Karen E. Rowe

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Karen E. Rowe
Born 1945 (age 69–70)
Occupation Professor
Nationality United States
Genre Renaissance literature
Women's studies
Notable works Saint And Singer : Edward Taylor's Typology And The Poetics Of Meditation

Karen E. Rowe (born 1945) is an American literary critic and a specialist in Renaissance literature. She is a professor of English at UCLA.[1]


Rowe received her B.A. from Mount Holyoke College and Ph.D. from Indiana University.


  • UCLA Distinguished Teaching Award, 1982.
  • Fellow of the Bryn Mawr/HERS Mid-Atlantic Institute for Women in Higher Education Administration, 1986.
  • Executive Committee, Division on American Literature to 1800, Modern Language Association, 1989–94.
  • Chair of the Division and MLA Program, 1992.
  • Gradated from The American University in Cairo with highest honors 1966.


  • Editorial Board Member, Early American Literature, 1987–1990.[2]

Selected bibliography[edit]

  • Saint And Singer : Edward Taylor's Typology And The Poetics Of Meditation. Cambridge studies in American literature and culture. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1986.
  • "Edward Taylor." In The Heath Anthology of American Literature. 3rd Edition. Ed. Paul Lauter, Richard Yarborough, et al. 2 vols. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin, 1998, vol. 1, pp. 366–407.
  • "The Rise of Women’s Education in the United States and Korea: A Struggle for Educational and Occupational Equality." Asian Journal of Women’s Studies 3.2 (1997) 30–93 (with Byong-suh Kim).
  • "To Spin A Yarn: The Female Voice in Folklore and Fairy Tale." In Fairy Tales and Society. Ed. R. B. Bottigheimer. Philadelphia: Univ. of Pennsylvania Press, 1986, pp. 53–74.
  • "‘Fairy-born and human-bred’: Jane Eyre’s Education in Romance." In The Voyage In: Fictions of Female Development. Ed. Abel, Hirsch, and Langland. Hanover, New Hampshire: Univ. Press of New England, 1983, pp. 69–89, 327–330.
  • "Feminism and Fairy Tales." Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 6 (1979), 237–257.


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