Katie Osborn

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Email: kosborn4@nd.edu

Areas of Interest
18-19c literature, queer theory, affect theory, popular culture, media studies, laboring-class writing, sustainability

Johns Hopkins University, BA; Creighton University, MA


My research focuses on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British and Irish literature. In addition to my research, I have also taught classes on Writing and Rhetoric, Sustainability, Film and Television, and Science Fiction. Currently I co-direct Notre Dame's Seminar in Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Studies with Profs. Yasmin Solomonescu and Greg Kucich. I also serve as a Scholar Advisor to Indiana Humanities, a statewide nonprofit started by the NEH, dedicated to promoting the public humanities.

Recent Scholarly Work

“The Clown in Town: Dibdin, Bloomfield, and the Rustic in London" in The Art of Miscellany: Charles Dibdin and Late Georgian Culture. Edited by Ian Newman, David Kennerly, and Oskar Cox Jensen. Forthcoming, Oxford University Press. 

“About Laboring-Class Poets Online.” PMLA Special Issue: Approaches to Teaching Laboring Class Literature, 2016. Edited by Bill Christmas and Kevin Binfield.

“‘Don’t Tell Me’: The (In)Articulation of Desire in Emma Donoghue’s Life Mask.” American Conference for Irish Studies. April 2016. University of Notre Dame.

Presenter, “Introspection, Experience, and the Rhetoric of Fallenness in Mary Barton.” February 2016. Seminar in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Studies, University of Notre Dame.

Panelist, “The Closet in Graduate School.” Queer in Academia Series. University of Notre Dame. December 2015.