Karen Steele

Karen Steele

Professor and Chair
Reed Hall 314

k.steele@tcu.edu | 817-257-7240

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University of Texas-Austin, M.A. and Ph.D.
St. Olaf College, BA

Courses Taught

ENGL 10833: London through a child's eyes
ENGL 20803/WRIT 30213: Coming of age as a global citizen (in London)
ENGL 30443: Irish literary revival
ENGL 40663: Modern British fiction: Britannia and the great world
ENGL 40733: Children's Literature

Global Modernisms
Poetics of the Irish press
Gender and genre in 19th-century travel writing
Postcolonial literatures and theories

Areas of Focus

Karen Steele specializes in Modern British and Irish literature, Irish women’s cultural production, and media history.

19th-21st century British lit, women's writing, gender and sexuality studies

Ireland and the New Journalism, co-edited with Michael de Nie (Palgrave, 2014)

Women, Press, and Politics during the Irish Revival (Syracuse, 2007)

Maud Gonne’s Irish Nationalist Writings (Irish Academic Press, 2004)

AddRan College of Liberal Arts Division of Humanities Award for Distinguished Achievement as a Creative Teacher and Scholar

Wise Woman Award for Teaching and Mentoring (WGST)

Graduate Faculty Member of the Year, TCU Department of English

  • Modern Language Association
  • American Conference for Irish Studies
  • Research Society for Victorian Periodicals