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Jason Newport

Adjunct, English

101C Lux Hall

(919) 760-8745


Jason Newport teaches first-year composition and critical reading and writing in the Meredith English department. As a Fulbright instructor and researcher at the University of Pécs, Hungary, he taught creative writing and postcolonial literature in the university’s Institute of English, gave guest lectures at other Hungarian universities and high schools, and conducted archive and field research. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing (Fiction) from the University of North Carolina Wilmington, where he taught introductory creative writing. He has also designed or revised online courses and taught first- and second-year composition and information literacy for the Southwestern College Professional Studies program. For eight years he has served on the editorial staff of the Chautauqua literary journal. He holds a BA in English from University of Maryland University College.

Academic Credentials

  • MFA, Creative Writing (Fiction), University of North Carolina Wilmington
  • BA, English, University of Maryland University College


  • 2016-17, Fulbright teaching/research award, University of Pécs, Hungary
  • 2015, Nominee, Pushcart Prize, Potomac Review
  • 2015, Nominee, Pushcart Prize, Vine Leaves
  • 2012-13, Finalist, Steinbeck Fellows Program, San José State University
  • 2011, Finalist, Dana Award in the Novel
  • 2009-10, Margaret Shannon Morton Fellowship, Outstanding Creative Achievement by a First-Year Student, Creative Writing Department, University of North Carolina Wilmington
  • 2006 and 2007, Dean’s List, University of Maryland University College


  • 2017, “Melancholy by László Földényi,” “Toward Horizontal Thought: Interview with László Földényi,” “The Dispossessed by Szilárd Borbély,” Three Percent
  • 2016, “The Ghost of Roberto B,” “Monsters,” The Stray Branch
  • 2015, “On Letting Go,” Potomac Review
  • 2015, “Protect and Serve,” Vine Leaves
  • 2015, “Ode,” Cahoots
  • 2015 (reprint), “Some Stuff,” Melted Wing
  • 2014, “Sharpie,” Cleaver Magazine
  • 2014, “Karen,” Knee-Jerk Magazine
  • 2014, “5 Phenomenal European Books in Translation,” Treehouse
  • 2014, “Because the Brick,” Treehouse
  • 2013, “Hungarian Novels,” Bookforum
  • 2013, “On the Long Walk: a Conversation with Lavonne J. Adams,” Chautauqua
  • 2013, “Old Country,” Owen Wister Review
  • 2013, “The Law of Constant Angles,” Cleaver Magazine
  • 2013, “Monsters,” Danse Macabre

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