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Jeanette Tran

Jeanette Tran

Class Adviser & Associate Faculty
B.A. English, University of California, Los Angeles, 2004
M.A. English, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 2005
Ph.D. English, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 2013

Jeanette Tran’s teaching and research interests include Early Modern literature (drama and poetry), representations of race, ethnicity and the foreign, the history of cross-cultural encounter, and decorum as an aesthetic category. She received her Ph.D. in English from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her dissertation, “Reorienting Decorum: Representing and Recognizing the Foreign on the Early Modern English Stage,” argues that theatrical decorum became a key mediating concept for recognizing, and misrecognizing, the foreign on the early modern English stage. By showing the interconnection between decorum and the foreign, her study provides a literary pre-history for the interrogation of the modes of cultural perception that produce knowledge. In addition to her academic pursuits, Jeanette brings to Gallatin her passion and commitment to helping students succeed inside and outside of the classroom. At UW-Madison, where she worked as an instructor in Writing Center, taught courses in literature and composition, and served as the Asian-American representative on the Multicultural Student Center Advisory Board, she was recognized for her exceptional service to the university’s learning community.


Contact Information

Jeanette Tran

Class Adviser & Associate Faculty
1 Wash Pl, Room 513
(212) 992-9838
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Office Hours
Monday 2:30-5
Tuesday 11-12
Thursday 9:30-12


2014 Spring

Self Fashioning in Literature and Drama
Mon,Wed 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

2013 Spring

Self Fashioning in Literaure and Drama
Mon,Wed 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

2012 Spring

Self Fashioning in Literature and Drama
Thu 3:30 PM - 6:10 PM

2011 Spring

First-Year Research Seminar: Writing on the Wild Side
Tue,Thu 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Research and Teaching Interests

16th and 17th century English literature (dramatic and poetic figures); race and ethnicity; decorum

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