Kate Singer

Associate Professor of English; on leave Spring 2022
Specialization: 
British Romanticism; eighteenth- and nineteenth-century women’s writing; poetics; critical theory; digital humanities

Kate Singer’s research explores questions of poetics, epistemology, gender, affect, and media in the Romantic period. She is currently working on a manuscript that considers the serious epistemological speculation in women’s poetry from the Romantic period.

Singer's scholarly interests also include the intersections of data and the literary, particularly the areas of digital textual encoding, analysis, and pedagogy within the digital humanities and, more broadly, the topics of mediation, gender, and virtuality both in the Romantic era and our own.

Her work has been published in Studies in RomanticismEuropean Romantic ReviewThe Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy, and Literature Compass.  She edits the Pedagogies section of Romantic Circles.

At Mount Holyoke, Singer teaches courses on British and transatlantic Romanticisms, poetics, and gender theory, and women in the digital age.

Recent Campus News

Image by David Driskell. Silence from the Doorway Portfolio, 2008 Reductive serigraph, Partial gift of Curlee Raven Holton and purchase with the Ann Nelson Behrman ’54 Art Acquisition Fund, 2012.49.3, © Estate of David C. Driskell.

Students present at Mount Holyoke conference

Mount Holyoke College students presented at a College-organized Black Studies and Romanticism conference.

Recent Publications

Singer, K. "'It's the End of the World as We Know It and I Feel Queer': Mary Shelley, Queer Affect, and Shapeshifting through The Last Man." In K. Singer, A. Cross, and S. L. Barnett (Eds.). Material Transgressions: Beyond Bodies, Genders, Things (213-232). Liverpool University Press.

Singer, K., Cross, A. & Barnett, S. L. (Eds.) (2020). Material Transgressions: Beyond Bodies, Genders, Things. Liverpool University Press.

Singer, K. (2019). Automatic for all: Mary Shelley's posthuman passion. In Michael Demson and Christopher Clason (Eds.), Romantic Automata: Exhibitions, Figures, Organisms (pp. 128-145). Bucknell UP.

Singer, K. (2019). Romantic Vacancy: The Poetics of Gender, Affect, and Radical Speculation. SUNY Press: Albany, NY.