrated History. Ed. Irvine Loudon. Oxford and New York: Oxford UP, 1997. 147-159.
“Student Culture at the Turn of the Nineteenth Century: Edinburgh and Philadelphia.” Caduceus 10:2 (1994): 65-86.
“Thistle on the Delaware: Edinburgh Medical Education and Philadelphia Practice, 1800-1825.” Social History of Medicine 5 (1992): 19-42; reprinted as "The Philadelphia Medical Marketplace" in Major Problems in the History of American Medicine and Public Health. John Harley Warner and Janet A. Tighe, eds. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2001.
Medical Education in the Age of Improvement: Edinburgh Students and Apprentices, 1760-1826. Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP, 1991.
National Endowment for the Humanities
Office of Digital Humanities
American Philosophical Society
Chemical Heritage Foundation
New Jersey Historical Commission
Advisory Board, History of Vaccines, College of Physicians of Philadelphia;
Advisory Board, McNeil Center for Early American Studies
Past President, East-Central/American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies
History of Science Society
American Association for the History of Medicine
Languages and Culture Studies Program Coordinator
F. Javier Sanchez, Associate Professor of Spanish
F. Javier Sanchez
Associate Professor of Spanish
Doctor Francisco Javier Sánchez is an Associate Professor at Stockton University where he teaches a variety of courses on Comparative Literature, Spanish Language and Culture, Spanish Literature and on the History of the Spanish Civil War. He received his M.A. from The North Carolina Central University and his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His book Constructing Meaning in the Spanish and French New Novel: Juan Benet and Alain Robbe-Grillet appeared in 2009.
Ph.D., The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Spanish language and literature, comparative literature, 20th-century narrative
Languages and Culture Studies Program:
LANG 3240 Advanced Oral and Written Expression in Spanish
LANG 3241 Advanced Spanish Language Composition and Syntax
LANG 3244 Literary Analysis in Spanish
LANG 3254 The Spanish Civil War
LANG 3257 Proficiency Methodology in Spanish
LANG 4248 Spanish Woman Writers
LANG 4250 Spanish Narrative and Aesthetics
GAH 3210 Alienation & Social Difference
GAH 3228 The Spanish Civil War
GAH 3240 Metafiction
GSS 2368 The Global Community
American Studies, M.A.
AMST 5003 Literature of the Americas
Constructing Meaning in the Spanish and French New Novel: Juan Benet and Alain Robbe-Grillet. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen, 2009.
“El hambre como protagonista en el Lazarillo de Tormes”. Reseña de Hambre y resignación en el Lazarillo de Tormes. Benito Madariaga de la Campa. Ojáncano. Revista de literatura española 15 Octubre (1998) 89-94.
“Ajustando cuentas con el mundo: Modelos de mujer de Almudena Grandes”. Ojáncano. 39 (2011): 35-62.
“Conjeturas razonables: Historiografía metaficticia y posmodernismo en Soldados de Salamina de Javier Cercas.”L’Érudit Franco-Espagnol. Volume 6, Fall 2014. http://www.lef-e.org
Literature Program Coordinator
Cynthia Arrieu-King , Associate Professor of Creative Writing
Associate Professor of Creative Writing
Cynthia Arrieu-King has worked as an associate professor of creative writing at Stockton University since 2008. There she’s run the Visiting Writers Series and helped the student editors of the Stockpot with colleague Nathan Long (ARHU). She has particularly enjoyed learning about the heirloom and hand-crafting hobbies of her students through the class GIS Quilts and about family recipes and exploration of history through cooking in GIS Politics of Food.
A former Kundiman Asian-American Poetry Fellow and a Dodge poet, she is the author of two collections of poetry, People are Tiny in Paintings of China (Octopus Books, 2010) and Manifest (Gatewood Prize selected by Harryette Mullen, 2013). She also co-wrote a chapbook with Ariana-Sophia Kartsonis, By a Year Lousy with Meteors (Dream Horse Press 2012), and a full length book, Unlikely Conditions (1913 Press, 2016), with the late Hillary Gravendyk. Her first book appeared on The Believer’s Reader’s Choice Poetry List in 2011. In 2016, she edited the Asian Anglophone issue of dusie. Cynthia is a native of Louisville, Kentucky.
