Jenny Howe

Jenny Howe, PhD

Assistant Teaching Professor

English & Communication



Liberal Arts 216


2014Tufts UniversityPhD
2005Boston CollegeMA
2002Boston CollegeBA


  • First Year Writing
  • Children's Media and Literature
  • Medieval Literature
  • Gender and Identity
  • Creative Writing




Online and Continuing Education Courses

Techniques of writing fiction. Guides students through writing and refining short fiction. This course develops students' abilities to create and revise short stories reflecting an understanding of the elements of fiction, including characterization, dialogue, plot, setting, point of view, and theme. In addition, students will analyze their own writing, peer stories, and model stories. Students will learn how to respond to the writing of their peers and offer helpful feedback. Workshop format.
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Research interests

  • Children's Media and Literature
  • Gender and Identity
  • Writing Pedagogy

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Professor Jenny Howe teaches writing and literature courses that focus on children’s media and the representation of bodies and identity. She also writes and publishes fiction. Her debut romantic comedy, The Make-Up Test, was published by St. Martin’s Press in September 2022, with a second novel, On the Plus Side, following in 2023.

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