Katherine Binhammer, PhD. (York), M.A., B.A.
Professor, Faculty of Arts - English & Film Studies Dept
11121 Saskatchewan Drive NWEdmonton ABT6G 2H5
Professor Katherine Binhammer teaches and researches eighteenth-century literature, feminist and sexuality studies, narrative theory and critical finance studies in the Department of English and Film Studies. Her most recent monograph, Downward Mobility: The Form of Capital in the Sentimental Novel (Johns Hopkins UP, 2020), reads stories of loss in the late-eighteenth century for the way their narrative structure takes the form of capital. She has previously published The Seduction Narrative in Britain, 1747-1800 (Cambridge, 2009), and essays in venues such as Narrative, The Cambridge Companion to Women’s Writing in Britain:1660-1789, Feminist Studies, GLQ, Women’s Studies, ELH, Eighteenth-Century Fiction, Studies in the Novel and The Journal of the History of Sexuality. She is currently Literary Director of The Orlando Project: Feminist Literary History and Digital Humanities as well as co-author of "A Feminist Literary History of Women's Writing in the British Isles, Orlando Volume One: The Beginnings to 1800" (under contract, Cambridge UP)
I regularly teach undergraduate and graduate courses in eighteenth-century British literature, women's literary history, narrative theory, and gender and sexuality studies. In all of my teaching, I see the classroom as a generative space of intellectual engagement, one where our collective curiosity to understand why, what and for whom a writer is creating hones our critical thinking skills. Teaching, for me, is a collaborative hermeneutical journey into the pleasures of the literary text.
An introduction to studies in the discipline recommended for students considering a major, minor, or Honors degree in English. Students will be introduced to a variety of methodological approaches while learning about current topics in literary, cultural and media studies, with special attention to race, Indigeneity, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and class. NOTE: Credit does not fulfill Arts' common English requirement. (See Course Listing notes for ENGL courses.) Restricted to students registered in the Faculty of Arts.
Prerequisite: *6 of junior English, or *3 of junior English plus WRS 101 or 102. Note: variable content course which may be repeated if topics vary.
Johns Hopkins UP. 2020 January;