Katharine A. Burnett


Dr. Burnett is an assistant professor of English with specializations in early American literature, 19th-century literature, and literature of the U.S. South. She has been the recipient of an Andrew W. Mellon/American Council of Learned Societies dissertation completion fellowship and a University of Tennessee Humanities Center fellowship. Her articles and essays have appeared in the Southern Literary Journal and the Global South Journal. Her book project, Cavaliers and Economists: Global Capitalism and the Development of Southern Literature, 1820-1860, examines antebellum southern literature in the context of free market capitalism and the 19th-century global economy. She is a native of Nashville.


19th-century American literature, literature of the U.S. South, early American literature, and economics and literature

Recent Publications

  1. “Moving Toward a ‘No South’: George Washington Cable’s Global Vision in The Grandissimes.” Southern Literary Journal. 45. 1 (2012): 21-38.

  2. "Lafcadio Hearn's Traveling Regionalism." The Global South Journal. 3. 2 (2009): 64-82.

Katharine A. Burnett
Assistant Professor of American Literature
PhD - The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
MA - The University of Mississippi
BA - The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

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