Associate Professor of English
Cultural & Creative Studies, School of Arts and Social Sciences
Jane Farnsworth is an Associate Professor of English. After receiving her M.A. and Ph.D. in English from Queen’s University at Kingston, Ontario, she taught in universities across Canada from UBC to St. Thomas University, NB until coming to CBU. Her areas of scholarly interest include Early Modern English Literature, Women’s Literature and English Emblems, particularly those by George Wither. She has published articles in SEL, The Seventeenth Century and Emblematica as well as several chapters in books on topics ranging from women and politics in Caroline drama to emblematic broadsides of monstrous fish. Currently, she is working on a paper examining the five senses and their relation to the soul in the poetry of Nicholas Breton. Her teaching interests include not only Sixteenth and Seventeenth-Century English Literature, but also Middle English Literature and Shakespeare. She has also developed courses on Feminist Literary Theory and Practice and on Women Dramatists, and is now working on a course about literature and aging.