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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 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.


Dense Phases in the Long Nineteenth Century (in progress)

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

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.


Education & Interests:

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

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