Associate Professor of Humanities and Co-Director of IPHS department
Timberlake House 01
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Katherine Elkins came to Kenyon in 2002 after teaching for many years at the University of California at Berkeley, where she received several teaching awards. She teaches Odyssey of the West as well as courses that examine modernism and postmodernism from an interdisciplinary perspective. Trained in comparative literature with a specialization in Latin poetry and nineteenth-and twentieth-century French, English, German and American literature, her current research focuses on the intersections of science, literature, and philosophy. She is completing a manuscript entitled Beyond the Archive: Non-Archival Memory in Baudelaire, Proust, and Beckett. A chapter of the manuscript received the A. Owen Aldridge award and excerpts have appeared in Discourse and Comparative Literature Studies. In 2004-2005, she was the recipient of Kenyon's Whiting Foundation Teaching Fellowship.
Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley
B.A. Yale University
"Middling Memories and Dreams of Oblivion: Rewriting Memory in Baudelaire and Proust," Discourse, forthcoming.
"History versus Memory: History's Theft and Memory's Return in Maryse Condé" in Maryse Condé: By Way of Introduction, Africa World Press, Spring 2004.
"Stalled Flight: Horatian Remains in Baudelaire's 'Le Cygne'," Comparative Literature Studies, Fall 2001.