Ph.D., University of Cincinnati
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
20th-century American literature, Asian-American literature, poetry
LITT 2149 Contemporary Lyric Poem
LITT 2155 Spoken Word Poetry
LITT 2237 Introduction to Creative Writing
LITT 2238 International Contemporary Poetry
LITT 2239 Contemporary American Poetry
LITT 3155 Advanced Spoken Word Poetry
LITT 3270 Craft and Theory Workshop
LITT 3272 Avant-Garde Poetry Workshop
LITT 3635 Advanced Poetry Workshop
LITT 4610 Senior Seminar: Epic Poetry
GIS 3406 The Politics of Food
GIS 3613 Quilts
GAH 3310 Collaboration in the Arts
The Small Anything City (Chapbook). Dream Horse Press National Chapbook Contest, 2006.
People are Tiny in Paintings of China. Portland and Denver: Octopus Books, 2010.
By a Year Lousy with Meteors. Sophia Kartsonis, collaborator. Santa Cruz, CA: Dream Horse Press, 2012.
Manifest. Chicago: Switchback Books, 2013.
Unlikely Conditions. With Hillary Gravendyk. San Diego:. 1913 Press, 2016.
Dodge Poetry Foundation
Kundiman Asian-American Poetry Fellow|
Juniper Summer Writers Institute
Vermont Studio Center
Virginia Center for the Creative Arts
Philosophy and Religion Program Coordinator
Lucio A. Privitello, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Tsantes Endowed Professor of Ancient Greek Philosophy; The Pappas Center for Hellenic Studies
Lucio A. Privitello
Associate Professor of Philosophy, Tsantes Endowed Professor of Ancient Greek Philosophy; The Pappas Center for Hellenic Studies
Lucio Angelo Privitello was raised and schooled in Grammichele, Sicily, where he received his Diploma Superiore in Ceramics and Design, and was apprentice to painter and sculptor Giuseppe Benassi in Parma, Italy. He received a B.F.A. in Sculpture from Rhode Island School of Design, an M.A. in Philosophy from Temple University, and an M.A., and Ph.D., in Philosophy from Villanova University.
He is currently an Associate tenured Professor of Philosophy, Tsantes Endowed Professor of Ancient Greek Philosophy, and Chair of the Philosophy and Religion Program, at Stockton University. His publications include studies on Bataille, Royce, Chauncey Wright, G.H. Palmer, Marcuse, Deleuze, Visconti, Lampedusa, Baudrillard, Nietzsche, and Umberto Eco.His publications include studies on Bataille, Royce, Chauncey Wright, G.H. Palmer, Marcuse, Deleuze, Visconti, Lampedusa, Baudrillard, Nietzsche, and Umberto Eco. His conference presentations include work in ancient Greek philosophy, Derrida, Adorno, Lacan, Proust, Santayana, pedagogy, art theory, horror, and humor theory. He is currently preparing a manuscript and translation of the fragments of Parmenides, as well as a manuscript on Il Gattopardo.
Ph.D., Villanova University
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Ancient Greek philosophy, Renaissance philosophy, history of modern philosophy, aesthetics, Nietzsche, American philosophy (Wright, Royce, Palmer, Peirce), contemporary continental philosophy, Bataille, Lacan, philosophy and psychoanalysis, philosophy and literature, post-structuralism.
PHIL 1101 Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 1402 Mysticism and Philosophy
PHIL 2109 Ancient Greek Philosophy
PHIL 2222 Renaissance Philosophy in Italy
PHIL 2223 Death, Myth, and Philosophy
PHIL 2224 The Search for A God Language
Philosophies of Psychoanalyses
PHIL 3116 Philosophies of Art
PHIL 3607 History of Modern Philosophy
PHIL 3615 Philosophical Methods
PHIL 3619 History of Modern Philosophy II
PHIL 3616 Leibniz: Unicorns to Universes
PHIL 3300 Nietzsche: Forgetting and Remembering Philosophy
PHIL 4600 Senior Seminar (Topics: Parmenides: Philosophy and/as Law)
PHIL 4600 Senior Seminar (Topic: Volumes and Edges of Contemporary Philosophy)
PHIL 4600 Senior Seminar (Topic: Fate, Fortune, Chance, and Necessity)
GAH 1002/2102 The Ways of Love
GAH 2345 Humor's Logic and Laughter's Wisdom
GAH 2324 In the Animal's Image
GAH 2271 Philosophies of Life and Death: True Blood and Philosophy
GAH 2290 Horror: Reason, Madness, Faith - American Horror Story, Asylum
Independent Studies: Hegel Science and System, The Orders of Pleasure: Sade and Masoch, Hobbes: Of Men and Monsters, Creativity and Creation, Historicycles & Phantasy (Vico), Phenomenology and the Arts, Spinoza: Urban Conatus, Philosophy of Nature.
