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Coastal Carolina University
P.O. Box 261954
Conway, South Carolina
Victorian literature; critical theory, especially those concerned with feminism, hierarchies of sexual pleasure, cultural materialism, and sartorial semiotics; and multimodal composition.
Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts
Kate Oestreich, assistant professor of English, joined the Coastal Carolina University faculty in 2008. She earned a bachelorís degree in English in 1997, a masterís degree in English in 2003, and a Ph.D. in English in 2008 from The Ohio State University. She is a specialist in British literature of the long 19th century and feminist literary theory.
Oestreich has taught literature, composition and film courses at The Ohio State University and at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Wash. She has presented her scholarship on authors ranging from John Keats to Charlotte Bronte to Alfred Hitchcock at both national and international conferences.
Her article on George Eliotís Adam Bede is included in "Straight Writ Queer: Non-normative Expressions of Heterosexual Desire in Literature" (2006), and her dissertation is entitled, "Fashioning Chastity: British Marriage Plots and the Tailoring of Desire, 1790-1930" (2008).