Jenny Caneen, Ph.D. | Department of English

Jenny Caneen, Ph.D.

Senior Lecturer
409G Language Bldg

Dr. Jenny Caneen specializes in Early Modern British literature, in particular the historical and literary accounts of the sick, vagrant, and lawless underclasses of the period. Her current project focuses on the attitudes to bodily health in the references to food in early modern drama. She served as the Assistant Director of the English Department's Writing Program from 2016 - 2017. She has created and
taught an eclectic variety of courses and topics since 1997, including Milton, Shakespeare, Shakespeare Appropriations, Early Modern Drama & the Cavalier Poets, Sturdy Rogues and Masterless Men in Early Modern Drama, Introduction to Literary Analysis, surveys of British Literature and World Literature, Science Fiction, Tolkien, Faerie Tales, Writing About Literature (TAMS), and innumerable versions of Freshman Writing. She is the recipient of the Fred L. Standley Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Phi Eta Sigma Award for Excellence in Teaching. She is also the recipient of numerous acting awards from her previous vocation as a professional singer/actress.

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