Book reviews of Guido Calenda, Un Universo Aperto: La Cosmologia e la Struttura della Terra, (Bologna: Diogene Multimedia, 2017, 127 pages), and Nicola Stefano Galgano, I Precetti della Dea: Non Essere e Contraddizione in Parmenide di Elea (Bologna: Diogene Multimedia, 2017, 233 pages) for the tier-one journal Archai: Journal on the Study of the Origins of Western Thought (Brazil). Reviews requested and peer reviewed. (Forthcoming fall/winter 2018).
“Umberto Eco’s Adventurous Orders,” Journal of Italian Philosophy, Vol. 1, pp. 83-113, Spring 2018. https://research.ncl.ac.uk/italianphilosophy/current%20issue/
“Approaching the Parmenidean Sublime,” Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy (forthcoming, Fall 2018). https://www.pdcnet.org/epoche/onlinefirst.
“Who’s, What’s, I Don’t Know: A Musement on Eco’s Pragmatism,” The European Journal of Pragmatism and American Philosophy (EJPAP) Special Issue, “Eco and Pragmatism” (forthcoming, Summer 2018).
“I have wandered in a face …” Chapter 20, pp. 587-611 in The Philosophy of Umberto Eco, Vol. XXXV, Library of Living Philosophers. Edited by Sara C. Beardsworth and Randall E. Auxier, (Chicago: Open Court Publishing, 2017)
“Josiah Royce on Nietzsche’s Couch.” Article in The Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society “Royce Centennial Issue,” Spring 2016, Vol. 52. No. 2, 179-200.
“Close Encounters of a Derridian Kind: the Hippias Major and a Littering on το καλός.” Derrida Today Conference, Goldsmiths University, London, 8-11 June, 2016.
“Musings of a Foreign-Born Philosopher in the American Academy”. Chapter 20, pp. 234-245 in Experiences of Immigrant Professors: Challenges, Cross-Cultural Differences, and Lessons for Success. C. B. Hutchinson Editor. (New York: Routledge, 2016).
“Dust and Sicily’s Voluptuous Immobility: Il Gattopardo.” Conference presentation for: “Sicily: Language, Art and Culture.” Center for Italian Studies. University of Pennsylvania, 11-12 February, 2016.
“To Regain the Scent for the Wilderness of Essence: Santayana’s Fantastic Lesson”. Conference presentation for the Midwest Pragmatist Study Group (Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis), 21-22, September 2013.
“Teaching Marcuse: A Critical Pedagogy of Aesthetic Dimensions.” Radical Philosophy Review, 2014, Volume 16, number 1, pp. 109-122.
Editor, Blood Type: Writ(h)ing In & On True Blood. Vol. 1. Margate, NJ: Comteq Publishing, 2011.
“Josiah Royce and the Problems of Philosophical Pedagogy (Part 1).” The Transactions of the C.S. Peirce Society 46.1 (2010): 111-142.
“Josiah Royce and the Problems of Philosophical Pedagogy (Part 2).” The Transactions of the C.S. Peirce Society 46.2 (2011): 300-320.
Translator, “Incanto del vedutismo Veneto.” Susanna Travani. Centro Culturale Maison d’Art: Padua, Italy, 2009.
“Chauncey Wright.” Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy. David Boersema and James Fieser, eds. 27 May 2007.
“S/laughter and Anima-lethe.” Reading Bataille, Now. Ed. Shannon Winnubst. Bloomington, IN: Indiana UP, 2006. 167-196.
“Introducing the Philosophy of Education and Pedagogy of Chauncey Wright.” The Transactions of the C.S. Peirce Society 41.3 (2005): 627-649.
“The Incompossible Language of Natural Aristocracy: Deleuze’s misreading of Visconti’s The Leopard." Senses of Cinema. Senses of Cinema Inc. 18 Oct. 2005.
