Jane Barstow

Jane Barstow has a B.A. in English from Smith College and degrees in comparative literature from the Sorbonne and the University of Michigan, where she completed her Ph.D.  During her thirty plus years as a university professor, she has held several administrative positions, including chair of women’s studies and academic dean at Hartford College for Women.. She has also received three Fulbright scholarships to teach American literature at universities in Greece and Bulgaria. Other honors include being named professor of the year at HCW, the AAUW educational equity award and CT-NOW’s Prudence Crandall award for feminist leadership. Current and future courses include ones on the writers Margaret Atwood and Toni Morrison, on African American women writers and minority literature, and on social and literary constructions of childhood. Dr. Barstow is the author of One Hundred Years of American Women Writing, 1848-1948 (Scarecrow Press, 1997) and numerous articles on contemporary women writers. Her most recent publications include “At the Intersection: ‘Race, culture, identity and aesthetics’” in The Bluest Eye and “Reading in Groups: Women’s Clubs and College Literature Classes.” She also serves as vice-president of the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame and as the Harry Jack Gray Distinguishing Teaching Humanist.

Jane Barstow (left)

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