Dr. Kathryn Rummell
ENGLISH DEPARTMENT CHAIR
Office: Bldg. 47-32D
Ph.D. English, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1997
M.A. English, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1992
B.A. English, Centre College, 1990, magna cum laude
Teaching and Research Interests
18th Century British Literature
18th Century Novel, particularly Defoe
African-American Women Writers
"Rewriting the Passing Novel: Danzy Senna’s Caucasia." Griot, Vol. 26.2 (Fall 2007).
"Cast-Mistresses: The Widow Figure in Oroonoko." Co-authored with Kristina Bross. In Troping Oroonoko: from Behn to Bandele, Ed. Susan Iwanisziw, Ashgate Press, 2004.
"Toni Morrison's Beloved: Transforming the African Heroic Epic." Griot, Vol. 21.1 (Spring 2002).
"Defoe and the Black Legend: The Spanish Stereotype in A New Voyage Round the World," The Rocky Mountain Review, Vol. 52 (Fall 1998).
"From Stanley to Miss Maple: A Definition of Manhood in Naylor’s Bailey's Cafe," Diversity: A Journal of Multicultural Issues, Vol. 2 (Spring 1994), 90-96.
Editor, She Cried for Mother Russia. By Friedl Bell. Graphic Communication Institute at CalPoly, 2009.
Book Review: Joanne Braxton, Ed. Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings: A Casebook. In The Rocky Mountain Review Vol. 54 (Spring 2000).
Book Review: Adam Potkay and Sandra Burr, Eds. Black Atlantic Writers of the Eighteenth Century. in The Journal of African Travel Writing Vol. 1 (1996).
Awards and Honors
University Outstanding Advisor Award 2001-2002
Phi Beta Kappa