Katherine Kickel

Associate Professor

Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies affiliate

Hamilton Campus
225 Rentschler


  • Ph.D. in English Literature, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
  • M.A. in English Literature, John Carroll University, University Heights, Ohio,
  • B.A. in English Language and Literature; Women’s Studies Certificate; Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

Research Interests

  • Eighteenth-century English fiction and culture
  • History of the novel
  • History of science and medicine
  • Early Modern and Romantic women writers, Shakespeare

Teaching Interests

  • Eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British literature and culture
  • History of the novel
  • Romantic women writers
  • Literary theory
  • Composition
  • English as a second language

Selected Publications

  • “Charlotte Lennox’s Shakespeare Illustrated (1753-1754): Reading Eighteenth-Century Adaptation Practice in Measure for Measure,” The Journal of the Wooden O Symposium (Volume 4)Southern Utah University Press (2005).
  • “Seeing Shakespeare for the First Time All Over Again: The Boydell Shakespeare Gallery of the Late Eighteenth Century,” Utah Shakespeare Festival, Cedar City, Utah (August 2005).
  • “Charlotte Lennox’s Shakespeare Illustrated (1753-1754) and the Gender Politics of Early Modern Shakespeare Study,” Utah Shakespeare Festival, Cedar City, Utah (August 2004).
  • “Bishop Berkeley’s New Theory and the Romantic Imagination,” Eleventh International Congress on the Enlightenment and the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Los Angeles, California (August 2003).
  • “Distempered Perception in Ann Radcliffe’s The Mysteries of Udolpho,” Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century British Women Writers Conference, Fort Worth, Texas (March 2003)
  • “The Historical Gaze and the ‘Terror’: Helen Maria Williams’ Letters Written in France,” Milton Plesur History Conference, Buffalo, New York (February 2003)
  • “General Tilney’s Time/Spending: Clock Time and Consumption in Jane Austen’sNorthanger Abbey,” Northwest Chapter of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Seattle, Washington (November 2002).
  • “The Duchess of Malfi’s Subversive Mothering,” Shakespeare Association of America, Cleveland, Ohio (March 1998).