Jane Collins

Jane Collins

Associate Professor
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
English and Modern Language 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

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


Review of The collaboration: Hollywood’s pact with Hitler by Ben Urwand

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

Setting stone
(2013). (Issue 6) , pages 126-7.

The salt eater
(2013). (Issue 6) , pages 124-5.

Appreciating (textual) diversity: Learning communities and non-traditional and disadvantaged students
(2012). Faculty Resource Network (FRN) National Symposium Journal. https://www.nyu.edu/frn/publications/new.faces.new.expectations/index.html

How a light little device transformed the writing workshop
(2011, November).

Introduction to the Kay Ryan Folio

“Cooling the Surface, Tending the Cracks: An Interview with Kay Ryan.”
(2010). Drunken Boat 11.

Of Sonnets, Divas and the Rhythms of Healing: Rafael Campo Talks About His Career as a Poet and Physician
(2006). The Seattle Review. (Issue 28.1)

As You Like It
(2005, July (3rd Quarter/Summer)). (Issue 23.2) , pages 34-36.

(2005, July (3rd Quarter/Summer)). (Issue 23.2) , pages 31-33.

"Susan DuVerger"
(2004). The New Dictionary of National Biography.

Chapter Twenty-five: Jane Collins, Pace University
(2004). Peter Seldin (Eds.), Bolton, MA :Anker Publishing.

Landscape with Mountains and River
(2004). (Issue 39.1) , pages 280-284.

“Anna Weamys.”
(2004). The New Dictionary of National Biography.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
(2004, October (4th Quarter/Autumn)). (Issue 22.3) , pages 117-119.

Cousin Johnny
(2003). (Issue 20) , pages 34-35.

Letter to My Sister
(2003). (Issue 14) , pages 134.

On Painting Judith and Holofernes
(2003). (Issue 15.2) , pages 159-160.

Sophia Hawthorne at Her Downstairs Window, January 22, 1845
(2003). (Issue 29.4) , pages 41.

(2003). (Issue 15.2) , pages 159.

‘“Oh learn to read what silent love hath writ:” Sam Mendes’ Twelfth Night and Uncle Vanya.’
(2003). Shakespeare Bulletin: A Journal of Performance Criticism and Scholarship. , pages 21.2 Spring/Summer.

“Publishing Private Pleasures: The Gentlewoman Reader of Barnaby Riche and George Pettie.”
(2003). Explorations in Renaissance Culture. (Issue 29.1) , pages 185-210.

As You Like It
(2003, April (2nd Quarter/Spring)). (Issue 21.2) , pages 9-10.

(2003, January (1st Quarter/Winter)). (Issue 21.1) , pages 40-42.

(2002, July (3rd Quarter/Summer)). (Issue 20.3) , pages 12-13.

Measure for Measure
(2001, October (4th Quarter/Autumn)). (Issue 19.4) , pages 8-9.

The Rape of Lucretia
(2001, October (4th Quarter/Autumn)). (Issue 19.4) , pages 16-17.

Kit Marlowe
(2001, April (2nd Quarter/Spring)). (Issue 19. 1) , pages 10.

(2000, October (4th Quarter/Autumn)). (Issue 18.4) , pages 12.

Roberto Devereux
(2000, October (4th Quarter/Autumn)). (Issue 18.4) , pages 13.

“Boy Actresses in the Classroom.”
(1999). Shakespeare. Vol 3.1 , pages 19-20.

“King Lear in South Africa: An Interview with Director James Whyle.”
(1999). Shakespeare Bulletin: A Journal of Performance Criticism and Scholarship. Vol 17.1 (Issue Winter) , pages 35-37.

The Taming of the Shrew
(1999, July (3rd Quarter/Summer)). (Issue 17.3) , pages 12-13.

Twelfth Night
(1999, July (3rd Quarter/Summer)). (Issue 17.3) , pages 13-14.

“The World is Smaller Than You Think: International Students Bring Their Cultures to Pace.”
(1998). In Connections: A Text Compiled for Pace University Freshman Seminars..

(1998, October (4th Quarter/Autumn)). (Issue 16.4) , pages 8-9.

Falstaff (Verdi).”
(1998, October (4th Quarter/Autumn)). (Issue 16.4) , pages 11-12.

Loves’ Fire: Fresh Numbers by Seven American Playwrights
(1998, October (4th Quarter/Autumn)). (Issue 16.4) , pages 9-11..

Falstaff (Salieri)
(1998, July (3rd Quarter/Summer)). (Issue 16.3) , pages 9-10.

Much Ado About Nothing.”
(1998, July (3rd Quarter/Summer)). (Issue 16.3) , pages 10-11.

Shakespeare’s R&J
(1998, April (2nd Quarter/Spring)). (Issue 16.2) , pages 16-17.

Antony and Cleopatra
(1998, January (1st Quarter/Winter)). (Issue 16.1) , pages 24-25..

