Department of English

Jane Kuenz

Professor of English
Jane Kuenz

Office Location

113 & 415 Luther Bonney Hall, Portland

Faculty Office Hours Spring 2019

By appointment at:



Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D., English, Duke University, 1995
  • M.A., English, Duke University, 1991
  • M.F.A., Creative Writing, University of Alabama, 1987
  • B.A., English and Political Science, Spring Hill College, 1983


Jane Kuenz, Professor of English, joined the Department of English at the University of Southern Maine in 1995. She holds a BA in English and Political Science (Spring Hill College), an MFA in Creative Writing (University of Alabama), and a Ph.D. in English (Duke University). A past Chair of the English Department, she serves now as Associate Dean of the School of Business. Her published research on American literature, African-American literature and cultural studies includes Strip Cultures: Finding America in Las Vegas and Inside the Mouse: Work and Play at Disney World and essays in Modernism/Modernity, Cultural Critique, Yale Journal of Criticism, African American Review, South Atlantic Quarterly.

Research Interests

American literature, African-American literature, cultural studies