Department of English

Dr. Jane S. Hoogestraat

Jane S. Hoogestraat






Siceluff Hall 234



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Missouri State University
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897 work
Literature Coordinator


  • PhD (with honors) in English, University of Chicago (1989)
  • MA in English, University of Chicago (1982)
  • BA in English, (Honors Program) Baylor University (1980)


Graduate (MA) Courses Taught:

  • 20th Century Literary Theory
  • Form and Theory of Poetry
  • Dickinson and Whitman
  • Women's Poetry
  • Modern Poetry
  • International Modernism-Poetry
  • Contemporary American Poetry

Undergraduate Courses:

  • Critical Approaches to Literature
  • History of Literary Criticism
  • Modern American Literature
  • Modern Poetry
  • American Literature After 1865
  • Women's Poetry
  • Gender and Modernism
  • Creative Writing—Poetry (Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced)
  • Composition
  • Honors Composition
  • Writing for Graduate School—Advanced Academic Writing

Research and professional interests

  • 20th and 21st Century Poetry
  • Modernism
  • Literary Theory, including Aesthetics
  • Creative Writing--Poetry
  • Advanced Academic Writing

Awards and honors

  • John Ciardi Award for Border States (collection of poems). BkMk Press (U Missouri Kansas City): 2014.
  • Finishing Line Press Open Chapbook Competition—2009, Selected from over 600 entries.
  • Missouri State University (MSU) Graduate College Thesis Advisor Award—2006
  • *Southwest Missouri State University (SMSU) University Teaching Award—2005
  • Southwest Missouri State University (SMSU) College of Arts and Letters—Research Award--1999
  • H.D. Fellowship, Yale University--Beinecke Library--October 1997
  • Southwest Missouri State University (SMSU) College of Arts and Letters –Teaching Award--1997

    *In the fall of 2006, Southwest Missouri became Missouri State.