Dr. Marcia Littenberg

Areas of Expertise:

  • American Literature
  • Nature Writing
  • Women's Studies

Dr. Marcia Littenberg has been a member of the Farmingdale State faculty since 1991 and was Chair of the Undeclared Major program from 2003 to 2006.

Dr. Littenberg's area of expertise is American Literature, particularly women nature writers, 19th century American literature, and African-American literature. She has published chapters in contemporary reassessments of Sarah Orne Jewett (a 19th c. regionalist writer) and of American women nature writers. She continues to publish and contribute conference papers on women writers and nature writing.

Dr. Littenberg is a member of ASLE (Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment), NEW-CUE (Nature and Environmental Writers-College and University Educators), ASAWW (Association for the Study of American Women Writers), as well as MLA (Modern Language Association).

Dr. Littenberg is on the Board of Trustees of the Riverhead Free Library and leads a bi-monthly book discussion group at the North Shore Library. She is an avid kayaker, snorkeler, traveler and hiker, all of which combine her personal and academic interests.

Dr. Littenberg earned her BA at Connecticut College, her MA from Ohio State University and a PhD at Stony Brook University.


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