Department of English

Katie Peel

Associate Professor

Katie PeelMorton Hall 158


Ph.D., University of Connecticut
Graduate Certificate in Women's Studies
M.A., University of Connecticut
B.A., Wesleyan University

Academic Interests

Dr. Peel's interests include young adult and children's literature, Victorian literature, queer literature and theory, Holocaust literature, and Women's studies.

Courses Taught

English 380 Children's Literature
English 381 Young Adult Literature
English 390 Studies in Literature: Queer Narrative
English 390 Studies in Literature: Holocaust Narrative
English 560 Women and Work in Victorian Narrative
English 564 Multicultural Children's and Young Adult Literature
English 564 Childhood and Disease in Victorian Literature

Recent Publications

  • With Janis Chakars. "War and Christmas: A Latvian Artefact and Children's Literature." International Research in Children's Literature 6.1 (2013): 43-61.
  • "The Inadequacy of Closure in Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre, or, Why 'Reader, I Married Him' Is One of the Most Disappointing Sentences in Victorian Literature." Critical Insights: Good and Evil in Literature. Ed. Margaret S. Breen. Ipswich, MA: Salem Press Inc., 2012. 144-158.
  • "'Make Her Pay': Fanny Dorrit's Disruption in Dickens's Little Dorrit." Dickens Studies Annual 43 (2012): 125-139.
  • "'Strange Fruit': Representations of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg in Children's and Young Adult Nonfiction." Children's Literature Association Quarterly 36.2 (2011): 190-213.
  • "The 'thoroughly and radically incredible' Lucy Snowe: Performativity in Charlotte Brontë's Villette." Victorians Institute Journal 36 (2008): 231-44.