Katherine Nash

Katherine S. Nash, PhD

Associate Professor

(804) 827-8316

Hibbs Hall, 900 Park Ave., room 316

Curriculum vitae

20th/21st Century

Film, New Media, Theory


  • PhD, English Language and Literature, University of Virginia (2006)
  • MA, English Language and Literature, University of Virginia (2003)
  • BA, English Language and Literature, Earlham College (1995)

Research Interests

  • Form, theory, and history of narrative
  • Victorian and Modernist British literature
  • Narrative ethics
  • Inclusive pedagogies, curricula, and program assessments
  • Undergraduates' wellness

Select Publications

  • Feminist Narrative Ethics: Tacit Persuasion in Modernist Form (Columbus: The Ohio State University Press, 2014).
  • “Mid-Pandemic Pedagogy: A Candid Dialogue between Student and Literature Professor.” Co-authored with VCU sophomore English major Emma Carlson. Literature 2 (2022): 62-76.
  • “When a Plan Comes Together: An Analysis of Assessment Plans from Accredited U.S. Journalism and Mass Communication Programs.” Co-authored with Timothy Bajkiewicz. Journalism and Mass Communication Educator. Under peer review.
  • “Overt and Covert Narrative Structure: A Reconsideration of Jane Eyre,” in Twenty-First-Century Perspectives on Victorian Literature, ed. Laurence W. Mazzeno (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2014), 75–85.
  • “Narrative Structure,” in The Encyclopedia of the Novel, ed. Peter Melville Logan, Olakunle George, Susan Hegeman, and Efraín Kristal (Chichester, West Sussex, UK: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011), 545–49.



  • ENGL 336: Nineteenth-Century Novels
  • ENGL 342: The Modern Novel
  • ENGL 447: Form and Theory of Fiction
  • ENGL 301: Introduction to the English Major
  • ENGL 480/ENGL 499: Virginia Woolf


  • Profile in Faculty Teaching Excellence, filmed by the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence (2018)
  • VCU Humanities Research Center Residential Fellow (2016) 
  • VCU Humanities Research Center Travel Grants (2017, 2016, 2014)
  • NEH Seminar, “Narrative Theory: Rhetoric and Ethics in Fiction and Nonfiction" (2008)