Kristin J. Jacobson is a professor of American Literature, American Studies, and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Stockton University in New Jersey. She completed her Ph.D. at Penn State, her M.A. at the University of Colorado-Boulder, and her B.A. at Carthage College in Kenosha, WI. Her book Neodomestic American Fiction (2010, Ohio State University Press) examines contemporary domestic novels. Her next book-length project identifies a new genre of travel and environmental literature: the American adrenaline narrative. The project defines and then examine the genre’s significant tropes from an ecofeminist perspective.



Neodomestic American Fiction. Columbus: The Ohio State University Press, 2010.

“Radical Homemaking in Contemporary American Environmental Fiction.” Accepted. 25 manuscript pages.

“Renovating The American Woman’s Home: American Domesticity in Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.” Legacy. 25.1 (2008): 105-127.

“The Neodomestic American Novel: The Politics of Home in Barbara Kingsolver’s The Poisonwood Bible.” Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature. 24.1 (Spring 2005): 105-127. Reprint. Critical Insights: Barbara Kingsolver. Ed. Thomas Austenfeld. Pasadena: Salem Press, 2010: 216-245. Reprint. Contemporary Literary Criticism. 346 (CLC-346). Ed. Jeff Hunter. Detroit: Thomson Gale, 2014.

“Desiring Natures: The American Adrenaline Narrative.” Genre. 35.2 (Summer 2002): 355-82. Reprint. Contemporary Literary Criticism. 248 (CLC-248). Ed. Jeff Hunter. Detroit: Thomson Gale, March 2008.

“Profitable Sentiments: HBO’s The Wire and Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin.” The Sentimental Mode: Essays in Literature, Film and Television. Eds. Jennifer A. Williamson and Jennifer Larson. McFarland Publishers, 2014: 151-174.

“Imagined Geographies.” Seeds of Change: Critical Essays on Barbara Kingsolver. Ed. Priscilla V. Leder. University of Tennessee Press, 2010: 175-198. Reprint. Contemporary Literary Criticism. 342. Ed. Jeffrey W. Hunter. Detroit: Thomson Gale, 2013.

“This is Not a Chick Book! Anxious Male Domesticity and Gender Troubled Corrections.” Pimps, Wimps, Studs, Thugs and Gentlemen: Essays on Media Images of Masculinity. Ed. Elwood Watson. Jefferson: McFarland Publishers, 2009: 216-241.


“The American Adrenaline Narrative.” Book-length project that identifies a distinct genre of travel and environmental literature. Advance contract. Complete manuscript due 9/15/2018.

“Liminality, Hybridity, and American Women’s Literature: Thresholds in Women’s Writing.” Editor and Introduction author. With section co-editors, Kristin Allukian, Rickie-Ann Legleitner and Leslie Allison. Under contract.

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