Ph.D. Boston University (English Literature)
MA Boston University (English Literature)
BA Hamilton College (Comparative Literature and Creative Writing)
Jessica Kent has offered writing courses on expatriate Americans in Paris, love in the modern novel, the fate of difficult literature in the digital age, global magical realism and more. Her current courses explore the American family from 1890 to the present through a study of fiction, film, and historical texts. Her research interests include queer theory, ethics, the phenomenon of celebrity authorship, and narrative depictions of consciousness. She is the 2015 recipient of the Leon Edel Prize and her work appears in scholarly journals including The Henry James Review and Twentieth-Century Literature.