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Dr. Jane Creighton

Dr. Jane Creighton

Dr. Jane Creighton

Professor of EnglishEnglish


Her work has been published in such journals as Ploughshares, The American Voice, Gulf Coast, and, the online journal of The Poetry Foundation, as well as in the anthologies We Begin Here: Poems for Palestine and Lebanon (Interlink Books), Encountering Disgrace:Reading and Teaching Coetzee's Novel (Camden House), Still Seeking and Attitude: Critical Reflections on the Work of June Jordan (Lexington Books) Unwinding the Vietnam War (Real Comet Press) and Close to the Bone: Memoirs of Hurt, Rage, and Desire (Grove Press).

Degrees Earned

Ph.D, Rice University, 1997
M.A. in Creative Writing, University of Houston, 1991
B. A. Johnston College, University of Redlands, 1973

Courses Taught

ENG 3322: Mexican-American Literature
ENG 3345: Workshop in Creative Nonfiction
UHD 1304: Freshman Seminar-Culture

Experience Qualifications

Summary of Qualifications:Dr. Creighton is a tenured Professor of English at UHD. She has a PhD in American Literature, an MA in Creative Writing, and has had over thirty years of teaching literature and writing at all levels, with the past two decades spent in university teaching. Her publication and research make her well qualified to teach Creative Writing, Creative Nonfiction, Mexican American Literature, Multiethnic American Literature, Contemporary Literature, and the Literature of War and Its Aftermath. She is a recipient of the University of Houston-Downtown's Excellence in Teaching Award, a University Funded Faculty Development Leave, and a Fulbright Fellowship to teach American Literature at Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland.

More Information

American and Contemporary Literature, Creative Writing (poetry and creative non-fiction), Mexican American Literature


"Unsettled Memory: Meditations on Contested Ground," Edinburgh Companion to Twentieth-Century British and American War Literature, Ed. Adam Piette and Mark Rawlinson. U of Edinburgh P, 2012. 277-84.

"The Bodies of Others: A Meditation on the Environs of Reading J.M. Coetzee's Disgrace, and Caryl Phillips's The Nature of Blood." Encountering Disgrace: Reading and Teaching Coetzee's Novel. Ed. William McDonald. Rochester, N.Y.: Camden House, 2009. 313-29.

"Milagros." We Begin Here: Poems for Palestine and Lebanon. Ed. Kamal Boullata and Kathy Engel. Northampton, MA.: Interlink Books, 2007. 246-47.

"Abrazos y Despedidas: Saving Memory in John Phillip Santos's Places Left Unfinished at the Time of Creation." Literatures in English in the Context of Post-Colonialism, Postmodernism, and the Present. Ed. Jaroslav Kušnír. Prešov, Slovakia: Prešovská Univerzita v Prešove, 2007. 179-86.

"Writing War, Writing Memory: Remembering June Jordan." Features: Articles. The Poetry Foundation. 15 Aug. 2006. Web. 22 Oct. 2009. Reprint.

Writing War, Writing Memory." Still Seeking and Attitude: Critical Reflections on the Work of June Jordan. Ed. Valerie Kinloch and Margret Grebowicz. New York: Lexington, 2004. 243-55.