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Janis Greve

Lecturer and Chief Undergraduate Advisor

jgreve@english.umass.edu

(413) 545-5464

E345B South College

Janis Greve is the Chief Undergraduate Advisor and Honors Program Director.   She received her B.A. from SUNY Buffalo and her Ph.D. in English from UMass Amherst.

She is the author of "Orphanhood and "Photo"-portraiture in Mary McCarthy's Memories of a Catholic Girlhood" (in American Women's Autobiography: Fea(s)ts of Memory) and "Legal Bodies, Racial Bodies: Autobiography and Autonomy in Patricia Williams' The Alchemy of Race and Rights " (in Bodies of Resistance: New Phenomenologies of Politics, Agency, and Culture).  She has also published poems in a number of journals, including The Florida ReviewThe New Delta Review, and The North American Review.

Research Areas

  • 20th Century and Contemporary Literature
  • American Literature
  • Theory and Cultural Studies

Courses Recently Taught

  • Contemporary American Autobiography
  • (Dis)ability and Literature
  • Memoirs of Crisis
  • Intensive Seminar in Literary Studies
  • a regularly offered career exploration workshop