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Kathleen Frederickson

  • Assistant Professor of English
  • Affiliated Faculty: Cultural Studies Graduate Group, Designated Emphasis in Critical Theory, Designated Emphasis in Feminist Theory and Research
268 Voorhies
Davis, CA Office Hours: Tuesdays 9:30-10:30 (except April 8); Thursdays 3-4



Ph.D., University of Chicago
M.A., University of Chicago
B.A., McGill University

Kathleen Frederickson joined the UC Davis faculty in 2008. Her areas of interest include Victorian literature and culture; feminist and queer studies; the history of biology, psychology, and the social sciences; Marxism; and psychoanalysis.


The Ploy of Instinct: Victorian Sciences of Nature and Sexuality in Liberal Governance. New York: Fordham UP, 2014 (forthcoming).

"Freud's Australia." differences. 23(2). Summer 2012, 42-70.

"Victorian Pornography and the Laws of Genre". Literature Compass. (2011).

"Liberalism and the Time of Instinct."  Victorian Studies. 49(2). Winter 2007, 302-12.


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