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 and websites as an art/culture journalist and essayist. Publications include the Huffington Post, the New York Times MagazineTime Out New YorkO the Oprah MagazineAmerican Theatre, Entertainment Weekly, 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. She teaches at Yale and Cooper Union and is the Coordinator of the Writing Fellows Program in the Center for Writing at Cooper Union.

Selected Publications

“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 Broadway Season Was Diverse Off-Stage Too,” American Theatre

- “Hoboken: The Gothamite’s Gateway to the Garden State,” hMag

- “Shards of Beckett,” The Brooklyn Rail

Book Reviews for O the Oprah Magazine (samples):

- Dear Life by Alice Munro

- Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures by Emma Straub

- Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham

Theater Reviews for Time Out New York (samples):

- Freud’s Last Session

- Inner Voices

- Hard Times

- Lascivious Something

- Mountain Jews

- A Perfect Future

- Sounding


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