Department of English at Illinois State University

English Department Faculty and Staff


Kate Browne

Doctoral Student


Technology Coordinator, Writing Program

Office Address: STV 414 B
Office Phone: 309-438-2961
Office Hours:

 M 3:30-5:00

Email: Contact Kate Browne (kabrow7)
Website: Visit Kate Browne’s Website
Teaching Schedule:
Course NumberSectionCourse NameTimeRoom NumberCourse Links
ENG160.01Introduction to Studies in Women`s Writing M W 14:00 - 15:15STV 0308
Teaching Interests:
digital literacies, archival research, critical embodied pedagogy
Research Interests:
women's life writing, feminist disability studies, narratives of body size, circus & sideshow literature, American popular culture 1865-present
MS, Theatre History & Criticism, Illinois State University 2007
Selected Publications:
Browne, Kate. “Bait and Switch: Commodification and Agency in Diet or Die: The Dolly Dimples Weight Reducing Plan.” Ragen Chastain, ed. The Politics of Size: Perspectives from the Fat Acceptance Movement. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO. (Forthcoming)

Browne, Kate. "Here Comes the Bride: Lavinia Warren as Mrs. Tom Thumb." Bandwagon: The Journal of the Circus Historical Society 57.2 (2013): 2-11. Print.

Browne, Kate. “Bust a Rhyme: A New Poetics of Food Journaling.” Grassroots Writing Research Journal 4.1 (2013).

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