Pamela Newton

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Lecturer in English

M.A., English Language and Literature, Middlebury College, 2004
B.A., Drama, Northwestern University, 1997

Pam Newton writes for magazines as an art/culture journalist and essayist. Publications include the Atlantic, LitHub, the Huffington Post, the New York Times Magazine, American Theatre, Time Out New York (as a theatre critic), O the Oprah Magazine (as a book critic), and others. She has taught literature and writing to high school and college students for many years, including two years teaching abroad in Germany, and has a particular interest in the teaching of writing and in pedagogy more broadly. Some past courses have focused on expository writing, non-fiction essay writing, dramatic literature, city life, American literature, James Baldwin, and Toni Morrison. 

Selected Publications

Eight Great Novels That Truly Capture City Life” on The Atlantic

Stories About Myself: The Narratives and Realities of my Childhood in an Urban Commune” on LitHub

The Theatre of Politics or the Politics of Theatre? YesAmerican Theatre

 “The Balancing Act of ‘The Bedwetter,’” American Theatre

“Sometimes You Want to Go” on Killing the Buddha

 “What is Anthony Trollope Good For?” on The National Book Review

 Author page on Medium

At the Well” on Wanderlust

Watching the Mothership Sail” on TueNight

“The Generative Generation,” American Theatre

Blogger Page on The Huffington Post

“On the Lookout for the Past,” The New York Times Magazine

“Ivo van Hove is Having a Moment,” American Theatre

“Stew Pays a Debt to James Baldwin,” American Theatre

“The Shirt” (monologue), in Love, Loss, and What I Wore by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron


Undergraduate: Travelers and Tourists (Writing Seminar); Reading and Writing the Modern Essay; The Modern Metropolis (Writing Seminar); English 121: Writing About Cities