Assistant Professor of English
Vinson Hall 214
Dr. Kathryn Lane joined the faculty of Northwestern in the fall of 2011. She is an Assistant Professor of English, specializing in Romantic and Victorian literature.
Dr. Lane received her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1999 from Southeastern Louisiana University. In 2002, she graduated with her Master of Arts degree in Creative Writing from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, where she studied under Dr. Ernest Gaines and Dr. Darrell Bourque. She returned to the classroom that fall to pursue her doctorate in British literature at UL Lafayette. While working on her dissertation, Dr. Lane taught at Southeastern Louisiana University as well as a local, private high school. In December 2009, she graduated with her Doctor of Philosophy in English after completing her dissertation “More Than Girl Talk: Situating Sex and the City in Feminist Conversation.” Her research interests include “silenced” female authors of the Victorian period, feminist theory, popular culture, and the teaching of writing.
Since 2011, Dr. Lane has served as an area chair for the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association's area--The Geek and Popular Culture. In its second year, the area has doubled in size, offering 2 full panels at this year's conference in Albuquerque, NM. Furthermore, Dr. Lane serves the university by serving on the Student Affairs Committee as well as spearheading this year's Study Abroad group. In the summer of 2014, Dr. Lane will lead 12 travelers on a tour of Rome, Tuscany, Barcelona, and Madrid.
Dr. Lane has served as a teacher consultant for the National Writing Project since 2009 as well as an advanced fellow (2010, 2011) of the Southeastern Louisiana Writing Project. Since arriving at Northwestern, she has coordinated an interdisciplinary writing workshop for the Nursing Department as well as working as a consultant for Pearson Education, Inc. Named the department's Composition Coordinator in 2011, Dr. Lane has piloted several of the department's redesigned courses.