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Connelly Akstens

I am currently a mentor, serving students remotely. Most terms, I teach online courses in Shakespeare, the Renaissance and the Enlightenment. I also supervise idependent studies in Documentarty Film, 20th Century Design in Cultural Context, American Roots Music, Gender and Power in American Film, History of American Comic Art, Literature and Culture of the Jazz Age, Identity, Self and Gender and Topics in British Literature to 1798. I also mentor my advisees in Educational Planning.


  • Ph.D. in English Literature from University of Pennsylvania


  • Without Shame: Learning to be Me. Potowomut Press, forthcoming.
  • “The Marines Have Landed.” Forthcoming in All About Mentoring.
  • “Empathy and the Ally Model: Towards Serving our Transgender Students” All About Mentoring 50 (2017):14–15.
  • “Jan Kott, Fifty Years Later: Is Shakespeare Still Our Contemporary?” The Hare: An Online Journal of Brief Essays and Untimely Reviews in Renaissance Literature 2.2 (2015): n. pag.
  • “’Time’s Winged Chariot’: Aporia and Mentoring the Older Student.” All About Mentoring 44 (2013): 67–68.
  • “Jennifer Finney Boylan.” Encyclopedia of Contemporary American LGBTQ Literature. Ed. Emmanuel Nelson. Santa Barbara: Greenwood P, 2009. 87–88.
  • The Meeting Memo Summary: Involving Students in Self-Evaluation and Record Keeping.” All About Mentoring 31 (2006): 49–50.