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J. Ken Stuckey

Senior Lecturer, English and Media Studies
Ph.D., Cornell University, 2003
MA, Cornell University, 1999
MA, Wake Forest University, 1996
BA, Wake Forest University, 1994
Office: Adamian Academic Center 099 | 781.891._3495 | kstuckey@bentley.edu
                       


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Bio

Ph.D. from Cornell University in 2003. Dissertation title: "The Face of the Deep: African American Intellectuals and Alienation."

Teaching Interests

Teaching and research interests include African American literature, American cinema, and American popular culture.

Research Interests

African American literature American cinema Popular culture

Awards and Honors

2013, Innovation in Teaching Award, Bentley University
2008, Bentley Innovation in Teaching Award
2006, Bentley Innovation in Teaching Award
2003, Mellon Fellowship
2001, Anonymous Donor Fellowship
2001, Martin Sampson Teaching Award

Publications

Journal Article(s)
Stuckey, J. K. (2015). "Make Me Over, or Ripley at Midnight". Gay and Lesbian Review Worldwide. (link)

Book Reviews
Stuckey, J. K. (2020). [Review of the book Nakedness Has No Color (Rev. of Begin Again: James Baldwin's America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own)]. Gay and Lesbian Review Worldwide.

Stuckey, J. K. [Review of the book Rev. of Evidence of Being: The Black Gay Cultural Renaissance and the Politics of Violence]. African American Review. Forthcoming

Stuckey, J. K. (2017). [Review of the book Studio 54]. Gay and Lesbian Review Worldwide. (link)

Conference Proceeding(s)
Stuckey, J. K. (2010). "When Literature Is Evangelical: Pedagogies of Passion". Center for the Improvement of Teaching, Teaching for Transformation.

Other(s)
Stuckey, J. K. The Face of the Deep: African American Intellectuals and Alienation.

Conference Presentations

Stuckey, J. K. (2021). "Bedford Avenue and Beyond: The Conceptual Landscape of August Wilson." Presented at the ALA's American Literature Association Annual Conference, Boston.

Andrews, B. J., Choi, S., Eijmberts, J. P., Ledley, F. D., Cleary, E., Thomas, S., Schwarzkopf, D. L., Stuckey, J. K., Davi, W., DeLeo, R., Moriarty, J., Gainsborough, J. F., Gentry, W., , C. R., . (2020). "How Taxes Shape Lives." Presented at the Jeanne and Dan Valente Center for the Arts and Sciences's Convener, Bentley Humanities Seminar, Bentley University.

Stuckey, J. K., Davi, W. (2020). "The Poverty Tax: Using the Neo-western to Critique Social Injustice." Presented at the Valente Center's Humanities Seminar, Bentley.

Stuckey, J. K. (2019). "The Resonance of August Wilson: The Hammer Keeps a Ringing." Presented at the American Literature Association, Boston, MA .

Stuckey, J. K. (2019). "Where and When I Labor: The Black Worker in the Collages of Romare Bearden." Presented at the PCA's Popular Culture Association National Conference, Washington DC.

Pennel, R., Abbott, T., Stuckey, K., Siomopoulos, A., LeDoux, E., Medden, S. (2019). "Teaching Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality Workshop."

Stuckey, J. K. (2018). "“Wakanda Wisdom: African American History and Culture for the 21st Century”." Presented at the August Wilson Society's August Wilson Society Colloquium, Pittsburgh.

Stuckey, J. K. (2018). ""I Go Forth Alone: Kathryn Bigelow's Detroit"." Presented at the ACLA's American Comparative Literature Association, UCLA.

Stuckey, J. K. (2017). "Falling Up: Broken Marriages and Soul-Killing Corporations in American Film." Presented at the Popular Culture Association, San Diego.

Stuckey, J. K. (2016). "Glancing Blows: The Violent Black Gaze in the Social Protest Novel." Presented at the McGill University's Under Surveillance in the Space Between Conference, Montreal.

Stuckey, J. K. (2016). "Sentimental Value: Myopic Pragmatism in the the Works of August Wilson and Toni Morrison." Presented at the ALA's American Literature Association National Conference, San Francisco.

Stuckey, J. K. (2015). ""Selma"." Presented at the Bentley University 's Campus Dialogue on Race.

Stuckey, J. K. (2014). "Rock and Roll: Groundhog Day, Office Space, and the Sisyphean Myth." Presented at the PCA/ACA's Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference, Chicago.

Stuckey, J. K. (2013). "“Fight the Power”: Black Bureaucrats in Procedural Dramas." Presented at the PCA/ACA's Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference, Washington DC.

Stuckey, J. K. (2010). ""When Literature Is Evangelical: Pedagogies of Passion"." Presented at the Center for the Improvement of Teaching's Teaching for Transformation, University of Massachusetts-Boston.

Stuckey, J. K. (2008). ""You Complete Me": Training Day, Collateral, and the Masculine Ideal." Presented at the NEMLA, Boston.

Stuckey, J. K. (2007). ""Wrath and Tears": Religion and Rebuke in African American Memoir." Presented at the National Association of African American Studies, Baton Rouge, LA.

Stuckey, J. K. (2007). "The New Cassandras: Women Psychics and Seers in Television Drama." Presented at the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference, Boston.

Stuckey, J. K. (2007). "Not Gaye: Luther Vandross and the Masculinity of the Crooner." Presented at the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association, Calgary, AB.

Stuckey, J. K. (2006). "Not Gaye: Luther Vandross and the Masculinity of the Crooner." Presented at the ACA/PCA Joint Conference, Atlanta, Georgia.

Stuckey, J. K. (2005). "De-liberating Disguises: Emasculating Isolation in Deliverance and The Shining." Presented at the ACA/PCA Joint Meeting, San Diego, CA.

Stuckey, J. K. (2004). "How to Teach Literature Well at a Business University." Presented at the Brown-bag discussion, Bentley College.

Stuckey, J. K. (2001). "Frederick Douglass and Richard Wright: Narrative and the Crisis of Identity." Presented at the Metaphysics of the Image Conference, Fordham University.

Stuckey, J. K. (2000). "15 Minutes and Counting: Revision, Spectatorship and the Weapon of Identity in The Talented Mr. Ripley." Presented at the Envisioning Revisions Conference, CUNY.

Service

Department Service
Committee Member for Strategic Planning Committee, 2018 - Present
Committee Chair for Curriculum Committee, 2016 - Present
Task Force Member for EXP 101 Teaching Resilience Group - 2020
Committee Member for Search Committee, 2019 - 2019
Class visit report, 2018 - 2018
Class visit report for Jacob Oliver - 2017
Committee Member for Search Committee, 2016 - 2017
Class Visitor - 2016
Committee Member for Literature and Film Committee, 2011 - 2015
Class Visitor - 2014
Committee Member for Media and Culture, 2008 - 2014
Other for Search Committee, Lecturer lines, 2014 - 2014
Class Visitor, 2013 - 2013

University Service
Task Force Member for Lecturer Task Force , 2020 - 2020
Committee Member for Teaching and Scholarly Activities Committee, 2018 - 2020

Professional Service
Conference/Workshop Organizer for August Wilson Society, 2018 - Present
Editor (Associate), Journal for August Wilson Journal, 2018 - Present