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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 11:30-12 and 3-4:430


Kathleen Frederickson researches the interfaces between economics, politics and the social and physical sciences.   Along with her appointment in the Department of English, she is affiliated faculty for the Graduate Group in Cultural Studies, as well the programs in Science and Technology Studies, Critical Theory, and Feminist Theory and Research. Her areas of interest include Victorian literature and culture; feminist and queer studies; the history of physics, biology, psychology, and the social sciences; Marxism; and psychoanalysis. She is currently at work on her second book, on economics and the psychologization of density.


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"Prostitution and Victorian Literature". Blackwell Encyclopedia of Victorian Literature. (forthcoming 2015)

"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.


Education & Interests:

  1. Ph.D., University of Chicago
  2. B.A., McGill University

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