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Professor and Associate Director; Rutgers Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience, Director of the American Studies Program

E-mail: crr@andromeda.rutgers.edu

Wesleyan University BA
Cornell University Ph.D. (Comparative Literature)

Research Interests / Current Projects:          

Contemporary American Literature and Art

Theories of the Avant-garde and Postmodernism

Writing a book on American art of the last third of the 20th century

Co-Editing a book with Professor Carol Crown, University of Memphis, on Southern Self-Taught Artists


Self Taught Art: The Culture and Aesthetics of American Vernacular Art (Jackson: UP of MS, 2001)

“Finding a Place for the Self-Taught in the Art World(s)” in Self Taught Art: The Culture and Aesthetics of American Vernacular Art, Ed. Charles Russell (Jackson: UP of MS, 2001)

“Thornton Dial: Vernacular Art and the ‘New’ South,” Raw Vision, 43 (Summer, 2003): 20-27

“Explorations of Postmodern Time, Space, and Image: Considering the Works of Ronald Sukenick and David Salle,” Musing the Mosaic, Ed. Matthew Roberson (Albany: SUNY Press, 2003): 115-137

Explorations of Postmodern Time, Space, and Image,” Literary Texts and the Arts: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, Ed. Corrado Federici and Esther Raventos, NY: Peter Lang, 2003: 29-41

“Simply Art,” Raw Vision, 38 (Spring, 2002): 36-41








Rutgers-Newark English Department

Professor Frances Bartkowski, PhD, Chair

Hill Hall Room 501

Newark, New Jersey 07102-1801

Telephone: 973.353.5279

Fax: 973.353.1450

Email: engnwk@andromeda.rutgers.edu

Website: http://english.newark.rutgers.edu


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