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 and philosophy of science (particularly theories of embodiment, emotion, and cognition) and the History of the Book (particularly popular readers, the history of literary studies, and reception theory). His research has been published in Victorian Literature and Culture and the Journal of Victorian Culture, as well as edited collections. Katz teaches courses in science and literature, literary theory, and online creative writing and publication, and was 2018 Educator of the Year.
Professional Activities:

Selected publications

“Second Hand Politics: Sartorial Culture, Socialism, and the Work of the Novel in Walter Besant’s Children of Gibeon.” Edited collection.Ed. Kevin Morrison. Manchester UP. Publication in progress.

The Moonstone” and “The Woman in White.” Companion to Victorian Popular Fiction. Ed. Kevin Morrison. MacFarland. Forthcoming 2018.

“Redefining the Republic of Letters: The Literary Public and Mudie’s Circulating Library.” Journal of Victorian Culture, vol. 22, issue 3, 2017, pp. 399-417.

“Staging the Streets: The Theatricality of Science in fin-de-si├Ęcle Martial Arts.” Victorian Literature and Culture vol. 44, issue 2, 2016, pp. 343-361.

Editor. Victorian Science and Literature, special issue of Critical Survey, vol. 27, issue 2, June 2015.