Department of English

Katherine Montwieler

Director of Women’s Studies and Resource Center
Associate Professor
Katherine Montweiler
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Ph.D., University of Georgia
Women's Studies Certificate, University of Georgia
M.A., University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee
B.A., College of the Holy Cross

Academic Interests

Katherine Montwieler generally teaches courses in nineteenth-century British literature and women's studies; she's currently writing about Frances Imlay, the first daughter of Mary Wollstonecraft and sister to Mary Shelley.

Courses Taught

ENG 205: Approaches to the Study of Literature
ENG 212: British Literature Since 1800
ENG 230: Women in Literature
ENG 335: Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Literature
ENG 336: British Romanticism
ENG 337: Victorian Literature
ENG 372: Women's Literary Traditions
ENG 373: The Female Tradition in Literature
ENG 511: Studies in the Novel
ENG 560: Topics in British Literature

Recent Publications

  • And Mark Edelman Boren. "The Pathology of the Romantic Subject and Mary Shelley's Cure for Melancholia in Frankenstein and Mathilda." PsyArt: An Online Journal for the Psychological Study of the Arts, December 2012, 34 pages in manuscript.

  • "Embodiment, Agency, and Alienation in Frankenstein and Ourika." The CEA Critic 73.3 (Spring-Summer 2011): 69-88.
  • "Teaching French Women Writers in a World Literature Survey." Approaches to Teaching Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century French Women Writers. Ed. Faith Beasley. New York: MLA, 2011, 326-331.
  • "Reading, Sympathy, and the Bodies of Bleak House." Dickens Studies Annual 41 (2010): 237-263.
  • "Domestic Politics: Gender, Protest, and Barrett Browning's Poems before Congress." Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature 24.2 (Fall 2005): 291-317.
  • "Reading Disease: The Corrupting Performance of Edgeworth's Belinda." Women's Writing 12.3 (2005): 347-368.

Complete CV (opens as .doc)