Kristen Abbey, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of English

Is owned by two greyhounds, Spartacus and Oshkosh. Spartacus is a therapy dog.

Field of Interest

Dr. Abbey’s dissertation was on narrative in cookbooks and recipes in narrative, how both serve to narrate culture. She works comparatively across times and languages, and specializes in the 20th and 21st century novel. Her most recent work is on literature and the environment.

Courses Taught at Felician College

FYE 101: Freshman Year Experience
Core 300: Journey to Selfhood
English 490: Senior Research in English
English 480: Critical Perspectives on Literature
English 366: Magic, Justice, Empire: Postcolonial Literature
English 398: The Graphic Novel: Reading Sequential Art
English 300: Introduction to Medieval Literature
English 130: Illustrated Travel Journal
English 113: Premodern Global Literature
English 108: Literature of London
English 102: Introduction to the Study of Literature
English 101: Writing the College Essay
English 002: Developmental Writing II
FYE 101: Freshman Year Experience

Publications

“Dog Theory.”
ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment. 17.4 (Autumn 2010) : 777-779.
Office Location:
Kirby Hall 411
Contact Phone:
(201) 559-6263
Contact Email:

Education

Ph.D., Program in Comparative Literature, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, January 2006
M.A., Program in Comparative Literature, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, 1997
B.A., English Literature, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1991

Positions Held

Felician College, Assistant Professor (2006-present)
Rutgers University New Brunswick, Part time lecturer in Writing Program, Program in Comparative Literature, and Arts and Sciences General Education