Katherine BiersAssociate Professor of English and Comparative Literature408b Philosophy Hall
Office Hours:By appointment(212) 851 2490
Areas of Interest :19th- and 20th-century American literature and culture; media studies; cultural studies; theories of gender and sexuality; African-American literature; modernism
B.A. (1993) and Ph.D. (2002), Cornell University. Katherine Biers specializes in 19th- and 20th-century American literature, culture and media studies. Fields of interest also include theatre, pragmatism, aesthetics, political theory and theories of emotion. She is the author of Virtual Modernism: Writing and Technology in the Progressive Era (U Minnesota Press, October 2013), a study of the idea of the virtual in pre-WWI American literature, philosophy and media culture. Her articles and reviews appear in Representations and Textual Practice and in several edited collections.