Kathleen Kane

Kathleen Kane

Associate Professor

Office: LA 111
Office Hours:

Tuesday 12:30-1:30 and Thursday 12:00-2:00

Personal Website

Current Position

Director of Irish Studies


LIT 300 Introduction to Literary Theory

LIT 400 Cultural Studies


Moorhead State University, English Major/Philosophy Minor, BA

University of Texas, English Literature: Ethnic and Third World Concentration/Philosophy Sub-emphasis, Ph.D.

Field of Study

Ethnic and Third World Literature and Culture.  Colonials and Postcolonial Literature and Cutlure.  Critical Theory.  Theories of Globalization.  Irish and Native American History and Culture. 

Selected Publications


“‘Will Come Forth in Tongues and Fury’: Relocating Irish Cultural Studies.”  Cultural Studies, Volume, 15:1 (January, 2001), 98-123.  Republished in Contemporary Literary Criticism, Vol. 208 (CLC-208), September, 2005.

“Sinn Fein and the Educative Process: An Interview with Daisy Mules.”  Jovert: A Journal of Postcolonial Studies, 4.1 (Fall, 1999)  (Co-authored with Karen Steele and Bret Benjamin).

“Nits Make Lice: Drogheda, Sand Creek and the Poetics of Colonial Extermination.”  Cultural Critique 42 (Spring, 1999).  81-103. 

 “Desire and Learning: The Perversity of Pedagogy.” Situating College English: Lessons From an American University.  Eds. Evan Carton and Alan Friedman.  Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1996.  159-164.




Newspaper Movie Reviews

“Unmoved: The Changeling,” November 6, 2008.  The Independent.

“Raw Bond: Quantum of Solace,” November 20, 2008, The Independent.

Best of the Year: Thumbs Up, Dark Knight, Burn After Reading, Hellboy II,” December 25, 2008 The Independent.

“Moral Dilemma: “The Trap,” December 11, 2008, The Independent. 

Glass of Hope: Milk,” February 12, 2009, The Independent. 

“Big Sky Film Festival: Rough Aunties, Rock-A-Fire Explosion, Blast, and March Point,” Feb 19, 2009, The Independent.  

“Reversal of Fortune: Duplicity,March 26, 2009, The Independent

“Half Baked: Julia & Julie,” August 13, 2009, The Independent



Specialized Skills



Irish 100 Education, 2009, Irish Voice and The Irish American Magazine

Humanities Montana Grant Award, 2008-2009

Council of Irish Culture, Irish Government: Research Award, 2008

NEH Summer Institute “Anglo-Irish Identities, 1600-1800” Notre Dame, 2007

The Inaugural Outstanding Faculty Mentoring Award, 2006-2007

The Winston and Helen Cox Teaching Award, University of Montana, 2003

Rocky Mountain Center for the Study of the West Faculty Research Fellowship in Regional or Western Studies, 2002

Home Department

Department of English 

Area of Expertise

Colonials and Postcolonial Literature and Culture; Critical Theory; Ethnic and Third World Literature and Culture; Irish and Native American History and Culture; Theories of Globalization

Pedagogy Department Field



Modern Languages Association: Delegate Assemblyperson, 2006-2009.

American Conference for Irish Studies

American Studies Association

Montana Gaelic Cutlural Society