Jane Gordon

Education: B.A., Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago; M.A., Ancient History, University College London

Jane Gordon studies ancient Babylonian and Sumerian literature, with a particular emphasis on narrative form. She is a joint PhD student in Comparative Literature and the Cuneiform Studies (Assyriology) program in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations. In her research, Jane investigates the roles played by time and space in the structure of literary works, as well as questions of perspective, voice, and the rhetoric of emotion. She is also interested in the circulation and valuation of Mesopotamian literary texts in the ancient Middle East, particularly in educational contexts, and in how the modern reception of ancient Mesopotamian literature is shaped by contemporary literary norms and ideas.