• B.A., Smith College, 2003
  • M.A., UT Austin, 2006
  • Ph.D., UT Austin, 2011
Areas of Interest

Katharine Beutner (BA Smith College; MA, PhD University of Texas at Austin) taught from 2011-2013 as a visiting assistant professor at the College of Wooster, then moved to Honolulu for four years as an assistant professor of creative writing at UH Mānoa before returning to Wooster in 2017. Prof. Beutner is a novelist, essayist, and organizer, and studies eighteenth-century British literature, women’s writing, genre, and narrative structure. She lives in Tremont with her partner and two dignified old-lady cats.

Courses Taught
  • ENG 120: Writing in the Age of Terror
  • ENG 160: Writing Creative Nonfiction
  • ENG 210: Global Anglophone Literature
  • “Delarivier Manley Understands the Ladies Better Than You: The Female Wits, Genre, and Feminocentric Satire.” New Perspectives on Delarivier Manley and Eighteenth Century Literature: Power, Sex, and Text. Ed. Aleksondra Hultquist and Elizabeth J. Mathews. Routledge: New York, 2017.
  • “The Moon Dog.” NonBinary Review, “Bulfinch’s Mythology” issue, and republished in      Mythmaking: Stories from the First Year of Non-Binary Review. Ed. Allie Batts and Lise Quintana. Santa Cruz: Zoetic Press, 2015.
  • “On Hild and the Joys of Situating.” The Toast. Review of Nicola Griffith’s Hild/essay on historical fiction, live February 19, 2014:
  • “Some Little Lamb” (excerpt from Killingly). TriQuarterly 144 (Summer/Fall 2013). Live July 15 2013.
  • Alcestis. Soho Press, 2010.

Her first novel Alcestis was published in 2010 by Soho Press. She has written a second historical novel, Killingly, and is currently at work on a novel about climate justice protesters tentatively entitled Blockadia.

Professional Affiliations
  • Member, Hawaiʻinuiākea Interdisciplinary Faculty Seminar on Race,Gender, and Culture, directed by Professor Charles Lawrence, 2013-2014.
  • American Association of University Women American Dissertation Fellow,
  • 2011 Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction (for Alcestis).
  • Selected as Carolyn Lindley Cooley, Ph.D., PEO Scholar, 2010-2011.