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Jane Hwang Degenhardt

Jane Hwang Degenhardt, Five College assistant professor of English, earned her B.A. from Hamilton College and her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.

Professor Degenhardt's current research project focuses on the staging of eastern identities and Islamic conversion in popular plays of the Renaissance period. She also enjoys writing about the forging of American identity in Asian American and African American literature.

Her teaching interests include Renaissance drama, gender and race studies, Asian American literature, and African American literature.

Recent and Upcoming Courses
HACU-0295: Religion, Magic, and the Shakespearean Stage (Spring 2014)
Religion Magic and the Shakespearean Stage (Fall 2010)


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