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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


 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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