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Jean M. Kane Professor of English

I hold a bachelor’s degree in Comparative Literature and Art History from Indiana University, a master’s degree in English and creative writing from Stanford University, and a PhD in English from the University of Virginia. At Vassar I teach a wide range of courses in English and women’s studies, including expository and creative writing, imperial and post-colonial literatures, modern British and American literature, and women in global visual culture. My current projects include collections of poetry and imaginative prose as well as a monograph, Religious Embodiment and Minority Modernisms.

  • BA, Indiana University; MA, Stanford University; PhD, University of Virginia
  • At Vassar since 1997


Departments and Programs


  • ENGL 180. Improvisational Writing
  • ENGL 355. Twenty- and Twenty-First Century Poetry
  • WMST 130. Introduction to Women’s Studies


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Photo: Karl Rabe/Vassar College
Photo: Karl Rabe/Vassar College