Jane Malmo


A criminal defense attorney for six years, Jane was a law professor for another ten years (at NYU, Hofstra, and Georgetown) before returning to NYU as a student. Research and teaching areas include Renaissance poetry and drama, psychoanalysis, theories of interpretation and performance, and the theater of the trial. She has taught courses in 17th century literature, literary interpretation, and law and literature. Her dissertation is entitled "Just Violence: From the Letter of the Law to the Ethics of the Drive in Renaissance Literature." She has published articles on the blindfolded figure of Justice, Milton’s Samson Agonistes, and Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure.


B.A. Smith College
J.D., New York
Ph.D. candidate New York