Dr. Karen Lee, M.F.A., Ph.D.

  • klee@vanguard.edu
  • Full Professor of English
  • Chair, English Department & Spanish Minor
  • Director of Educational Effectiveness

Ph.D. in English (British and American Literature) from the University of California, Berkeley and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Brown University. Dr. Lee’s teaching, writing, and research interests include Asian American Literature, Postcolonial Literature, Transnational Feminism, Translation Studies, Literature of Witness, Spiritual Autobiographies by Women, Poetry Writing, Fiction Writing, and the Lyric Essay. She joined the Vanguard University faculty in 2000.

  • ENGL 120C Persuasive Writing
  • ENGL 220C Researched Writing
  • ENGL 230C Literary Perspectives
  • ENGL 240C Foundations of Literary Study
  • ENGL 262 Survey of British Literature II
  • ENGL 325 Postcolonial Literature
  • ENGL 335 Genre Focus: Life Writing
  • ENGL 335 Spiritual Autobiographies by Women
  • ENGL 433 Survey of World Literature
  • ENGL 350 Introduction to Creative Writing
  • ENGL 438 The Lyric Essay
  • ENGL 438 Poetry Writing Workshop
  • ENGL 438 Fiction Writing Workshop
  • ENGL 444 Asian American Literature
  • ENGL 444 Women Writers of the African Diaspora
  • ENGL 464 Literature of Witness
  • ENGL 465 Literary Theory & Criticism
  • ENGL 470 Literary Publishing
  • ENGL 499C Capstone Seminar in English

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