Jonathan Hartmann, PH.D.
Department of English
University of New Haven
Ph.D. The Graduate Center, The City University of New York (CUNY), English,
M.A. New York University, Cinema Studies, 1993
B.A. University of Michigan (with honors), English and Film, 1988
“Neither In Nor Out of Blackwood’s: The Marketing of Edgar Allan Poe’s Prose Address,”
supervised by Professor Marc Dolan and read by Professors David S. Reynolds and David H. Richter. Via narrative, cultural materialist, and rhetorical analysis, this work analyzes Poe’s promotion of his tales and criticism to British and American audiences.
English Romantic Narrative
Poe and the American Renaissance, 1835-65
British Literature, 1880-1930
Writing Fellowship, January, 2002-June, 2003, The Graduate Center and New York City
College of Technology, CUNY
Tuition Scholarship, 2002-3 (Professional Staff Congress, CUNY)
Graduate Teaching Fellowship (“Grad C”), January, 1998-May, 2000 (The Graduate Center
and Queens College, CUNY)
Graduate Teaching Fellowship, September, 1995-December, 1997 (The Graduate Center
and John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY)
University Fellowship, September 1995-May, 1997 (The Graduate Center, CUNY)
The Marketing of Edgar Allan Poe, Studies in American Popular History and Culture:
“From Chicago to Watts via Hollywood and Paris: Art-film Influence on Melvin Van Peebles’
Early Features.” Cinema Inferno: Celluloid Explosions from the Cultural Margins, ed. John
Cline and Robert Weiner. Scarecrow Press, 2009.
“The Trope of Blaxploitation in Critical Responses to Sweetback.” Film History (UK) 6, Autumn 1994, 382-404.
“An Intimate Evening of Poetry and Conversation with John Astin.” The Edgar Allan Poe
Review X.2, Fall 2009, 139-40.
Jean Vigo by Michael Temple, Manchester UP. Scope: an Online Journal of Film Studies
<http://www.scope.nottingham.ac.uk/issue.php?issue=9> Book review, October 2007.
"Political Motivation for Poe's How to Write a Blackwood Article.” Contemporary Responses
Session, Third Annual Edgar Allan Poe Conference: The Bicentennial.” Chair, Queer Poe
Panel. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 9-10, 2009.
“Ball of Wax: Baseball, Blood Sport, and the American Dream.” Film & History Conference,
Chicago, Illinois, October 31, 2008.
“Reading Poe in an Age of Media Expansion.” Eighteenth annual American Literature
Association Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, May 25, 2007.
Panel chair, 2005 Conference of the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and
Publishing (SHARP), Halifax, Nova Scotia, July 14-17: “Text and Meaning in
Nineteenth-Century America”; “Life Writing and Life Publishing Practices.”
“Masculine Self-Definition in Jonathan Lethem’s Motherless Brooklyn and Jonathan Safran
Foer’s Everything is Illuminated.” Twentieth Century Literature conference,
Louisville, Kentucky, February 26, 2004.
“Correspondence of Margaret Fuller and Edgar Allan Poe regarding Woman in the
Nineteenth Century.” Ninth Annual Marquette Women’s Studies Conference, “Women
and Creativity 5.” March 27, 2003.
“Engineering Writing Success for Professional Majors.” Panel co-presentation, 14th Annual
Teaching Academic Survival Skills Conference, Palm Beach Atlantic University,
March 10, 2003.
“Introducing the Concept of Writing-to-Learn to Technical College Faculty.” Writing Fellows
Summer Institute, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, August 26, 2002.
“The Millennial Poe.” Dartmouth Summer Institute in American Studies, June 21-6, 2000.
“William Wilson and the Dynamics of the Gothic Novel.” Graduate Center, The City
University of New York, March 19, 1999.
