Duke University Linguistics Program

  • Kathy A. Psomiades

  • Associate Professor
  • English
  • 308 Allen Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
  • Campus Box 90015
  • Phone: (919) 684-5444
  • Fax: 919-684-4871
  • Office Hours: Fall 2015
    Mondays and Wednesdays 2-3
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Overview

    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.
  • Specialties

    • British Literature
    • Victorian Literature
  • Research Summary

    British Literature; Victorian Literature
  • Research Description

    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.
  • Education

      • Ph.D.,
      • Yale University,
      • 1990
  • Recent Publications

      • KA Psomiades.
      • "Primitive Marriage: Victorian Anthropology and the Novel."
      • manual
      • (2015)
      • .
      • KA Psomiades.
      • "Hidden Meaning: Andrew Lang, H. Rider Haggard, Sigmund Freud, and Interpretation."
      • Romanticism and Victorianism on the Net:
      • (2013)
      • .
      • [web]
      • KA PSOMIADES.
      • "Polygenist Ecosystems: Robert Knox’s The Races of Man (1850)."
      • Victorian Review
      • 36
      • .2
      • (2010)
      • :
      • 32-36.
      • [web]
      • KA PSOMIADES.
      • "The Marriage Plot in Theory."
      • NOVEL: A Forum on Fiction
      • 43
      • .1
      • (Spring, 2010)
      • :
      • 53-59.
      • [web]
      • KA Psomiades.
      • "He Knew He Was Right: the Sensational Tyranny of the Sexual Contract and the Problem of Liberal Politics."
      • manual
      • .
      • The Politics of Gender in Anthony Trollope's Novels.
      • Ed. M Markwick and DD Morse and R Gagnier.
      • Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.,
      • (2009)
      • :
      • 31-44.
      Publication Description

      Bringing together established critics and exciting new voices, this collection offers readings of Trollope that recognize and repay his importance as source material for scholars working in diverse fields of literary and cultural studies.

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  • Teaching

    • ENGLISH 346.01
      • VICTORIAN POETRY
      • Allen 326
      • MW 11:45 AM-01:00 PM
    • ENGLISH 546S.01
      • VICTORIAN LIT (TOP)
      • Allen 306
      • M 03:20 PM-05:50 PM