Kathy A. Psomiades  
Associate Professor

Office Location: 308 Allen Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone: (919) 684-5444
Email Address: kathy.psomiades@duke.edu
Web Page: https://duke.box.com/s/39s38b81t5k6qd1scnmpu11r5na3y487

Office Hours:

Tuesdays  1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 


Ph.D., Yale University

British Literature
Victorian Literature
Kathy Psomiades works on Victorian literature and culture. She is author of Beauty's Body: Femininity and Representation in British Aestheticism (Stanford, 1997), and co-editor, with Talia Schaffer of Women and British Aestheticism (Virginia, 1999). She has been the recipient of an NEH fellowship, and a Kaneb award for undergraduate teaching at the University of Notre Dame. Her current book project, Primitive Marriage: Victorian Anthropology and the Novel, examines the intersections between the novel and anthropology in the second half of the nineteenth century.

Curriculum Vitae
Representative Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Psomiades, KA. Primitive Marriage: Victorian Anthropology and the Novel.  October 2015.
  2. Psomiades, KA. "Hidden Meaning: Andrew Lang, H. Rider Haggard, Sigmund Freud, and Interpretation." Romanticism on the Net: an Electronic Journal Devoted to Romantic Studies 64Consortium Erudit, (January, 2014) [doi]  [abs]
  3. PSOMIADES, KA. "Polygenist Ecosystems: Robert Knox’s The Races of Man (1850)." Victorian Review 36.2 (October, 2010): 32-36. [41413848]
  4. PSOMIADES, KA. "The Marriage Plot in Theory." Novel a Forum on Fiction 43.1Duke University Press, (Spring, 2010): 53-59. [27764369], [doi]
  5. Psomiades, KA. "He Knew He Was Right: the Sensational Tyranny of the Sexual Contract and the Problem of Liberal Politics." The Politics of Gender in Anthony Trollope's Novels. Ed. Markwick, M; Morse, DD; Gagnier, R. Ashgate Publishing Ltd., 2009. 31-44.  [abs]