The School of Arts and Sciences
Full Name: Kathleen M Anderson
Professor of English
A.B., Harvard University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Iowa.
Dr. Kathleen Anderson is a recipient of the Charles and Hazel Corts Award for Outstanding Teaching and has taught at PBA since 1996.
Dr. Anderson’s latest book, Jane Austen’s Women: An Introduction, will be released in December from State University of New York Press. (http://www.sunypress.edu/p-6652-jane-austens-women.aspx)
Dr. Anderson has published over twenty articles in peer-reviewed scholarly journals, such as Persuasions: The Jane Austen Journal, Persuasions On-Line, ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment, Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, European Romantic Review, Victorians: A Journal of Culture and Literature, Victorian Poetry, Sensibilities, and Renascence. She often collaborates with PBA students and alumni, who serve as co-authors, research assistants, or student editors of her articles and book manuscripts.
A keynote speaker at several professional conferences, Dr. Anderson was also chosen as Goucher College’s 2015-2016 Jane Austen Scholar-in-Residence. She has been a peer reviewer for Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature and Brontë Studies. She served two terms on the Board of Directors of The Jane Austen Society of North America, and was a judge of its international essay contest for many years.
In addition, Dr. Anderson is a writer of nonfiction. Her book (co-authored with Dr. Susan Jones), Jane Austen’s Guide to Thrift, was published by Berkley Books in 2013. Her nonfiction essays have appeared in such eclectic venues as The Huffington Post, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Christianity Today, Commonweal, Teen Magazine, and the collection Unrooted Childhoods: Memoirs of Growing Up Global.
Committed to community service, Dr. Anderson provides pro bono lectures to local organizations and has participated in many volunteer projects with her students.
Dr. Anderson’s areas of interest include women writers and gender issues; ecocriticism; narrative; pedagogical ethics; interdisciplinary Arts; and the literary representation of the Fine Arts, liturgical spirituality, idealism, nostalgia, and humor.