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Jane Chance

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Jane Chance
Biographical information
BornOctober 26, 1945
OccupationProfessor of English at Rice University
LocationHouston, Texas

Jane Chance Nitzsche is Andrew W. Mellon Distinguished Professor Emerita of English, Rice University (since 13 September 2013), where she taught since 1973. Her research interests center on modern medievalism (J.R.R. Tolkien in particular), mythology, literature of the Middle Ages, and medieval women writers.[1]


Bibliography, selected



  • 1986: Approaches to Teaching Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
    • "Tolkien and His Sources"
  • 1991: Studies in Medievalism #3
    • "Medievalism in Tolkien: Two Decades of Criticism in Review" (with David Day)
  • 1995: Proceedings of the J.R.R. Tolkien Centenary Conference
    • "Power and Knowledge in Tolkien: The Problem of Difference in 'The Birthday Party'"
  • 2002: Literature—Film Quarterly 30
    • (Issue 2): "Is There a Text in this Hobbit? Peter Jackson's Fellowship of the Ring"
  • 2005: Mallorn 43
    • "Tolkien's women (and men): the films and the book"
  • 2005: Tolkien on Film
    • "Tolkien's Women (and Men): The Film and the Book"
  • 2006: The Lord of the Rings 1954-2004
    • "Subversive Fantasist: Tolkien on Class Difference"
  • 2009: Queer Movie Medievalisms
    • "'In the Company of Orcs': Peter Jackson's Queer Tolkien"


External links


  1. "Jance Chance: CurriculumVitae", (accessed 15 September 2013)