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Kathryn Conner Bennett

Ph.D.

Email : [[e|kcbennett]]

Biography

Kathryn Conner Bennett is a Ph.D. candidate in the American Studies Program. A Truman Scholar and former Congressional aide, her research interests include nineteenth-century literature, American popular culture, critical theory, and women's writing. Her dissertation is entitled The Economics of Loyalty: Robert Bonner, the New York Ledger, and Sentimental Capitalism and her anticipated graduation is May 2014.

Education

Ph.D., Anticipated 2014

M.A., English, Boston College (2008)

B.A., English, Montana State University (2004)

Publications

“Illustrating Southworth: Genre, Conventionality, and The Island Princess.” E.D.E.N. Southworth: Recovering a Nineteenth-Century Popular Novelist. Eds. Melissa Homestead and Pamela Washington. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2012. 77 - 106.

“The Gender Politics of Death: Three Formulations of La Bohème in Contemporary Cinema.” The Journal of Popular Film and Television 32 (Fall 2004): 110 – 120.

 

Courses Taught

English Composition I, Old Dominion University, Instructor, Fall 2013

American Writers, American Experiences, Old Dominion University, Instructor, Fall 2013

Themes and Issues in American Literature, William and Mary English Department, Instructor, Fall 2013

Guilty Pleasures: Reading Popular Romantic Fiction, William and Mary American Studies Program, Instructor, Summer 2013

19th-Century U.S. Women Writers, William and Mary English Department, Instructor, Fall 2011

Introduction to American Studies: The American Way of War, William and Mary American Studies Program, Teaching Assistant, Fall 2010

Introduction to Women’s Studies, William and Mary Women’s Studies Program, Instructor, Spring 2009, Summer 2010

Introduction to American Studies: American Medicine, A Social and Cultural History, William and Mary American Studies Program, Teaching Assistant, Spring 2010

Freshman Writing Seminar, Boston College First-Year Writing Program, Teaching Fellow, Fall 2007, Spring 2008