Katharine Beutner


Katharine Beutner

Office hours:
KUY 723, Mondays 1:30-3:30 pm and by appt.

Katharine Beutner writes fiction and creative nonfiction and studies the literature of the long eighteenth century. She is the author of Alcestis, a retelling of Greek myth that won the 2011 Edmund White Prize for Debut Fiction, and is currently at work on a novel tentatively titled Killingly, set at Mt. Holyoke College in the 1890s. Her next project will focus on environmental justice and sustainability. Her academic research has focused primarily on the writing lives of a group of early eighteenth-century women writers, and her interests include literary history and historiography, life writing, genre fiction, animal studies, environmental writing, and textual studies. She received her MA and PhD from the University of Texas at Austin and formerly taught at the College of Wooster. 

Areas of Interest

Fiction and creative nonfiction


MA, PhD, University of Texas at Austin


Spring Semester 2017
  • ENG-313: Types of Creative Writing:
  • ENG-495: Internship

Fall Semester 2016
  • ENG-383: Children’s Literature
  • ENG-481: Studies in Lit & Popular Culture: Procedurals

Spring Semester 2016
  • ENG-313: Types of Creative Writing
  • ENG-332: Restoration/18th-C Lit in Eng