Associate Professor of English
Phone: (417) 873-6941
Office: Pearsons 306
Katherine Gilbert completed her M.A. at the University of Virginia and her Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She began teaching at Drury in the fall of 2009. Dr. Gilbert is also the Director of Women and Gender Studies at Drury. Katherine is currently working on Legal Personalities: The Lawyer in the Victorian Novel, a manuscript that examines the literary and ethical character of the lawyer in Victorian fiction as one that evokes the tense stand off between advocates of the old feudal order and reformers eager to democratize and rationalize the nation-state.
Her interests in nineteenth-century literature include Victorian studies, law and literature, women's studies, nineteenth-century science, empire and nationhood, theories of character, the relationship between individuals and the state, and genre studies.
Katherine teaches British Literature I and II, Expository Writing, Literature Matters, and Law and Literature in the Nineteenth Century. She is in the beginnings stages of developing a program in law and literature at Drury and she is the faculty advisor to the Drury chapter of the Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society.
B.A., Bowdoin College, 1994
M.A., University of Virginia, 2001
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2009
Drury University faculty member since 2009
Associate Professor since 2015