Michigan State University
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Jessica Kane
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Jessica Kane Profile.jpg18th Century British Literature | Cognition l Narrative Authority

Office: C707 Wells Hall
Email: kanejess@msu.edu

Jessica Kane’s research is on 18th century British literature, particularly novels written by women, and focuses on the cognitive and narrative strategies these otherwise conventional texts use to establish the authority of their female protagonists. She is particularly interested in examples of women in these novels taking on the authority of a narrator or even author, especially in relation to male characters within the storyworld.

In addition to her graduate studies, Kane is part of the Digital Humanities and Literary Cognition (DHLC) Lab at MSU and sits on the All-University Hearing Board (AUSB), one of the university disciplinary boards.


ENG364: Literature and the Mind
ENG153: Intro to Women Writers
WRA101: Writing as Inquiry