Katharine Beutner

Associate Professor

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  • PhD, English, University of Texas at Austin, 2011
  • MA, Creative Writing/English, University of Texas at Austin, 2006
  • AB, Classics, Smith College, 2003

Areas of Research and Teaching

  • Fiction and nonfiction writing
  • 18th-century British literature
  • Environmental writing
  • Genre studies
  • Gender & sexuality studies

Awards and Honors

  • Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award for fiction, 2022
  • Edmund White Debut Fiction Award, The Publishing Triangle, 2011
  • Lambda Literary Awards finalist, Lesbian Debut Fiction, 2011
  • American Association of University Women American Dissertation Fellow, 2010-2011
  • PEO Scholar Award, Philanthropic Educational Organization, 2010-2011

Other Relevant Activities

  • Editor in chief, The Dodge: thedodgemag.com
  • Reviewer for Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment (ISLE)

Recent Publications

Beutner, Katharine. Killingly. Soho Press, New York, NY: 2023.

Beutner, Katharine. “Historical Research as Procedural,” CrimeReads. Live June 8, 2023: https://crimereads.com/historical-research-as-procedural/

Beutner, Katharine. “Mānoa Arcadia.” Tinfish 21, live January 1, 2021. Finalist for the Center for Women Writers’ Penelope Niven Award in Creative Nonfiction: https://www.tinfishpress.org/beutner

Beutner, Katharine. “Delarivier Manley Understands the Ladies Better Than You: The Female Wits, Genre, and Feminocentric Satire.” New Perspectives on Delarivier Manley and Eighteenth Century Literature: Power, Sex, and Text. Ed. Aleksondra Hultquist and Elizabeth J. Mathews. Routledge: New York, 2017.