Louise Kane

Louise Kane, Ph.D.

Biography

Louise Kane is Assistant Professor of Global Modernisms. Her research is interdisciplinary and comparative in its focus on the literary, historical, and sociological contexts of transnational modernism, particularly in relation to little magazines and periodicals. Her work has been published in The Journal of Modern Periodical Studies, Literature and History, and The Space Between: Literature and Culture 1914-1945. Recent publications explore representations of shell shock and trauma in WWI-era medical journals and reading world cinema periodicals through digital humanities approaches. She is Director of the externally-funded "Literature the Consoler: Modernism, Medical Humanities, and Mental Health" research project and an Editor of The Journal of Wyndham Lewis Studies. Dr. Kane teaches courses in world literature, literary modernism, modern Asian fiction, literature of the Global South, and literary theory. She is interested in supervising students working on lesser-studied modernist figures and movements, such as Sui Sin Far, Borges's ultraísmo, or Japanese dōjinshi


Education

  • Ph.D. in English Literature from De Montfort University
  • B.A. in English Language and Literature from University of Oxford

Research Interests

World Literature 1890-Present; Literary Modernism; Little Magazines and Periodical Studies; Global Anglophone Literatures; Interdisciplinary Approaches; Asian American Literature; British Literature 1900-1950; Caribbean Modernism; Digital Humanities; Medical Humanities; Holocaust Studies/ Literature; Translation Studies

Awards

  • Literature the Consoler: Modernism, Medical Humanities, and Mental Health Research Project (funded by the Florida Humanities Council and NEH, 2019-20). 
  • Professor of the Year Award (Apr. 2018)  Golden Key International Honour Society (CCGA Chapter)
  • Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)-funded PhD Studentship, De Montfort University (2010-13)
  • Shelley Mills Essay Prize for Shakespeare Studies, University of Oxford (2009)
  • Wade-White Scholarship, University of Oxford (2007)
  • Dorothy Whitelock Prize for Old English Studies, University of Oxford (2007)
  • Oxford Opportunity Bursary, University of Oxford (2006-9)

Courses

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
11320 ENG6078 Contemp Movements Lct Theory Face to Face (P) M 06:00 PM - 08:50 PM Unavailable
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20199 LIT3714 Literary Modernism Mixed-Mode/Reduce Seat-Time(M) M 04:30 PM - 05:45 PM Unavailable
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
92973 ENG3014 Theories and Tech of Lit Study Web-Based (W) Unavailable
ENG3014 Theories and Techniques of Literary Study

In this online Literary Theory based course you’ll learn new and exciting ways to approach and explore literary texts: from early philosophical approaches to literature and society, through to approaches grounded in Formalism, Structuralism, and Poststructuralism, and postcolonial, Feminist, and queer theory. We go ‘back to basics’, so no prior knowledge of literary theory is necessary. We learn how to apply these theories to four primary texts: Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad, "Sweat" by Zora Neale Hurston, William Carlos Williams' poetry, and The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath. Assignments are geared toward gaining employment in a wide range of industries and are interdisciplinary in their incorporation of undergraduate research grounded in rapidly expanding research fields like Digital Humanities and Disability Studies. 

92976 LIT3835 Trans Modern Chinese Novels Web-Based (W) Unavailable
LIT3835 Translated Modern Chinese Novels
Focusing on the post-1800 period, this course introduces you to writing from a range of Chinese authors. Covering Gong'an ‘crime case’ novels, travel writing, and Mandarin Ducks and Butterflies fiction, the course takes you through some of the key movements in Chinese literary culture, including the New Culture movement, and asks you to compare and contrast writers and styles through a range of interdisciplinary assignments. 
Course Number Course Title Mode Session Date and Time Syllabus
50597 ENG3014 Theories and Tech of Lit Study Web-Based (W) B Unavailable
ENG3014 Theories and Techniques of Literary Study

