Jane Dowson Dr Jane Dowson is Reader in Twentieth-Century Literature at De Montfort University, Leicester. Her main area of scholarship is women's poetry and her publications include: The Cambridge Companion to Twentieth-Century British and Irish Women’s Poetry (CUP, 2011); A Cambridge History of Twentieth-Century Women’s Poetry (co-authored, CUP, 2005); Women, Modernism and British Poetry 1910-39 (Ashgate, 2002) and Women’s Poetry of the 1930s (Routledge, 1996). She has established an electronic archive concerning the life and work of the poet Elizabeth Jennings (http://elizabethjennings.dmu.ac.uk/home.html). She is currently writing a monograph on poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy. Her other main interest area is postcolonial writing, which she teaches as a final year option. She also teaches courses in Contemporary Poetry and C20/21 Literature.