Kathryn Parker

Associate Professor
Office hours
426C Wimberly Hall

Specialty area(s)

Restoration and Eighteenth-century European literature and culture; gender and sexuality studies

I am also a co-editor (with Greg Clingham and Miriam Wallace) of a book series in eighteenth-century literature and culture, published by Bucknell University Press. 

Current courses at UWL

Spring 2018:

ENG 110: College Writing
ENG 200: Literature & Sexuality (Literature & the Human Experience)
ENG 484: Capstone in Literary Studies: Elegant Arguments

Research and publishing

My research centers on the literature of sensibility in the eighteenth century. I am particularly interested in how assumptions of (implicitly masculine) autonomy in the period become complicated by women writers and authors of erotic texts, who seek to understand autonomy as only possible through intimate relations with other beings and things.

Book manuscript (in progress): "Relational Selves: Gender, Translation, and the Question of Autonomy in the Eighteenth Century"

I have published two co-edited volumes with the Bucknell University Press, "Eighteenth-Century Poetry and the Rise of the Novel Reconsidered" (with Courtney Weiss Smith, 2013) and "Sade's Sensibilities" (with Norbert Sclippa, 2014) and essays on Sade, the poet James Thomson, the novelist Eliza Haywood, and the intersections of feminist criticism and translation theory.


Ph.D. in English and Comparative Literature, Washington University in St. Louis, 2011