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Kyle Garton-Gundling

Department of English


Kyle Garton-Gundling

Assistant Professor

McMurran Hall 201F
(757) 594-7695
kyle.gartongundling@cnu.edu

Education

  • Ph D in English and Literature, University of Maryland, College Park
  • MA in English and Literature, University of Maryland, College Park
  • BA in English, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Teaching

20th and 21st century literature, American literature, first-year writing, second-year writing

Research

Contemporary literature and culture, transnationalism, religion and literature, interdisciplinarity

Biography

Kyle Garton-Gundling hails from Champaign, Illinois, and taught at the University of Maryland, College Park; the University of Scranton; and the University of Illinois before coming to CNU in 2019. His first book, Enlightened Individualism: Buddhism and Hinduism in American Literature from the Beats to the Present (Ohio State U Press, 2019), explores the overlooked influence of Asian religions on American ideas of freedom. His ongoing research interests include Muslim American literature, religion in science fiction, and interdisciplinary views of capitalism in economics and the humanities. He also likes to play jazz piano and take care of his exuberant son.

Selected Accomplishments

  • Book, Scholarly-New
    (2019). Enlightened Individualism: Buddhism and Hinduism in American Literature from the Beats to the Present. The Ohio State University Press. Pages, 217.
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