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Janice M. Bogstad, Ph.D.

Janice Bogstad
  • Professor
  • Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

I have worked in Library Technical Services at UW Eau Claire since 1990, first as Collection Manager, then as Collection and Electronic Resources Manager, then as Head of the Technical Services unit and Collection Manager, managing budgets and overseeing cataloging and acquisitions of all material types.  

I have been involved with the Women's, Gender and Sexualities since 1990 when I joined the faculty of the McIntyre Library. I have been an 'Affiliate' since the beginning of that designation.  I have served on various committees in Women's Studies since 1992, most recently several times on the Curriculum Committee, and as a judge for Women's Studies Awards. I enjoy teaching and working with students on their research. I've also taught and either designed or assisted in design of Women's Studies 100, 200, 250, 396, 496, on such topics as Introduction to Feminist Theory, Women and Chinese culture, Women and Literature, and Research Methods.  I have directed or served on MA committees on feminist topics for English, and supervised a number of independent-studies students. 

I also teach in the Honors Program and have directed or served on MA committees for English, and supervised a number of independent-studies students in Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, as well as Literary Studies.

Teaching Interests
  • Women's Studies, especially theory and research
  • Women's Literature, 20th and 21st Centure Anglo-American, French and Chinese
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy, esp. Women writers, and Tolkien
  • Media and Narrative Studies
  • Head of Technical Services and Collection Management, McIntyre Library
  • Instructor in English, Honors, Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, and Faculty in the Graduate Program
Research and Creative Activities
  • Library Collections Management and Budgeting
  • Women's Studies, especially theory and research
  • Women's Literature, Anglo-American, French and Chinese
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy, esp. Women's Science Fiction, Chinese Science Fiction
  • J.R.R.Tolkien
  • Chinese Cultural Studies, especially early Tang (8th c), S. Sung (12th C) and modern popular culture
  • Popular Culture, especially fiction and film: Studies of narrative forms
  • Ph.D.University of Wisconsin - Madison (Comparative Literature, Minor: Chinese)
  • MLS  University of Wisconsin - Madison (Library and Information Studies)
  • M.A., University of Wisconsin - Madison(Comparative Literature, 2oth C. Anglo-American, Chinese, French, German)
  • B.A., University of Wisconsin - Madison (Comparative Literature, French and German)
  • 3 month - Summer School, Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Modern Chinese Fiction. 1973.
  • 2-week Oxford Bodleian Library Seminar on Modern Librarianship (2001, 2005)
  • Harvard Seminar on Academic Library Management. 2013.
Professional Memberships

American Library Association (ALA)
Modern Languages Association (MLA)
Mythopoeic Society
Popular Culture Association (PCA)
Science Fiction Research Association (SFRA)
Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship (SCMS)

Previous Professional Experience

University of Wisconsin-River Falls. Chalmer Davee Library.  1987-1990.

University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Education Library.  1985-1986.

University of Wisconsin-Madison.  General Library System. 1983-1985.

University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Wendt Engineering Library.  1981-1983

University of Wisconsin-Madison. Sociology Research Project. 1984-1986.

University of Wisconsin-Madison. School of Engineering Mechanics.  

University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Teaching Assistant. Comparative Literature 

and East Asian Literature.  

University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Editorial Assistant, Journal of Animal Behaviour.

State of Wisconsin-Division of Community Services.  Editorial Assistant.