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Katharine Beutner

Assistant Professor

Katharine Beutner
Katharine Beutner writes fiction and creative nonfiction and studies the literature of the long eighteenth century. She is the author of Alcestis, a retelling of Greek myth that won the 2011 Edmund White Prize for Debut Fiction, and is currently at work on a novel tentatively titled Killingly, set at Mt. Holyoke College in the 1890s. Her next project will focus on environmental justice and sustainability. Her academic research has focused primarily on the writing lives of a group of early eighteenth-century women writers, and her interests include literary history and historiography, life writing, genre fiction, animal studies, environmental writing, and textual studies. She received her MA and PhD from the University of Texas at Austin and formerly taught at the College of Wooster. 

Areas of Interest

Fiction and creative nonfiction


MA, PhD, University of Texas at Austin


Spring Semester 2015

Course Title Time  
ENG 414(1) Fiction Workshop W 12:30-3:00 Edit
ENG 613 (1) Graduate Fiction Workshop (CW) M 6:30-9:00 Edit

Fall Semester 2014

Course Title Time  
ENG 313(6) Types of Creative Writing: Fiction and Poetry TR 12:00-1:15 Edit
ENG 383(1) Childrens Lit TR 9:00-10:15 Edit

Spring Semester 2014

Course Title Time  
ENG 270(4) HISTORICAL FICTION MWF 11:30-12:20 Edit

Fall Semester 2013

Course Title Time  
ENG 272(11) Romance and the Novel TR 10:30-11:45 Edit
ENG 313(2) Introduction to Fiction and Poetry TR 12:00-1:15 Edit