Department of English

Nancy Gish

Professor of English, Emerita
Nancy Gish

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Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D., English, University of Michigan, 1973
  • M.A., English, University of Michigan, 1965
  • B.A., English, University of Michigan, 1964


Nancy K. Gish is Professor Emerita at the University of Southern Maine. She has taught at the University of Michigan, Wayne State University, and the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to teaching modern literature, rhetoric, and many courses in Women’s Studies, she was a founder and the first director of USM’s Women’s and Gender Studies Program and the director of the Provost’s Summer Writing Seminar. She has received many awards for teaching and scholarship, including a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship and a research fellowship to Oxford Brookes University. Her scholarship includes three books on T. S. Eliot, two on Hugh MacDiarmid, and many articles on modern poets and Scottish women poets.

Research Interests

20th-century British and American literature, 20th-century poetry, theory, women's studies