University of Calgary

Katherine Zelinsky

  • Sessional Instructor

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Professional Description

Zelinsky teaches a wide range of courses covering various historical periods and genres. Her main area of specialization is eighteenth-century fiction, with a special interest in the rise of and literary connections between women novelists from the early to late eighteenth-century, including such writers as Penelope Aubin, Charlotte Lennox, Charlotte Smith, Mary Wollstonecraft and Frances Burney. In keeping with her more recent interests, Zelinsky has taught courses in the history of Illness Narratives and in literary representations of lesbian space/place. Her current research project involves contextualizing Thomas Gray's "Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard" within a tradition of female elegists.  She is also working on an interdisciplinary, English/Social Work, course on Lesbian Oppression.  
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