Jenny Caneen-Raja's research interests are primarily in Early Modern British literature. Her research and conference presentations investigate the representation of marginalized populations: the Rogues, Sturdy Beggars and Masterless Men whose fictionalized accounts rendered them into an identifiable threat to the emerging body politic of Elizabethan and Jacobean England. She has also taught at Kent State University, Twinsburgh Community College, and Florida State University. She has designed an eclectic variety of courses over the years, ranging from Shakespeare Appropriations, Science Fiction and The Rhetoric of Disease and the Body, to Science Literacy, the Faerie Tale and Early American Literature. She is the recipient of the Fred L. Standley Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Phi Eta Sigma Award for Excellence in Teaching. Since coming to UNT, she has been teaching survey courses in British and World literatures, Literary Analysis, and first-year composition. Before attending graduate school at Florida State University, Ms. Caneen-Raja was a professional singer/dancer/actress.
- Creative Writing
- Why English?