Jane Zhang

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Graduate School Student

Jane Y. Zhang


Jane is a Ph.D. student in Film & Media and Comparative Literature. She studies the post-classical legacy of the elements in their literary and medical contexts to trace the intersecting histories of material perception and commodity forms. Present interests include 19th- and 20th-century alternative healing, sensational literature, and the transnational history of advertising.


Elemental media; history of science & medicine; religious studies; comparative poetics; materialisms old & new.

Working languages

English, Chinese, German

Education History

Yale (BA in Humanities & Studio Art)

Harvard (AM in History of Science)