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Katherine Binhammer, PhD. (York), M.A., B.A.



English and Film Studies

About Me

Professor Katherine Binhammer teaches and researches eighteenth-century literature, feminist studies, narrative theory and critical finance studies in the Department of English and Film Studies. Her forthcoming monograph, Downward Mobility in the Sentimental Novel (Johns Hopkins UP, 2020), reads stories of loss in the late-eighteenth century for the way their narrative structure takes the form of capital. She has previously published The Seduction Narrative in Britain, 1747-1800 (Cambridge, 2009), and essays in venues such as Narrative, The Cambridge Companion to Women’s Writing in Britain:1660-1789, Feminist Studies, GLQ, Women’s Studies, ELH, Eighteenth-Century Fiction, Studies in the Novel and The Journal of the History of Sexuality.  


I regularly teach undergraduate courses in eighteenth-century British literature, narrative theory, creative non-fiction, and gender and sexuality studies. Recent graduate courses include "Capitalist Realism: 1713-2013", "The Global Eighteenth Century" and "The Cultural Politics of Jane Austen: Then and Now." In all of my teaching, I see the classroom as a generative space of intellectual engagement, one where the curiosity to understand literature collectively hones critical thinking skills.  Teaching, for me, is a collaborative hermeneutical journey into the pleasures of the literary text.