Catherine Seltzer

Catherine Seltzer, PhD

Associate Professor

Hibbs Hall, 900 Park Ave., room 324C

20th/21st Century


  • PhD in English The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • MA in English, The University of Georgia, Athens
  • BA in English, The College of William and Mary

Research and Teaching Interests

  • 19th, 20th, and 21st Century American Literature
  • Southern Literature
  • American Women’s Writing
  • Literary biography and memoir


  • ENGL206: American Literature II
  • ENGL301: Introduction to the English Major
  • ENGL/GSWS353: Women’s Writing
  • ENGL304: Writing About Music
  • ENGL374: U.S. Literature: Modernism

Representative Publications

  • “'Understanding All Too Well What is Meant': Teaching Toni Morrison's 'Recitatif',” The Bloomsbury Handbook to Toni Morrison, Eds. Kelly Reames and Linda Wagner-Martin. Bloomsbury Press, 2023.
  • Understanding Pat Conroy, The University of South Carolina Press, 2015 .
  • Elizabeth Spencer’s Complicated Cartographies: Reimagining Home, the South, and Southern Literary Production, Palgrave McMillan, 2009.