Jane Campbell

Professor Jane Campbell

Professor of English

CLO 274 | 219/989-2413 campbell@purduecal.edu

Courses commonly taught:

African American Literature, Slavery to 1940
African American Literature, 1940 to the Present
African American Women’s Fiction
International Women’s Literature
Literature by Women of Color
Ethnic Women Writers
Seminar in Literature and Culture
Seminar in History and Literature
Contemporary American Fiction
American Literary Culture, 1820-1850
Women in the Media (with Dr. Theresa Carilli)
Literature and Performance (with Dr. Theresa Carilli)

Areas of Specialization:

American literature
African American literature
Ethnic and Global literatures
Women’s Studies


Born in Indianapolis, Jane Campbell, Professor of English at Purdue University Calumet, received her B.A. from the University of Arkansas and her M.A. and Ph.D from Northern Illinois University. Professor Campbell is the recipient of both the Outstanding Scholar Award and the Outstanding Teacher Award at Purdue University Calumet, one of only two professors on campus who have received both awards.  Her most recent publications include two anthologies and a journal co-edited with Theresa Carilli: Challenging Images of Women in the Media: Reinventing Women’s Lives (Lexington, 2012), Women and the Media: Diverse Perspectives (University Press of America, 2005), and The Global Media Journal: Special Issue on Women and the Media (October, 2006).   She is the author of Mythic Black Fiction:  the Transformation of History (University of Tennessee Press, 1986).  Mythic Black Fiction is a seminal work that continues to be widely cited.  Professor Campbell’s literary criticism has appeared in Callaloo:  A Journal of African and African American Arts and Letters, Obsidian, Black Women in America, The Oxford Companion to Women’s Writing in the U. S., The Dictionary of Literary Biography, The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Belles Lettres, and U. S. Media and the Middle East:  Image and Perception.


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