Jane Collins

Jane Collins

Associate Professor
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
English, Writing & Cultural Studies

Jane Collins

Choate House


Faculty Bio

Dr. Jane Collins is an Associate Professor of English. She publishes poetry, literary criticism and pedagogy scholarship. She is the founder and director of the Dyson Scholars in Residence program and she is the Faculty in Residence in Alumni Hall.


PhD, The Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York, 1995

MA, Queens College, City University of New York, 1992

BA, Rutgers College, 1983
English, Phi Beta Kappa

Research and Creative Works

Research Interest

Jane Collins publishes literary criticism, theater reviews and poetry.

Grants, Sponsored Research and Contracts

Collins, J. M. May 2015 - June 2015. NEH, Federal. Funded. NEH Summer Institute: BUDDHIST ASIA: TRADITIONS, TRANSMISSIONS AND TRANSFORMATIONS Institute Dates: May 25 - June 26, 2015 Location: East-West Center, Honolulu, Hawaii Project Director: Peter Hershock (East-West Center) Website: www.asdp-buddhistasia.org Institute Publication of my final project: “Now and Zen: Contemporary Buddhist-inspired Film and Fiction from The Beats to The Matrix” http://www.asdp-buddhistasia.org/Jane%20Collins%20NEH%20Institute%20final%20project.pdf

Courses Taught

Past Courses

ENG 110: Composition
ENG 120: Critical Writing
ENG 120: Critical Writing - LC
ENG 201: Writing in the Disciplines
ENG 223: Creating a Good Life
ENG 223: Creative Writing
ENG 223: Writing about Cultures
ENG 307: Creative Writing: Fiction
ENG 308: Creative Writing: Poetry
ENG 326: Fiction Writing for Teachers
ENG 326: Topic: Travel Writing
ENG 326: Topics in Professional Wrtng
ENG 393: Internship
ENG 395: Independent Study in English
ENG 396: Topics: Playwriting
FSS 203: The Art of Film
FSS 296: Film at the Jacob Burns Ctr
FSS 383: Theories of Film
FSS 386: Seminar on Film
INT 200: Tpc:Dyson Sch in Residence Smr
LIT 211: Shakespeare in his Times
LIT 212: American Literature II
LIT 212: Gbl Crsngs:Chlng & Chng in Lit
LIT 212: Studies in the Short Story
LIT 280: Shakespeare goes to the Movies
LIT 297: Topic:Storytelling
LIT 343: Contemporary American Lit
LIT 343: Contemporary Amrcn Literature
LIT 347: American Short Fiction
LIT 348: Literature and Film
LIT 360: Shakespeare on Film
LIT 362: Shakespeare
LIT 386: Sem: African-Amer Lit & Film
LIT 395: Independent Study-Literature
LIT 396: Tpc: Oral Literature & History
LIT 482: Sem:Plys & Flms of Tennesse Wi
LIT 499: Senior Year Experience
LIT 499: Senior Yr Experience:Capstone

Publications and Presentations


“Now and Zen: Contemporary Buddhist-inspired Film and Fiction from The Beats to The Matrix”
Collins, J. M. (2015).

Related News and Stories

Pace Magazine

Meet Pace’s newest Faculty in Residence Ramón Emilio Fernández, PhD, as he outlines his aspirations for the position, and say goodbye to outgoing Faculty in Residence Jane Collins, PhD, as she offers reflections on the importance of bridging the gap between students and faculty.