Katherine Saunders Nash

Associate Professor
(804) 828-6191


BA, Earlham College
MA, PhD University of Virginia

Research/Teaching Focus

The history of the novel; narrative form and theory; Victorian and modernist British literature; narrative ethics; rhetoric; the history of feminist thought, gender, and sexuality; the history of the book and typography


Feminist Narrative Ethics: Tacit Persuasion in Modernist Form. Columbus: The Ohio State UP, 2014. The Theory and Interpretation of Narrative ser.

Recent/Selected Publications

“John Cowper Powys at the Wednesday Club,” Powys Journal 25 (2015): 11–73.

“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.

“‘I serpentined myself’: The Voices of John Cowper Powys.” Powys Journal 24 (2014): 67–88.

“Narrative Structure.”  The Blackwell Encyclopedia of the Novel. 2 vols. Ed. P. Logan et al. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011. 2: 545–547.

“John Cowper Powys’s ‘great new art’: Intermental Influence in the Lecture Career.”The Powys Journal 18 (2008): 38–66.

“Narrative Progression and Receptivity: John Cowper Powys’s Glastonbury Romance.” Narrative 15.1 (2007): 4–23.

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Faculty photo, unattributed – 2015

Upcoming Deadlines

Classes Begin
JANUARY 14, 2019

Add/Drop Deadline
JANUARY 20, 2019

Graduation Application Deadline
JANUARY 25, 2019

Spring Break
MARCH 3-10, 2019

Course Withdrawal Deadline
MARCH 22, 2019

Last Day of Classes
MAY 3, 2019



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