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Faculty Image Kathleen Kane
Office: LA 111
Phone: (406) 243-5284
Email: katie.kane@mso.umt.edu

 

Current Position:

Director of Irish Studies

Office Hours:

Tuesday 12:30-1:30

Thursday 12:30-2:00

Field Of Study:

Ethnic and Third World Literature and Culture.  Colonials and Postcolonial Literature and Cutlure.  Critical Theory.  Theories of Globalization.  Irish and Native American History and Culture. 

Courses:

LIT 300 Introduction to Literary Theory

LIT 400 Cultural Studies

Education:

Moorhead State University, English Major/Philosophy Minor, BA

University of Texas, English Literature: Ethnic and Third World Concentration/Philosophy Sub-emphasis, Ph.D.

Affiliations:

Modern Languages Association: Delegate Assemblyperson, 2006-2009.

American Conference for Irish Studies

American Studies Association

Montana Gaelic Cutlural Society

Specialized Skills:

Irish 100 Education, 2009, Irish Voice and The Irish American Magazine

Humanities Montana Grant Award, 2008-2009

Council of Irish Culture, Irish Government: Research Award, 2008

NEH Summer Institute “Anglo-Irish Identities, 1600-1800” Notre Dame, 2007

The Inaugural Outstanding Faculty Mentoring Award, 2006-2007

The Winston and Helen Cox Teaching Award, University of Montana, 2003

Rocky Mountain Center for the Study of the West Faculty Research Fellowship in Regional or Western Studies, 2002

Selected Publications:

“‘Will Come Forth in Tongues and Fury’: Relocating Irish Cultural Studies.”  Cultural Studies, Volume, 15:1 (January, 2001), 98-123.  Republished in Contemporary Literary Criticism, Vol. 208 (CLC-208), September, 2005.

“Sinn Fein and the Educative Process: An Interview with Daisy Mules.”  Jovert: A Journal of Postcolonial Studies, 4.1 (Fall, 1999) http://152.1.96.5/jouvert/.  (Co-authored with Karen Steele and Bret Benjamin).

“Nits Make Lice: Drogheda, Sand Creek and the Poetics of Colonial Extermination.”  Cultural Critique 42 (Spring, 1999).  81-103. 

 “Desire and Learning: The Perversity of Pedagogy.” Situating College English: Lessons From an American University.  Eds. Evan Carton and Alan Friedman.  Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1996.  159-164.

Other Publications:

Newspaper Movie Reviews

“Unmoved: The Changeling,” November 6, 2008.  The Independent.

“Raw Bond: Quantum of Solace,” November 20, 2008, The Independent.

Best of the Year: Thumbs Up, Dark Knight, Burn After Reading, Hellboy II,” December 25, 2008 The Independent.

“Moral Dilemma: “The Trap,” December 11, 2008, The Independent. 

Glass of Hope: Milk,” February 12, 2009, The Independent. 

“Big Sky Film Festival: Rough Aunties, Rock-A-Fire Explosion, Blast, and March Point,” Feb 19, 2009, The Independent.  

“Reversal of Fortune: Duplicity,March 26, 2009, The Independent

“Half Baked: Julia & Julie,” August 13, 2009, The Independent

 

Languages Known:

  • Chinese - elementary proficiency
  • Latin - limited working proficiency
  • Gaelic - general intermediate
  • French - general intermediate