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  • Ph.D., Cornell University
  • M.A., Cornell University
  • B.A., University of Pennsylvania


Jane E. Kim was born in State College and grew up in Philadelphia. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania, majoring in English and French, and received her M.A. and Ph.D. in English literature from Cornell University. Her dissertation focused on the influence of Dante's poetic theology on British Romantic conceptions of the poet and poetry. Jane is thrilled to be a part of the Biola community, studying great books with Torrey Honors' bright students.


Modern Language Association
North American Society for the Study of Romanticism
Nineteenth Century Studies Association


Recognition of Achievement in Teaching, Knight Institute for Writing in the Disciplines, Cornell University, 2014

Publications (Selected)

Refereed Journal Articles

  • “Jobian Suffering in Shelley’s The Cenci,” SEL: Studies in English Literature, 52.4 (Autumn 2012): 535-566.
  • “My Brother’s Keeper: The Striving of Siblings in Joanna Baillie’s De Monfort,” European Romantic Review, 23.6 (December 2012): 707-726.


  • “Dantean Allegory in Prometheus Unbound,” The Unbinding Prometheus Project, University of Pennsylvania (August 2014).
  • “Figures of Exile in Lord Byron’s ‘Prophecy of Dante,’” North American Society for the Study of Romanticism, Washington, D. C. (July 2014).
  • “Poetic Exile in Lord Byron’s The Prophecy of Dante,” Possession and Dispossession in the Nineteenth Century, Cornell University (April 2013).
  • “‘That I may see and tell of things invisible to mortal sight’: Paradise Lost Book III,” Guest lecture, Engl 2020: The English Literary Tradition I, Cornell University (November 2012).
  • “Solitude and Communion in Shelley’s Alastor,” Longing and Belonging in the Nineteenth Century, Cornell University (March 2012).
  • “Biblical Hatred in Joanna Baillie’s De Monfort,” Nineteenth Century Studies Association Conference, Asheville, North Carolina (March 2012).
  • “Suffering in Shelley’s The Cenci,” The King James Bible and Its Cultural Afterlife, Ohio State University (May 2011).
  • “Fathers in Percy Shelley’s The Cenci,” Location and Dislocation in the Nineteenth Century, Cornell University (April 2011).
  • “Biblical Apocalypse in Shelley’s Prometheus Unbound,” Northeast MLA Conference, Rutgers University (April 2011).
  • “Atheism in Shelley’s ‘Mont Blanc’ and ‘Hymn to Intellectual Beauty,’” Guest lecture, Engl 2010: The English Literary Tradition II, Cornell University (April 2010).
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