Louise Kane

Louise Kane, Ph.D.


Louise Kane is Assistant Professor of Global Modernisms. Her research is interdisciplinary and comparative in its focus on the literary, historical, and sociological contexts of transnational modernism, particularly in relation to little magazines and periodicals. Her work has been published in The Journal of Modern Periodical Studies, Literature and History, and The Space Between: Literature and Culture 1914-1945. Recent publications explore representations of shell shock and trauma in WWI-era medical journals and reading world cinema periodicals through digital humanities approaches. She is Director of the externally-funded "Literature the Consoler: Modernism, Medical Humanities, and Mental Health" research project and an Editor of The Journal of Wyndham Lewis Studies. Dr. Kane teaches courses in world literature, literary modernism, modern Asian fiction, literature of the Global South, and literary theory. She is interested in supervising students working on lesser-studied modernist figures and movements, such as Sui Sin Far, Borges's ultraísmo, or Japanese dōjinshi


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

Research Interests

World Literature 1890-Present; Literary Modernism; Little Magazines and Periodical Studies; Global Anglophone Literatures; Interdisciplinary Approaches; Asian American Literature; British Literature 1900-1950; Caribbean Modernism; Digital Humanities; Medical Humanities; Holocaust Studies/ Literature; Translation Studies


  • Literature the Consoler: Modernism, Medical Humanities, and Mental Health Research Project (funded by the Florida Humanities Council and NEH, 2019-20). 
  • 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)


No courses found for Fall 2024.

Course Number Course Title Mode Session Date and Time Syllabus
60966 ENG3831 Intro to Editorial Professions Web-Based (W) B Unavailable
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Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
20252 ENG3831 Intro to Editorial Professions Web-Based (W) Unavailable

This course is designed to provide an overview of different editorial professions. Students will learn the difference between general editing and proofreading, editing for scholarly journals, editing fiction, and editing nonfiction, such as website ‘copy’ (this means text) and copy in other digital formats. They will gain an understanding of the different roles of editors and copyeditors, as well as the difference between copyediting and proofreading. They will also learn how to work with a variety of different style guides (e.g., APA, Chicago, MLA) and learn the basics of grammar and mechanics for copyediting. My follow-up course, ENG4832, offers you more hands-on experience in applying the introductory knowledge and skills you learn here.
11499 LIT6216 Issues in Literary Study Face to Face (P) W 06:00 PM - 08:50 PM Unavailable

Wednesday, 6 – 8:50 

Things that go ‘bump’ in the night, disappearances, bizarre coincidences, doppelgangers, cults, cryptograms, and treasure hunts… these are some of the unexpected and unexplained things we’ll be covering on this course. Using various critical approaches, you will be encouraged to develop your own interpretations and explanations in relation to texts that explore and expose a myriad of strange goings on and curiously questionable phenomena. From the Moberly-Jourdain Incident, immortalized in Frances Lamont and Elizabeth Morison’s An Adventure (1911), to Daphne du Maurier’s “Don’t Look Now” (1979), the course will introduce you to the unexpected and the unexplained in interdisciplinary contexts while providing a solid grounding in literary theory that will serve you well as you proceed through your graduate studies. 

Updated: Feb 11, 2022