Dr. Kristen Abbey

Assistant Professor – Felician University (2006-present)

Kirby Hall 329
Phone: 201. 559-6263
Email: abbeyk@felician.edu

Positions Held
  • Felician College, Adjunct Instructor to Associate Professor of Art
  • Ramapo College of New Jersey, Adjunct Instructor
  • Bergen Community College, Adjunct Instructor
Academic Accomplishments
  • PhD, Program in Comparative Literature, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, January 2006
  • MA, Program in Comparative Literature, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, 1997
  • BA, English Literature, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1991

Averaging two dogs and one spouse, she has lived most of her adult life in central New Jersey, despite being born and raised in California by Channel 13’s monster (kaiju) movie marathons, the Superfriends, and Speed Racer. Her dessert island book is Jane Eyre, and movie is Spirited Away.

Field(s) of Interest/Expertise
  • Comparative literature; Cultural studies; Popular culture – genre fiction, film and anime, gaming, comics; Postcolonial literatures; Medieval literature; Environmental literature; College Writing
Courses Taught at Felician University
  • ENG 490: Senior Research in ENG
  • ENG 480: Critical Perspectives on Literature
  • ENG 366: Magic and Empire around the World: Colonial to Post-colonial literature
  • ENG 398: The Graphic Novel: Reading Sequential Art
  • ENG 347: Myths, Fairy Tales and Medieval Romances
  • ENG 305: Chaucer
  • ENG 301: King Arthur
  • ENG 300: Medieval Literature
  • ENG 220: Children’s Literature
  • ENG 203: Literatures in ENG III
  • ENG 202: Literatures in ENG II
  • ENG 201: Literatures in ENG I
  • ENG 150: Critical Thinking for Persuasion
  • ENG 130: Illustrated Travel Journal
  • ENG 113: Premodern Global Literature
  • ENG 108: Literature of London
  • ENG 102: College Writing and Research II
  • ENG 101: College Writing and Research I
  • ENG 002: Developmental Writing II
  • FYE 100: Freshman Year Experience I
  • “The ‘Angry Fix’: Heuristics of Orality in Ginsberg’s Howl.” In The Poetic Legacy of Whitman Williams, and Ginsberg, edited by Maria Mazziotti Gillan, 2018.
  •  “‘See with Eyes Unclouded’: Mononoke-Hime as the Tragedy of Modernity.” Resilience: A Journal of the Environmental Humanities, volume 2, issue 3, pp. 113-119, 2015.
  • “Dog Theory.” ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment, volume 17, issue 4, Autumn 2010, pp. 777-779.
  • “Teacher Talk: Teaching the Urban Earth.” Transformations: The Journal of Inclusive Scholarship and Pedagogy, volume 21, issue 1, Spring 2010, pp. 129-142.