Cate L. Mahoney entered the department in 2013, after graduating from NYU in 2012 (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa). Her primary interests include poetry, aesthetics, and American and African-American literature in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Her dissertation focuses on confidence and nerve in American poetry from the American Renaissance to the postwar period.
Cate has taught as a Preceptor for ENG385: Children’s Literature and ENG222: Words v. Music: the Song in Modern Times.
Her article entitled “Disavowing Elegy: 'That Pause of Space' and Emily Dickinson's Discourse of Mourning” was published in The Emily Dickinson Journal, and examines the ways in which Dickinson subverts the work of traditional elegy.
“Disavowing Elegy: 'That Pause of Space' and Emily Dickinson's Discourse of Mourning.” The Emily Dickinson Journal. 24.1 (2015): 52-71.