Janet Neigh, Ph.D.

Janet Neigh, Ph.D.
Program Chair and Associate Professor, English
Office Phone
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124 Kochel
ERIE, PA 16563

    Dr. Janet Neigh grew up on the other side of Lake Erie in Ontario, Canada. She received her B.A. from Simon Fraser University (2000), her M.A. from the University of Calgary (2003), and her Ph.D. from Temple University (2010). Her research areas include global modernism, poetry of the Americas, Caribbean studies, and transnational feminist theory.

    She is the author of Recalling Recitation in the Americas: Borderless Curriculum, Performance Poetry, and Reading (University of Toronto 2017). Her research has also been published in Ariel: A Review of International English Literature, The Cambridge Companion to Postcolonial Poetry, Feminist Formations, The Journal of Modern Literature, The Journal of West Indian Literature, Modernism/modernity, and sx archipelagos: a small axe platform of digital practice. Her creative writing can be found in the journals P-Queue, HOW2, and West Coast Line as well as the anthology Shift and Switch: New Canadian Poetry.

    Courses Taught

    • CMLIT 130, Banned Books: International and Comparative Perspectives
    • CMLIT 153, International Cultures: Film and Literature
    • CMLIT 406: Women and World Literature
    • CMLIT/COMM 453, Narrative Theory: Film and Literature
    • COMM 150, The Art of the Cinema
    • ENGL 015, Composition
    • ENGL 030, Honors Freshman Composition
    • ENGL 185, World Novel
    • ENGL 202B, Effective Writing in the Humanities
    • ENGL 312, Globality and Literature
    • HIST 250, Introduction to Modern Caribbean History
    • WMST 227, Introduction to Culture and Sexuality
    Research Interests

    performance studies, media studies, Caribbean literature, poetry of the Americas, decolonization


    Islands in the Air: Travelling by Plane in Anglophone Caribbean Literature", Ariel: A Review of International English Literature - January, 2018

    Recalling Recitation: Borderless Curriculum, Performance Poetry, and Reading - 2017

    Orality, Creoles, and Postcolonial Poetry in Performance - 2017

    Digitizing the 'Sound Explosions' of Anglophone Caribbean Poetry, sx archipelagos: a small axe platform for digital practice - June, 2016

    Dreams of Uncommon Languages: Transnational Feminist Pedagogy and Multilingual Poetics., Feminist Formations - April, 2014

    The Transnational Frequency of Radio Connectivity in Langston Hughes’s 1940s Poetics, Modernism/Modernity - 2013

    'Ramazani’s Global Vocabulary for Poetry' Rev. of A Transnational Poetics, by Jahan Ramazani, Journal of Modern Literature - 2011

    'Lyric Translations,' Review of God of Missed Connections by Elizabeth Bachinsky, Joy is so Exhausting by Susan Holbrook, m-Talá by Chus Pato, and The Rose Concordance by Angela Carr, Canadian Literature. Canadian Literature - 2010

    The Wiring of Bella O, P-Queue - 2010

    The Lickle Space of the Tramcar in Louise Bennett’s Feminist Postcolonial Poetics, Critical Perspectives on Louise Bennett. Special issue of The Journal of West Indian Literature - 2009

    'Soft Links of Innovative Narrative in North America,' Rev. of Biting the Error: Writers Explore Narrative, eds. Mary Burger, Robert Glück, Camille Roy and Gail Scott, Electronic Book Review - 2007

    Reading from the Drop: Poetics of Identification and Yeats’s ‘Leda and the Swan', Journal of Modern Literature - 2006

    The Wiring of Bella O, Shift and Switch: New Canadian Poetry - 2005

    A Conversational Case Analysis of Feminist Publishing: Press Gang (1970-2000), Open Letter: A Canadian Journal of Writing and Theory - 2004

    Paragraphing Intervals of Night, HOW2: Contemporary Innovative Writing by Women - 2004

    Paragraphing Intervals of Night, West Coast Line - 2004

    Sending Sentences through Gertrude Stein’s Continuous Present, Graduate Researcher: Journal for the Arts, Sciences, and Technology - 2003

    Selections from 'Unsent Message Fold(h)er', Endnote - 2003

    Sounding Future Sites, Filling Station - 2003

    Unsent Message Fold(h)er F, Off the Shelf: A Broadsheet Collection in Honor of Don Gorman and Shakespeare’s Shelf - 2003

    An Attempt to Remember Conversation, Yard - 2002

    Cardinal, Orange - 2002

    Sexing the Copula, Tads - 2001


    Ph D, English, Temple University

    MA, English and Creative Writing, University of Calgary

    BA, English, Simon Fraser University