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Kate Faber Oestreich

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Office Hours: Tuesday, Thursday 11:10a-12:10p; 1:35p-2:35p; and by appointment

I know only one thing about the technologies that await us in the future – we will find ways to tell stories with them.” – Jason Ohler


Kate Faber Oestreich is currently co-authoring with Jennifer Camden (Professor, University of Indianapolis) a book manuscript for Cambridge Scholars entitled, Transmedia Storytelling: Pemberley Digital’s Adaptations of Jane Austen and Mary Shelley (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, forthcoming 2018)Her published articles include "'Orlando about the year 1840': Woolf's Rebellion against Victorian Sexual Repression through Image and Text" (Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies), "Sue’s Desires: Sexuality and Reform Fashion in Jude the Obscure" (Victorians Institute Journal), "Gothic Remediation: The Castle of Otranto and The Monk" (The CEA Critic, co-authored with Daniel J. Ennis), and "Deviant Celibacy: Renouncing Dinah's Little Fetish in Adam Bede" (edited collection Straight Writ Queer: Non-normative Expressions of Heterosexual Desire in Literature). Oestreich serves on Nineteenth Century Studies Association’s Board, is co-chair of NCSA’s Web and Publicity committee, and edits NCSA’s popular Q&A feature on the 19 Cents blog. She has also published scholarly reviews in Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies and ARIEL: A Review of International English Literature, presented her scholarship at both national and international conferences, garnered grants from Horry County Higher Education Commission and the Coastal Educational Foundation, and been an invited guest lecturer at Beijing Language and Culture University in Beijing, China.


Ph.D. in English, August 2008 Department of English, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
M.A. in English, June 2003 Department of English, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
B.A. in English, minor: Women's Studies, cum laude, March 1997, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

Research Areas

Her areas of specialization include English literature of the long nineteenth century; digital storytelling and adaptation; critical theory, especially those concerned with new media, feminism, cultural materialism, and sartorial semiotics.