Karen Hadley

Associate Professor
Email: hadley @ louisville.edu
Phone:502-852-3047
Office Hours: Spring Term: TTh 11:00-12:15

 

Bio

Karen Hadley earned her BA in English and Political Theory from the University of California at Berkeley, and her MA and PhD in English Literature and Language from Berkeley.  Her primary research interests have been in Romanticism and Modernity, including commodification in the forms of labor and time; and in the legacies of phenomenology and deconstruction.  Her current projects address botanical imagery in William Blake’ Visions, and the aesthetics of ugliness in Frankenstein.

She has taught courses in Jane Austen and film, the Godwin-Shelley circle, William Blake, and more widely in 20th century literary and language theory, 19th and 20th century British literature, and women writers. She currently serves as a University Honors Fellow and as University Faculty Senator.

Courses Taught

Prerequisite: ENGL 102 or 105. A survey course of British writers. Historical period: 1700-1900.
Prerequisite: ENGL 102 or 105, membership in English Honors Program. Note: Approved for the Arts and Sciences upper-level requirement in written communication (WR). Two seminars required of all students within the departmental honors program.
Prerequisite: ENGL 102 or 105, membership in English Honors Program. Note: Approved for the Arts and Sciences upper-level requirement in written communication (WR). Two seminars required of all students within the departmental honors program.
Prerequisite: ENGL 102 or 105; ENGL 300 or 310. Note: Approved for the Arts and Sciences upper-level requirement in written communication (WR). Formerly ENGL-315; credit may not be earned for this course by students with credit for ENGL-315. Study of selected works, in a variety of genres, from British literature of the nineteenth century. Taught with attention to historical and cultural context. Historical period: 1700-1900.
Prerequisite: ENGL 102 or 105; ENGL 306 and 310. Study of selected theories for the interpretation of literary and other texts, from the New Criticism to the present.
Prerequisite: ENGL 102 or 105; junior standing. In-depth study of selected movements, genres, topics, or groupings of writers of the Romantic period.Historical Period: 1700-1900.
Intensive survey of the major literary figures and intellectual traditions of Eighteenth Century England, with attention to modern critical approaches.
A selective survey of theories of interpretation from the New Criticism to the present, and of interpretive practices based on these theories.

Educational Background

Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley

Teaching Areas

Romantic Literature; British Romantic period literature (circa 1780-1830); British women writers; British Literature (general);

Research Interests

William Wordsworth; Anna Laetitia Barbauld; history and time in Romantic studies; critical and literary theory; language philosophy; gender theory and criticism

Professional Activities

Humanities Faculty; Womens Studies Faculty

Publications

Recent Publications

English Literary History (ELH); Studies in English Literature (SEL); College Language Association (CLA) Journal; Research/Recherche Litteraire; Criticism