Peter Katz, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of English

Office: Stauffer Hall 107

Phone: (707) 965-6611

Faculty Since: 2015

B.A. Pacific Union College, 2010
Ph.D. Syracuse University, 2015

Peter Katz specializes in the History of the Book—the study of literary production and reception—particularly digital rhetoric and digital creative writing. He is also interested in the relationship between literature and science, particularly theories of embodiment, emotion, and cognition. His research has been presented at the International Conference on Books, Publishing, and Libraries, and published in Victorian Literature and Culture; he has also edited a special issue of Critical Survey on science and literature.
Professional Activities:

Selected publications

“Staging the Streets: The Theatricality of Science in fin-de-siècle Martial Arts.” Victorian Literature and Culture. Forthcoming.

Editor. Victorian Science and Literature. Special issue of Critical Survey. Forthcoming.

Editor. Metathesis. Interdisciplinary Online Journal. 2014-2015.

“Dickens, the Digital, and the Doctor.” Journal of Victorian Culture Online. 14 October 2013.

Selected conferences

“Fantastic Bibliography: Citation across Time in Wilkie Collins’s The Moonstone.” 12th International Conference on Books, Publishing, and Libraries. Simmons College, Boston MA. 8-9 November 2014.

“Bodily Basics: Teaching Martial Arts, Teaching the Humanities.” Embodied Pedagogies?: Bodily Bridges and Barriers in the Classroom. Special Session at Future Professoriate Program Conference. Chair and Organizer of Session. 15-16 May 2014.

“This is your brain on Carroll: A cognitive-linguistic approach to the affects and erotics of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass.” Northeast Humanities Corridor Victorian Studies Conference. Syracuse University. 9 November 2012.

“Deleuze and Bergson at Tanagra: The temporality and embodiment of language in Star Trek: The Next Generation; ‘Darmok.’” The Limits of Language. SUNY Buffalo. 14 April 2012.