B.A., Stanford University, 2010
M.St., University of Oxford, 2011
Catie works on Victorian fiction, with specific interests in the rise of the novel, studies of narrative, and theories of form. Her dissertation explores how conceptions of subjectivity and embodiment shape the structure of 19th-century narrative. This project focuses on aberrant works of George Eliot, Thomas Carlyle, Robert Browning, and others; it argues that unusual textual forms expose assumptions about the body and perception that offer an interesting reflection on the period’s relationship to objectivity.
Before joining the department in 2014, Catie completed her Masters at Oxford, where she wrote on music and moral philosophy in George Eliot’s The Mill on the Floss. Her undergraduate thesis, which won Stanford’s Lawrence V. Ryan Prize for Innovative Research in the Interdisciplinary Humanities, looked at developing constructions of redemption in Richard Wagner’s successive revisions of The Ring. At Princeton, Catie co-leads the Victorian Colloquium and serves on the committee for the Princeton-Rutgers Victorian Symposium.