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Kathryn Davis, Ph.D.

Kathryn Davis received her Ph.D. in Literature from the Institute of Philosophic Studies at the University of Dallas, and her B.A. in History from the University of Kansas.  She was the Jack Miller Center Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in Western Heritage at Carthage College from 2013-2015.

Recent Courses

Literary Tradition I
Literary Tradition II
Literary Tradition III
Literary Tradition IV
Medieval Literature

Research Interests

Jane Austen, Dante, Shakespeare

Selected Publications

Liberty in Jane Austen's Persuasion. (Bethlehem, PA: Lehigh University Press, forthcoming).

"Another look at Mr. Elliot's 'Habits': What's so bad about 'Sunday-travelling.'" Persuasions:  The Jane Austen Journal On-Line 36.1 (Winter 2015).

"'The first soldier [she] ever sighed for': Charles Pasley's Essay and the 'Governing Winds' of Mansfield Park."  Persuasions:  The Jane Austen Journal On-Line  35.1 (Winter 2014).

"Austen's Providence in Persuasion."  Persuasions:  The Jane Austen Journal  35 (2013): 212-224.

"Exonerating Mrs. Dashwood."  Persuasions:  The Jane Austen Journal  33 (2011): 61-74.