1. Oye What I'm Gonna Tell You by Milanés
  2. The Night We Set the Dead Kid on Fire by Ephraim
  3. Mud Song by Terry Thaxton
  4. Everyday Chica by Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés
  5. Marielitos, Balseros and Other Exiles by Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés
Department of English Graduate Programs
Louise Kane

Louise Kane, Ph.D.

Louise Kane is Assistant Professor of Global Modernisms. She teaches twentieth-century literature, literary modernism, and literary theory. Her work has been published in The Journal of Modern Periodical Studies, Literature and History, and several edited collections. Her first monograph project explores the little modernist magazine as a site of transnational exchange between global writers from North America, Europe, Asia, and the Caribbean. She is an Editor of The Journal of Wyndham Lewis Studies.


  • Ph.D. in English Literature from De Montfort University
  • B.A. in English Language and Literature from University of Oxford

Research Interests

Twentieth-century Literature; Literary Modernism; Transnational Literatures; American Literature; Asian-American Literature; British Literature; Caribbean Literature; Periodical Studies; Digital Humanities; Medical Humanities


  • Professor of the Year Award (Apr. 2018)  Golden Key International Honour Society (CCGA Chapter)
  • Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)-funded PhD Studentship, De Montfort University (2010-13)
  • Shelley Mills Essay Prize for Shakespeare Studies, University of Oxford (2009)
  • Wade-White Scholarship, University of Oxford (2007)
  • Dorothy Whitelock Prize for Old English Studies, University of Oxford (2007)
  • Oxford Opportunity Bursary, University of Oxford (2006-9)


Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
18246 LIT6936 Studies in Lct Theory Mixed-Mode/Reduce Seat-Time(M) W 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM Not Online

Ghosts and Modern Literature

This course explores representations of the supernatural and ghostly in global literature published between 1850-1950. From Haitian voodoo to Polynesian totem rituals, through to classic modern American ghost stories like Henry James's The Turn of the Screw or Latin American works like Carlos Fuentes's novella, Aura, this course asks you to consider what literary ghosts represent. Drawing on secondary theories from Freud, Jung, and Harold Bloom, we consider what it means to be a 'haunted text' and how ghosts relate to more generalized philosophical frameworks of religion, death, and types of epistemology. This course is geared toward enabling postgraduate employment, so many of the assignments we undertake are interdisciplinary in nature, encouraging you to develop skills you will need to enter fields like education, academia, advertising, publishing, or to apply to law school or PhD programs.

No courses found for Fall 2019.

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Updated: Aug 20, 2019

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