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Jeanne Holland

HollandAssociate Professor for the Department of English

Hoyt 243,


Holland received her Ph.D. in English from the University at Buffalo (NY) in 1989 and has been a UW English faculty member ever since. She loves to hang out with her spirited twentysomething daughter as well as spend time with friends, hashing over movies. Despite the cold, Holland appreciates Wyoming’s bright sunny days and blue skies.  Her research and teaching interests include whiteness studies, captivity narratives, the early American novel, and modern and contemporary American popular culture.


Ph.D., University at Buffalo, NY

M.A., Auburn University

B.A., Auburn University

Recent and Upcoming Courses

Survey II of English and American Literature, 1750-1865

The Rise of the Novel in America

American Indian Literature

Studies in Early American Literature

Selected Publications/Awards

Holland, Jeanne [forthcoming] with Susan Aronstein. “Whiteness, Whiteness Everywhere: Walt Disney’s Civil War Productions” in The Civil War in Television and Film, edited Douglas Brode (Scarecrow Press, 2018)

Holland, Jeanne.  “’It’s Complicated’:  Spider-Man 2’s Reinscription of ‘Good’ versus ‘Evil’ in Post-9/11 America.”  Journal of American Culture 35.4 (2012):  289-303.

Ellbogen Award for Excellence in Teaching

A & S Top 10 Prof Award (selected twice)


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