Faculty Bio

Katie Gemmill

Post-doctoral Fellow of English

Katie Gemmill was awarded her PhD from Columbia University in 2017. Her research and teaching focus on eighteenth-century and Romantic literature in England, and her current book project, Novel Conversations, 1740-1817, examines how and why conventions for mapping speech on the page emerged over the course of that period. Her current and past projects all aim to forge communication between editorial and theoretical approaches to novel studies: she has worked on a number of textual editing projects through The Burney Centre and the Yale Johnson Edition, and published articles on Frances Burney’s French archive in The Burney Journal and on Jane Austen’s manuscripts in the University of Toronto Quarterly and Eighteenth-Century Fiction. She also has an article forthcoming in Narrative on dialogue and the visual page in the novels of Samuel Richardson. Other scholarly interests include representations of gendered transgression in fiction and Anglo-French literary relations in the long eighteenth century. She regularly writes criticism for popular reviews such as Public Books and Open Letters Monthly.