Jacqueline Loeb
Assistant Director, Writing Program

135 George Street, Room 103 D/C


Between Symptom and Symbol: Freud, Psychoanalysis, and the Jewish Mystical Text. Doctoral Thesis, Rutgers University, May 2011.

“Dissonance Rising: Subversive Sound in Zhang Yimou’s Raise the Red Lantern.” Film-Philosophy, Volume 15:1 (2011).

“Three ‘Leaping’ Poems from East and West: Li Po, Lorca, and Yoshitada.” Arcadia: International Journal of Literary Culture/Internationale Zeitschrift für literarische Kultur, Volume 46:1 (Spring 2011).

Research, Composition, and Tutoring Pedagogy


Early Jewish Mystical Writing 12th-13th Centuries

Research in the Disciplines:  "Into the Wild" "Survival" "Frugality, Simplicity, and Living Off the Grid" "Modern Family"

Internship Coordinator, Tutoring Research Writing: Theory and Practice 

Basic Composition

Expository Writing

Knowledge and Power: Issues in Women's Leadership, Department of Women's and Gender Studies

Introduction to Short Fiction, Program in Comparative Literature

Spanish Conversation and Composition, Department of Spanish and Portuguese

University and Louis Bevier Dissertation Completion Fellowship, 2010

PhD, Comparative Literature, Rutgers University 2011

MA, Comparative Literature, Rutgers University 2006

BA, Spanish; English Language & Literature, Binghamton University, 1994

Conference Presentations

We Beseech the Lessification of Splendid Wordifying: Helping Students Build Content Over Style. 18th Annual New Jersey Writing Alliance Conference, May 2017.

Chair, Panel: Changing Course: From ‘Daemonic’ Repetition to Working-Through, American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting, University of Toronto, April 2013. Paper: “‘Water, water, every where’: Oedipa Maas, lost at sea.”

Chair, Panel: Trauma Recovery, and Community, American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting, Brown University, March 2012. Paper: “‘You Will Find My Image Engraved in You’: Immortality, Fellowship, and the Bonds of Love in Two Zoharic Narratives.”

“Mystical Symptom, Hysterical Symbol: Exile as Metaphor in Psychoanalysis and Jewish Mystical Writing,” Colloquium in Comparative Literature, Rutgers University October 2010.

"A Charming Substitute for the Vanished Text: Uncanny Tales in the Sefer ha Zohar," American Comparative Literature Association, New Orleans, April 2010.

"On the Hermeneutic Strategies of Early Jewish Mystical Exegesis," American Comparative Literature Association, Harvard University, March 2009.

Co-Chair, Panel, Natural Subjectivity: The Textual Making of the Human or Natural Subject, American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting, Princeton University, March 2006. Paper: "The Endless Subject: Human as Text in Borges and Eco."

“Rights of Passage: The Politics of Self-Discovery in Griselda Gambaro’s Sucede lo que pasa,” Northeast Modern Language Association, Hartford, March 2000.