Dr. Jason Huddleston

Dr. Jason T. Huddleston

Chair and Associate Professor,
Department of Communications

English, Literature

Office: 306 Lee Roberson Center
Office Phone: 423-493-4157
Email: huddlej@tntemple.edu

 

Education


  • Ph.D., English (Literature), 2004      
    University of Texas at Arlington (Arlington, TX) 
    Comprehensive Exam Foci: American Indian literatures; Existentialism; Victorian Fiction
    Dissertation: The Dialectic of Self: An Existential Reading of Identity in Selected   Contemporary American Indian Literatures                              
  • M.A., English, 1997        
    Tennessee State University (Nashville, TN)
    Emphases: Modern American and British literatures
    Theses: Three English course papers (equivalent to thesis requirement), each approved by  two members of the graduate faculty: “Roethke’s Dark Night of the Soul”; “Kazantzakis  and the Controversial Christ”; “Robin Hood: A Cultural Analysis of the Hooded Man”

  • B.A., English, 1992        
    Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State University) (San Marcos, TX) 
    Emphases: Literature and Theatre
     

 

Academic Experience


  • Tennessee Temple University -- Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Communications (2006 - Present)
  • Lee University -- Adjunct Professor, Department of English (2012)
  • University of Tennessee, Chattanooga -- Adjunct Professor, Department of English (2007 – 2011)
  • Navarro College -- Assistant Professor, Department of English (1999 – 2006)
  • Tennessee State University -- Assistant Professor, Department of Languages, Literature, and Philosophy (1998 – 1999)
  • Nashville State Tech -- Assistant Professor, Department of English (1997-1998)
 

Teaching Specializations


  • Contemporary American and British media and pop culture (with emphasis on film and television)
  • Masculinities (the American and British novel and film)
  • Modern / contemporary American and British gothic
  • Existentialism (European short story, novel, and film)
  • Nineteenth- / twentieth-century "monster" fiction (short story, novel, and film)
 

Professional Experience


  • Tennessee Temple University -- Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Communications (2006 - Present)
  • Chattanooga State Community College -- Adjunct Professor, Department of English (2011 and 2013)
  • Lee University -- Adjunct Professor, Department of English (2012)
  • University of Tennessee, Chattanooga -- Adjunct Professor, Department of English (2007 – 2011)
  • Navarro College -- Assistant Professor, Department of English (1999 – 2006)
 

Membership in Academic Organizations


  • Tennessee Philological Association (Member)
  • MLA (Member)
  • Sigma Tau Delta (International English Honors Society)(Sponsor)
 

Community Outreach


  • Live monthly performances of original music -- Cadence Coffee Company (Chattanooga, TN)
 

Publications & Presentations


  • Published “Unmasking the Monster: Hiding and Revealing Male Sexuality in John Carpenter’s
    Halloween” (article) – JVL: The Journal of Visual Literacy (Autumn 2005)
  • Published “Beauties and Beasts: Victorian Homosexuality in Stevenson’s Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde”; linked online through Richard Drury at the University of Bergamo (Italy); Available: http://www.geocities.com/mere_hud/homohyde.html (SP 01)

  • Published “Shedding Skins: N.Scott Momaday’s ‘Rings of Bone’ and the New Generation of American Indian Writers” (article) – Modern American Poetry: An Online Journal and Multimedia Companion to Anthology of Modern American Poetry; Oxford UP.
    Available: http://www.english.uiuc.edu/maps/ (FA 00)

  • Presented at PAC Conference: “‘Trouble in These Waters’: Liminal Masculinity and Radical Feminism in Spielberg's Jaws and Szwarc's Jaws 2” (SP 13)
  • Presented at MPCA Conference: “Sketching the Savage: Melville’s Queequeg and the Physiognomical Profiling of the Nineteenth-Century American Indian” (FA 12)

  • Presented at Tennessee Philological Association: “Mortgages, Monsters, and Men: Masculine Liberation in Kubrick’s The Shining and Rosenberg’s The Amityville Horror” (SP 07)
  • Dissertation defense: The Dialectic of Self: an Existential Reading of Identity in Selected Contemporary American Indian Literatures (November 10, 2004; the University of Texas at Arlington)

  • Presented at NANAS Conference, Houston, TX: “The Dialectic of Self: An Existential Reading of Leslie Marmon Silko’s Ceremony” (SP 01)
  • Presented at CHCASW Conference, Sante Fe, NM: “Dark Night at Carmel: An Existential Reading of N. Scott Momaday’s ‘Before an Old Painting of the  Crucifixion’” (FA 00)

  • Presented at Georgias Conference, Dallas: “Roethke’s Dark Night of the Soul” Published article, “Shedding Skins: N.Scott Momaday’s ‘Rings of Bone’ and the New Generation of American Indian Writers” Available: http://www.english.uiuc.edu/maps/ (SP 00)