Jane Gordon is a PhD student in Assyriology. Her primary research focus is Mesopotamian narrative literature, along with its historical development, and its reception in both ancient and modern terms. In her research, she investigates the roles played by time and space in the structure of literary works, as well as questions of perspective, voice, and the rhetoric of emotion. She is also interested in the circulation and valuation of Mesopotamian literary texts in the ancient Middle East, particularly during the Middle and Late Bronze Age and in curricular contexts. Additionally, on campus Jane works as a tutor in the College Core Writing Program and, from 2020-2022, co-coordinated the Affect and the Emotions Workshop. She is a Neubauer Family Distinguished Doctoral Fellow in the Humanities, and received a BA in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations from the University of Chicago and an MA in Ancient History from University College London.