Jane Pinchin

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Jane Pinchin

Thomas A. Bartlett Chair and Professor of English, Emerita

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BA, Harpur College, SUNY Binghamton; MA (1965), PhD (1973), Columbia University

  • Thomas A. Bartlett Professor in the Department of English
  • Chair, Department of English, 2005-2013
  • Acting Director of the Picker Art Gallery, 2003- 2005
  • Member of the Bowdoin College Board of Trustees, 2003-present
  • Vice President for Academic Advancement, 2002-2005
  • Interim President, 2001-2002
  • Provost and Dean of the Faculty, 1994-2001
  • Director of the Division of the Humanities, 1991-1994
  • Director of the Division of University Studies, 1987-1991
  • University Professor and Chair of General Education Core
  • "The Modern Experience" 1984-1987

E.M. Forster and Virginia Woolf, Bloomsbury, Wallace Stevens, the Brontes, women in literature, contemporary literature, and the annual teaching of Living Writers and LWOnline.

Modern Greek literature, E.M. Forster, Alexandria, Bloomsbury in fiction and painting, Virginia Woolf

  • Alexandria Still: Forster, Durrell and Cavafy (Princeton University Press, 1977 and American University in Cairo Press, 1989)
  • Chapters on Lawrence and Gerald Durrell in Blood Brothers: Siblings as Writers (1983)
  • Articles in Critical Essays on Lawrence Durrell (1987) and in Twentieth Century Literary Criticism, Modern Fiction Studies and The Christian Science Monitor. Alejandria: Cavafis, Forster y Durrell, translated by Andres Arenas and Enrique Giron (Almed, 2005), preface on Cavafy translation and reception, in English and Spanish.