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Kathleen James-Cavan

Kathleen James-Cavan

B.A. Hons. (Trent), B.Ed., M.A., Ph.D. (Queen's)

Associate Professor

Office: Arts 321
Phone: 966-5501


Kathleen James-Cavan has published in Studies in the Novel on Jane Austen's The Watsons and has published two articles in Persuasions: The Journal of the Jane Austen Society of North America. She has given conference papers on Austen; Anne Finch, Countess of Winchilsea; and Edmund Spenser. Her research concerns primarily literature by women of the later 18th century, specifically Jane Austen, Hannah Cowley, Frances Burney, Elizabeth Carter, Catherine Talbot, and Elizabeth Inchbald. As part of a collective, she helped to produce the second edition of Thinking It Through: A Practical Guide to Academic Essay Writing (Academic Skills Centre, Trent University, 1989).


“‘Cruel Comfort’: A Reading of the Theological Critique in Sense and Sensibility.” Persuasions: The Jane Austen Journal On-Line 32.2 (2012). n. pag. Web (4,660 words)

"'[A]ll in me in Nature': The Values of Deformity in William Hay's Deformity: An Essay." reprinted in Brueggemann, Brenda Jo and Marian E. Lupo, eds. Disability and/in Prose. London: Routledge, 2008. pp. 17-28.