Dr. Katherine Ellison

Professor
Associate Chair
  • CURRENT COURSES
  • TEACHING INTERESTS
  • 17th- and 18th-Century British Literature and Culture, Women Writers, Book History, Media Studies, Digital Humanities, and Publishing Studies
  • RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • 17th- and 18th-Century British Literature and Culture, the History of Cryptography, Intelligence, and Intellectual Disability, Early Modern and 18th-Century Women Writers, Book History, Media Studies, and Digital Humanities
  • Ph D 18th-Century Literature - 2004
  • Emory University
  • Atlanta
  • Dissertation/Thesis topic: "After the Fatal News Arrived: Reading and the Eighteenth-Century Media State"
  • MA 18th-Century Literature - 2002
  • Emory University
  • Atlanta
  • BA English / Film Studies - 1998
  • Indiana University
  • Indianapolis
  • SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
  • Ellison, Katherine. “’1144000727777607680000 wayes’: Early Modern Cryptography and Fashionable Mathematics.” The Journal of the Northern Renaissance. 6 (2014): http://www.northernrenaissance.org/1144000727777607680000-wayes-early-modern-cryptography-as-fashionable-reading/
  • Ellison, Katherine. “Mediation and Intelligence in Defoe’s A Vision of the Angelic World.” Topographies of the Imagination: New Approaches to Defoe. Ed. Katherine Ellison, Kit Kincade, and Holly Faith Nelson. New York: AMS Press, 2014. 93-115.
  • Ellison, Katherine, Kincade, Kit, and Nelson, Holly Faith, Co-Editors. Topographies of the Imagination: New Approaches to Defoe. New York: AMS Press, 2014.
  • Ellison, Katherine. “Digital Scholarship as Handwork and Brainwork: An Early Modern History of Cryptography.” Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies. 13.4 (Fall 2013). 29-46.
  • Ellison, Katherine. “Erotic Death Machines: Sex and Execution in James Boswell’s Writings.” Sex and Death in Eighteenth-Century Literature. Ed. Jolene Zigarovich. New York: Routledge, 2013. 183-199.
  • Ellison, Katherine and Huff, Cynthia. “Reading Our Foremothers: Victorian and Eighteenth-Century Literary Mothers and Millennial Readers.” Maternal Pedagogies: In and Outside the Classroom. Co-editors Deborah Byrd and Fiona Green. Ontario: Demeter Press, 2011. 171-182.
  • Ellison, Katherine. “Millions of Millions of Distinct Orders: Multimodality in Seventeenth-Century Cryptography Manuals.” Book History. 14 ( Fall 2011): 1-24.
  • Ellison, Katherine and Matthews, Carol. “Virtual History: A Socially-Networked Pedagogy of Enlightenment.” Educational Research. 52.3 (2010): 297-307.
  • Ellison, Katherine. “Heroic Sustainability: Composing Virtual Gardens.” Academic Exchange Quarterly. 13.4 (2009). 141-145.
  • Ellison, Katherine. “Cryptogrammatophoria: The Romance and Novelty of Losing Readers in Code.” Eighteenth-Century Fiction. 20.3 (2008): 287-311.
  • Ellison, Katherine. “James Boswell’s Revisions of Death as The Hypochondriack and in the London Journals.” Eighteenth-Century Fiction. 20.4 (2008). 37-59.
  • Ellison, Katherine. Fatal News: Reading and Information Overload in Early Eighteenth-Century Literature. New York: Routledge, 2006.
  • PRESENTATIONS
  • FUNDED GRANTS
  • Outstanding College Teacher
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • 2015
  • University Research Initiative Award
  • Illinois State University
  • 2010
  • Dean’s Award for Outstanding Scholarly Achievement, Pre-Tenure
  • Illinois State University
  • 2009
  • Department Nominee for Outstanding Teacher Award
  • 2009
  • Sigma Tau Delta Faculty Appreciation Award
  • 2009
  • College of Arts and Sciences Service Initiative Award, College Nominee
  • 2008
  • Red Tassel Mortar Board Faculty Appreciation Award
  • 2007
  • University Teaching Initiative Award
  • 2007
  • English Education “Great Teaching Strategy” Award
  • 2006
  • Sigma Tau Delta Faculty Appreciation Award
  • 2006
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Emory University
  • 2005
  • The Folger Institute at the Folger Shakespeare Library, Full Year Fellowship
  • Folger Institute
  • 2004
  • Dean's Teaching Fellowship, Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, Emory University
  • 2003
  • Culpepper Grant for Digitizing Poetry
  • Emory University
  • 2000
  • English Studies Award
  • Department of English, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis (IUPUI)
  • 1998
  • Faculty Medal of Distinction
  • School of Liberal Arts, Indiana University
  • 1998
  • Graduate Fellowship
  • Department of English, Emory University
  • 1998
  • Honors Research Grant: “Immediating the Hiroshima and Nagasaki
  • IUPUI
  • 1997
  • Cavanaugh Award for Outstanding Liberal Arts Student
  • School of Liberal Arts, IUPUI
  • 1996
  • Creative Writing Award
  • English Department, IUPUI
  • 1996
  • Film Studies Award
  • English Department, IUPUI
  • 1996