American Philosophical Association
Ancient Philosophy Society
Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy (SAAP)
North American Schelling Society
Leibniz Society of North America (nominated for membership)
Charles S. Peirce Society
The Josiah Royce Society
The David Hume Society
The William James Society
Karl Jaspers Society of North America
International Plato Society
AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONS
“Renaissance Man”, article in Stockton Now, “Stockton Goes Global”, Winter/Spring 2013, pp. 11-12
Feature article in Press of Atlantic City, July 30, 2011, Section B, pp. B1, B3.
Reviewer for Hypatia: A journal of Feminist Philosophy (summer 2015)
Reviewer for Radical Philosophy Association (spring 2015)
Moderator for “Constantine: Religious Faith and Imperial Policy” – Symposium for the 1700th Anniversary of the Edict of Milan, Stockton College, October 4-5, 2013.
Lecture on “Philosophy, and Its History” for Wesley Enhanced Living Retirement Community, Philadelphia, PA, (June 5, 2013).
Mentor and contact for PHIL student Brandon Bujnowski for European Master in Intercultural
Communication (inalco), via Lugano, Suisse, and Paris. 2014.
Mentored PHIL Major, Jim Challender for paper presentation at GPPC,at College of New Jersey, February 2014.
STATEMENT OF PEDAGOGY
Teaching philosophy is to teach apprenticeships in creativity. It is an honor to be able to share the passion for philosophical investigations in a well-structured historical approach, and to guide and inspire students in their journey into ways of thinking and the ways of life. There is no greater pleasure than to see the birth of the pleasure in reflection.
Adalaine B. Holton, Associate Professor of Literature
Adalaine B. Holton
Associate Professor of Literature
Professor Holton teaches courses on nineteenth- and twentieth-century American literature
and culture with a focus on issues of race, gender, and nation. Her research concerns
comparative US ethnic studies, cultural studies, and the discourses of race and imperialism.
Her current book project, Counter Archives:The Politics of Knowledge Production in the Black Atlantic explores innovative archival projects produced by black Atlantic intellectuals during
the first half of the twentieth century.
In addition to teaching in the Literature program, Professor Holton teaches courses for the minors in Africana Studies and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies programs, as well as for the new Master of Arts in American Studies program.
Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz
B.A., English Language and Literature
B.A., American Studies
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century American Literature, African American Literature
LITT 2114: Literary Interpretation
LITT 2123: Introduction to Research
LITT 4610: Senior Seminar: “Representing Slavery” and “History and Memory in Literature of the Americas”
LITT 2104: American Literature 1: “New World Contact to the Civil War”
LITT 2147: Survey of Multi-Ethnic Literature
LITT 2148: Introduction to African American Literature
LITT 3125: Literary Theory and Criticism
LITT 3131: Comparative American Literature
LITT 3217: Special Topics in Ethnic Literature: “Black Radicalism”
LITT 3317: Race and the Making of U.S. Literature
MA in American Studies
MAAS 5001: Research Methods in American Studies
MAAS 5002: Critical Theory and American Studies
MAAS 5017: Teaching American Studies
GAH 3206: Race and U.S. Culture
GAH 3312: Black Radicalism
REFEREED JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS
Holton, Adalaine. “‘Little Things Are Big’: Race and the Politics of Print Community in the Writings of Jesús Colón.” MELUS 38, no. 2 (2013): 5-23.
Holton, Adalaine. “To ‘tell again in many ways’: Iteration and Translation in The Souls of Black Folk.” Arizona Quarterly 66, no. 3 (2010): 23-43.
Holton, Adalaine. “Decolonizing History: Arthur Schomburg’s Afrodiasporic Archive.” Journal of African American History 92, no. 2 (2007): 218-238.
RESEARCH IN PROGRESS
Holton, Adalaine. Counter Archives: The Politics of Knowledge Production in the Black Atlantic.
This book project is a study of the production, use, and dissemination of archives and archival materials in black political activism of the early to mid 20th century. In particular, I consider the ways in which black radical intellectuals challenge conventional understandings of the form and function of the archive by engaging in experimental archival projects. These projects include physical collections of documents and cultural artifacts, as well as figurative repositories of historical memories and the practices of remembering, cataloging, and disseminating historical knowledge.
American Studies Association
Modern Language Association