Katherine Charles

Assistant Professor of Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Literature


Professor Charles’s primary field is transatlantic literature of the long eighteenth-century, with a special focus on the novel and women’s writing. She completed her dissertation, “Idle Stories: Interpolated Tales and the Anglophone Novel, 1740-1800,” at the University of California, Los Angeles, in 2016. Her project argues that interpolated tales, or intact tales within a tale, had a crucial role to play in teaching early novel readers the concept of fictionality and in shaping how novels treated difference, especially across the social boundaries of gender, class, and race.  



University of California, Los Angeles (PhD)

University of Cambridge (MPhil)

Princeton (AB)


ENG 394: Special Topics, Jane Austen Inc.

ENG 207: History of English Literature I

ENG 101: Literature and Composition, “Americans in Paris”