The University of New Haven Lecturer Fall, 2008-present
John Jay College of Criminal Justice Substitute Assistant Professor Fall 2006-Spring 2008
John Jay College Adjunct Instructor 2005-6
Montclair State University Instructor 2004-2005
Queens College, CUNY Graduate Teaching Fellow June 1997-August 2001
John Jay College Teaching Fellow September 1995-December 1997
CUNY Graduate Center Research Assistant September 1995-May 1997
New York Institute of Technology Lecturer, English as a Second Language 1994-1995
Long Island University Lecturer September 1993-December 1994
Touro College Lecturer, ESL/composition April 1991-June 1993
Courses Designed and Taught
The University of New Haven
Public Speaking (Spring, 2010)
Freshman composition (Fall 2008-present)
Literature and composition (Fall, 2008-present)
Shakespeare’s Sonnets and Plays (Spring 2009)
John Jay College, CUNY:
Romanticism to Postmodernism (Modern Literature, Spring 2008)
The Body and Popular Culture (Spring 2008, Fall 2007)*
American Autobiographies to 1900 (American Lit survey, Spring 2007)
World Literature (Fall 2005/6/7)
19th and 20th-Century Novel (Modern Literature, Early Summer 2006)
Reading, Writing, Researching New York (Spring 2006)*
Writing on Social Class (Fall 2005)*
Remedial composition (Fall, 1995-Spring 1997)
Queens College, CUNY:
Writing for Business, “The Internet Economy” (Fall 2000-Spring 2001)
Introduction to the American Short Story (Early Summer 2000)
Multiculturalism and the Postmodern Novel (Spring 2000)*
The Twentieth-Century Essay (Fall 1999)
Writing Sociology and Urban Studies (Learning Community, Fall 1998)*
The Victorian Turn of the Century/Decadent Novel (Fall 1998)*
*These titles are themes for freshman composition.
Advise English majors, Fall 2009-present, The University of New Haven
Assessment committee, 2009-10
Co-design and direct Freshman Learning Community, Fall 2009
Co-edit departmental website, Fall 2008-present
Perform teaching observations, Fall 2008-present, UNH, and 2006-8, John Jay College.
Co-advised student literary magazine The Elm City Review, UNH, 2008-9
Participated in department’s Curriculum review, John Jay College, 2006-7
Delivered intensive work with composition students as Faculty-tutor, New York City College of
Technology, June 2003-July 2006
Mentored Teaching interns in English, Montclair State University College of Education, Spring 2005
French (excellent reading comprehension; moderate writing and speaking skills)
German (moderate reading and writing; basic speaking skills)
Latin (moderate reading)
Anglo-Saxon (Old English; moderate reading)
Spanish (basic reading and speaking)
American Studies Association, New York Metropolitan Area Executive Council, 2004-2008
Modern Language Association, 1998-present
National Council of Teachers of English, 2006-present
Poe Studies Association, 2009-present
Research Society for American Periodicals, 2004-present
Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing, 2004-present
Marc Dolan, Associate Professor of English, John Jay College and Director, American Studies
Certificate Program, The Graduate Center of The City University of New York, 365 Fifth
Avenue, New York, NY 10016 (212) 817-8001 ude.ynuc.cg|nalodm#ude.ynuc.cg|nalodm
George Guida, Associate Professor of English, New York City College of Technology, 300 Jay
Street, Brooklyn NY 11201 (718) 793-7343 <ude.ynuc.hcetytic|adiugg#ude.ynuc.hcetytic|adiugg>
Caroline Reitz, Assistant Professor of English, John Jay College of Criminal Justice (646) 557-
Donald M. Smith, Professor and Chair, Department of English, The University of New Haven,
300 Boston Post Rd., West Haven, CT 06516 (203) 932-7368 <ude.nevahwen|htimsmd#ude.nevahwen|htimsmd>
David Reynolds, Distinguished Professor of English, Baruch College and The Graduate Center
(212) 817-8342 <moc.onuj|ns.yer#moc.onuj|ns.yer>