Name: Dr. Joshua Kotzin
Title: Associate Professor of English and Jewish Studies Coordinator
Office Location: Fontaine 320
Extension: (845) 575-3000 ext. 2293
Degrees Held:

Ph.D. English, University of Iowa
M.A. English, University of Iowa
B.A. English, Stanford University


American Literature 1865-1945; Jewish Studies; Creative Nonfiction; Contemporary Jewish-American Literature



“The Machine in the Garden State:  Jewish Environmentalism in American Pastoral,” Cercles: Review Pluridiscipline du Monde Anglophone, Vol. 33 (2014): 92-102.

“The Pilot Against America: Stamps, Airmail, and History in The Plot Against America,” Philip Roth Studies, Vol. 9.2 (Fall 2013):  45-55.

“Making Learning Work: Three Strategies for Introducing Composition Theory to Undergraduates,” co-authored with Angela Laflen and Joseph Zeppetello, Kansas English, Vol. 95.1 (2012): 108-128.

“’Again in the Museum Mood’: Remembering the Museum in Henry James’s The Ambassadors,” in The Exhibit in the Text: The Museological Practices of Literature, edited by Caroline Patey and Laura Scuriatti, Peter Lang, (2009): 69-83.

“Cords of Memory: Charles Chesnutt Recites the History of Racial Injustice,” M/MLA,Vol. 41.2 (Fall 2008): 69-80.

Review of Edith Wharton’s The House of Mirth: A Casebook, edited by Carol J. Singley. Published in The Hudson River Valley Review, Marist College, 23.2 (Spring 2007): 93-4.

Articles on Charles Chesnutt and Alfred A. Knopf, Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance, Paul Finkelman and Cary D. Wintz, editors, Routledge (2004).

“Reading in Rome,” The Mickle Street Review, Rutgers University-Camden, 37.1 (Summer 2001).

“Numismatics,” Henry Street, Dalhousie University, 8.1 (1999): 79-83.