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, postcolonial studies, and the teaching of writing.
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. In the spring of 2012, she will be piloting a revised Fundamentals of English course.