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Kathy A. Psomiades  
Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies

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

Teaching (Fall, 2021):

  • English 546s.01, Victorian lit (top) Synopsis
    Social sciences 107, M 12:00 PM-02:30 PM

Office Hours:

Fall 2021 Office Hours:

Mondays, 2:30-3:30, Allen 308

Tuesdays 12:00-1:30 PM by Zoom. Email kathy.psomiades@duke.edu for a zoom link


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. "What does it mean to periodize a theory? three feminist encounters with theories of the nineteenth century." Criticism 61.4 (September, 2019): 443-459. [doi]
  2. Psomiades, KA. "Anthropology and classical evolutionism." The Routledge Companion to Victorian Literature.  2019. 389-400. [doi]  [abs]
  3. Psomiades, KA. "Real Domesticity." Novel a Forum on Fiction 51.3Duke University Press, (November, 2018): 533-537. [doi]
  4. Psomiades, KA. Primitive Marriage: Victorian Anthropology and the Novel.  October 2015.
  5. 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]

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