Proceedings of the Northeast Regional Meeting of the Conference on Christianity and Literature

Susan DuVerger's Admirable Events (1639)

“Conceptual Theories of Metaphor and Religious Poetry: Two Strategies for Reading.”
(1996). Proceedings of the Northeast Regional Meeting of the Conference on Christianity and Literature.

“Susan DuVerger.”
(1996). An Encyclopedia of British Women Writers.

“Writing for a Community: Using Internet Newsgroups for a Student-Centered Classroom.”
(1996). Field Guide to Writing in the Twenty-First Century.

“Creating Communities: Strategies for Supporting Minority Women in the Classroom.”
(1995). Proceedings of the Eighth Annual International Conference on Women in Higher Education..

Authorial Providence and the Dramatic Form of Samson Agonistes
(1994). Spokesperson Milton: Voices in Contemporary Criticism.


See the Writing on the Wall: Strategies for Designing and Using More Effective Classroom Spaces
(2016, October 21). Enhancing Teaching Effectiveness. Nyack Center for Teaching Excellence and Faculty Resources,

Take Our Your Cell Phones and Write on the Walls: Designing and Using Classrooms for Active, Engaged Learning
(2016, May 17). Faculty Institute. Pace University,

“Student Writers Take on the World: New Self-publishing Technology Takes Students and Faculty Beyond the Classroom.”
(2015, November 27). Best Practices Conference: Shared Responsibility: Student and Faculty Engagement. Pace University,

The Global Student: How New Technologies Connect Students to the Larger World
(2014, November 22). The Global Imperative for Higher Education. Faculty Resource Network,

“The Global Student: How New Technologies Connect Students to the Larger World.”
(2014, November 21). The Global Imperative for Higher Education Conference. The Faculty Resource Network,

The Story in the Code: Recognizing the Digital Game as a Narrative Form
(2014, May 8). Third Annual Undergraduate Student-Faculty Research Showcase. Pace University,

Game On: how video gaming offers opportunities for critical analysis but significant challenges for digital literacy
(2014, April 11). Dyson Day Conference 2014: Learning for Digital Natives. Pace University,

The New Game in Town: Video Gaming as an Emerging Literary Form and the Challenges of Digital Literacy
(2014, March 1). Humanities Education and Research Association National Conference. Washington, DC.

Writing Into the World: ePortfolios from Undergraduate Reflection to Professional Performance
(2013, November 23). Reinventing Liberal Education: 2013 FRN National Symposium. Miami, FL.

The ePortfolio Journey: How Student ePortfolio Uses and Style Evolve
(2013, May 22). The Art and Science of Effective Instruction for the Pace Student: the 12th Annual Faculty Institute. New York.

Appreciating (Textual) Diversity: Learning Communities and Non-traditional and Disadvantaged Students
(2012, November 17). 2012 Faculty Resource Network National Symposium: New Faces, New Expectations. New Orleans, LA.

(2012, November 3). Tarrytown Library presents readers from The Westchester Review. Tarrytown Library

Hands-on with iPads: Workshop for Faculty
(2012, May 18). Pace Faculty Institute. .

IPads as Innovation
(2012, April 13). Pace University Dyson Day. .

(2012, March 31). The Westchester Poetry Festival. .

IPads in the Classroom:Prelimary Notes from the Pace iPad Pilot Project
(2012, March 28). Pace University Tech Expo. Pleasantville, NY.

IPad Initiative Panel
(2011). Dyson Day Conference, Spring 2011. .

(2004, June). Howland Cultural Center Calling All Poets reading series. Beacon, NY.

(2004, May 23). Writers in the Mountains presents Poetry in Motion. Roxbury, NY.

(2003, June 14). Woodstock Poetry Society,

(2002, September 21). Tenth Anniversary Celebration of Bright Hill Press. Bright Hill Center, Treadwell, NY.

Cousin Johnny
(2002, September 8). Words for 9/11. Bright Hill Center, Treadwell, NY.

Using Computers in the Writing Classroom
(2001, April 29). Nassau Community College

Networked Writing Labs
(2000, May). Nassau Community College

(2000, April). The New Jersey Faculty Development Tenth Annual Conference. Bergen Community College

(2000, January). Centenary College

“The Honor of Our Nation and Sex:” Susan DuVerger’s Debate with Margaret Cavendish”
(1999, June 11). International Conference on Margaret Cavendish. Paris.

Publishing Private Pleasures
(1998, April). Conference on The Literature of Pleasure and Desire. Binghamtom, NY.

Boy Actresses in the Classroom: Rethinking Gender and History Through Performance
(1998, February 27). 2nd International Teaching Shakespeare Conference sponsored by the national Council of Teachers of English. Chicago, IL.

Practicing Public Discourse: Network Theory and the Social Production of Knowledge
(1997, November 1). 8th Annual Mid-Atlantic Popular Culture Association Conference. Baltimore, MD.

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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.