Adam T Sonstegard
 Title: Chair & Professor
 Dept: English
 Office: RT 1816
 Phone: 216-687-6979
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. RT 1816, Cleveland, OH 44115

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M.A., Literature & Writing, Washington University, 1996
Ph.D., American Literature, Washington University, 2002
Brief Bio:
Adam Sonstegard came to Cleveland State in 2005.  He teaches American Literature, adolescence in American Lit, memoir and autobiography, critical methods and introductions to graduate study.  He has published on Henry James, Mark Twain, Charles Chesnutt, Sarah Jewett, George- Washington Cable, Hamlin Garland, Puck the humor magazine, original literary illustrations, and spaces where literary culture meets visual culture.  He lives five minutes from campus, in Cleveland's vibrant, reinvigorating downtown.
Creative and Activities:
Amateur photography and photo-essays

Creative non-fiction and memoir
Research Interests:
American literature's mediation of, and mediation by, visual arts

American literature and photography

Original illustrations accompanying literary work in periodicals and special editions

LGBTQQIA+ literatures and histories
Teaching Areas:
American literature of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries

Representations of Adolescence in Literature

Verbal art in conjunction, or competition, with visual arts

Autobiography and Life-Writing as literary genres

Short fiction and serialized fiction in American Literature