Jane Chance's Page

Jane Chance is Professor of English at Rice University, where she has taught since 1973. Her research interests center on mythology and myth-making, the reception of classical mythology and medieval Latin literature in the Middle Ages, particularly in England (especially in relation to Chaucer and Gower); medieval women writers (Christine de Pizan in particular) and the study of gender; and modern medievalism (Tolkien in particular): see Jane Chance's books, articles , and the two series she edits, The Library of Medieval Women and Greenwood Guides to Historic Events in the Medieval World. See also a listing of her Invited, Plenary, and Keynote Lectures, her Honors and Awards and her Editorial Positions, Offices, and Appointments.

In summer of 1997 she directed an NEH Institute for College and University Teachers on "The Literary Traditions of Medieval Women" at Rice University; from 1996-1998 she chaired the Rice University English Department Speakers Committee. In summer of 2000 she participated in the CEU/CARA/Medieval Academy Institute on "Issues and Resources in Central Europe for research on the Middle Ages" held in Budapest. For Tolkien at Kalamazoo in 2003, see the five sessions on "J. R. R. Tolkien and The Discourses of Myth".

Courses (Most Recent Syllabus Only):

Her son Antony Passaro's pages Here

Favorite Medieval Internet Sites Page

Jane Chance can be contacted at: jchance@ruf.rice.edu and 713-348-2625. Address: Department of English-MS30, Rice Univ., P.O. Box 1892, Houston, Tx 77251-1892

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