Jane E. Rose, Ph.D.
Professor of English
Jane E. Rose is professor of english in the Department of English. Her research and teaching focus on American literature, including women’s literature and studies in gender, race and ethnicity.
Rose’s research focuses on nineteenth-century American women’s literature and on ethnic American contemporary literature. Currently, she is working on a study of the sensational aspects of the marriage plot as cultural critique in nineteenth-century American women’s fiction. She has published in CLA Journal, Topic and Journal of Men’s Studies and with NCTE and McFarland Publishing.
Rose teaches first-year composition and a variety of courses in American literature including women’s literature and African American literature. She has enjoyed teaching courses focusing on major authors, for example, Edgar Allan Poe, Louisa May Alcott and Toni Morrison and on pop culture topics such as Nancy Drew and Teen Detectives.