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Jane Bowers
Position: Professor
Campus Affiliation: John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Phone: (212) 484-1347

Professor Bowers was educated at Harvard University and at U.C. Berkeley, where she received her Ph.D. in English in 1981. She has written two books on Gertrude Stein: They Watch Me as They Watch This: Gertrude Stein's Metadrama (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1991), which was selected as a Choice Outstanding Academic Book of 1991-1992, and Gertrude Stein, a general introduction to Stein's life and work published by MacMillan/St. Martin's in 1993 as a volume in their series on women writers. From 1995-2003 she was the co-editor of the Journal of American Drama and Theatre. As a fellow of the Bunting Institute at Harvard during the 1996-97 academic year, she began her current project, a book about American performance poetry. She has served as the Director of Academic Affairs for the City University of New York Honors College since 2001. Her fields of interest are twentieth-century American drama and performance