In this online Literary Theory based course you’ll learn new and exciting ways to approach and explore literary texts: from early philosophical approaches to literature and society, through to approaches grounded in Formalism, Structuralism, and Poststructuralism, and postcolonial, Feminist, and queer theory. We go ‘back to basics’, so no prior knowledge of literary theory is necessary. We learn how to apply these theories to four primary texts: Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad, "Sweat" by Zora Neale Hurston, William Carlos Williams' poetry, and The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath. Assignments are geared toward gaining employment in a wide range of industries and are interdisciplinary in their incorporation of undergraduate research grounded in rapidly expanding research fields like Digital Humanities and Disability Studies. 
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
20293 ENG4832 Scholarly Editing & Publishing Web-Based (W) Unavailable

This exciting course teaches you editing skills for a wide variety of contexts, including academic and trade publications, feature writing, and copywriting. You'll learn to edit and proofread copy, fact-check, and liaise with authors. Assignments will be customized according to your individual interests. Please be aware that the course is based on non-negotiable deadlines for 'real life' books and journals that will be published. The course requires a significant time commitment, professionalism, the ability to learn new skills in short timeframes, and collaborative teamwork, so please bear this in mind when signing up. 

19645 LIT3833 Modern Asian Literature Web-Based (W) Unavailable
LIT3833 Modern Asian Literature 

This course introduces you to Asian literature published between 1850 to the present day. We explore a wide range of texts from Japan, China, and other parts of the Far East. The texts are provocative and sometimes controversial, touching on themes of love, relationships, trauma, and political unrest. Texts you will study include examples of the Japanese "I novel" genre, some migration narratives, and postcolonial novels, diaries, and biographies recording responses to World War II. Assignments are designed with career-specific skills in mind and include a 'design your own lecture' module.
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
81080 ENG3014 Theories and Tech of Lit Study Web-Based (W) Unavailable

ENG3014 Theories and Techniques of Literary Study

In this online Literary Theory based course you’ll learn new and exciting ways to approach and explore literary texts: from early philosophical approaches to literature and society (Nietzsche, Freud, Marx), through to mid-twentieth-century theories like Formalism, Structuralism, and Poststructuralism, and postcolonial, Feminist, and queer theory. We go ‘back to basics’ so no prior knowledge of these theories is necessary, and we learn how to apply these theories to four primary texts: Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad, "Sweat" by Zora Neale Hurston, William Carlos Williams' poetry, and The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath. Assignments are geared toward gaining employment in a wide range of industries and are interdisciplinary in their incorporation of undergraduate research grounded in rapidly expanding research fields like Digital Humanities and Disability Studies. 

81872 LIT4244 World Authors Web-Based (W) Unavailable

LIT4244   World Authors: Literature of the Global South

This online course introduces you to the Literature of the Global South. Produced in countries including Latin America, Africa, and the Caribbean, literature of the global south is highly engaged in politics, transformation, and ideas of globalization. To understand some of these themes, we focus on two key female writers from the period: Louise Bennett (Jamaica) and Anita Brenner (Mexico). Despite their existence as two twentieth-century writers hailing from vastly different cultural and geographical backgrounds, both women writers share common themes, ideas, and experimental styles, their work offering ways of understanding the complex political and social changes that reshaped the world in the early to mid-1900s. We’ll also touch on works by authors like Claude McKay, Una Marson, Winifred Holmes, Rabindranath Tagore, and Arturo Schomburg, as they offer new ways of framing and contextualizing Bennett’s and Brenner’s oeuvres.

Course Number Course Title Mode Session Date and Time Syllabus
51270 ENG3014 Theories and Tech of Lit Study Web-Based (W) B Unavailable

ENG3014 Theories and Techniques of Literary Study

In this online Literary Theory based course you’ll learn new and exciting ways to approach and explore literary texts: from early philosophical approaches to literature and society (Nietzsche, Freud, Marx), through to mid-twentieth-century theories like Formalism, Structuralism, and Poststructuralism, and postcolonial, Feminist, and queer theory. We go ‘back to basics’ so no prior knowledge of these theories is necessary, and we learn how to apply these theories to four primary texts: Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad, "Sweat" by Zora Neale Hurston, William Carlos Williams' poetry, and The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath. Assignments are geared toward gaining employment in a wide range of industries and are interdisciplinary in their incorporation of undergraduate research grounded in rapidly expanding research fields like Digital Humanities and Disability Studies. 

Updated: Apr 3, 2020