Katia Fowler



Research Interests: 

17th-Century British Literature; Textual Criticism; Early Modern Women Writers


Co-coordinates the Renaissance Workshop with Sarah Kunjummen


Katia came to the University of Chicago in 2012 after earning her master's degree from the University of Virginia. Her thesis, "Ten Poems by Katherine Philips: A Critical Edition" was advised by David Vander Meulen. In addition to poem-by-poem historical collations and textual information, the apparatus for the edition includes a textual essay and an analysis of Philips's spelling, punctuation and capitalization. Philips's holograph in the National Library of Wales (MS 775B) served as the copy-text.

Books eat up way too much of Katia's money, as she finds it nearly impossible to resist adding new finds to her collections. In addition to books in general, Katia collects the works of her great aunt, Jeanne G. Pennington; stories and novels by Ursula K. Le Guin (plus a handful of other science fiction authors); and books and other media related to the study of early modern women writers. Sadly, she has yet to acquire a book published prior to 1849. Please stop bidding against her on eBay.