Katie Kalish

Katie Kalish

Associate Professor
English

Rm 305

catherine.kalish@uwc.edu
(715) 261-6258
Publications 
Co-Coordinator of the Higher Learning Commission Self-Study for the UW Colleges re-accreditation. Spring and Summer 2012. Successfully worked with various constituencies to compile and analyze information about our institution and draft a report in support of the institution’s re-accreditation. http://www.uwc.edu/sites/uwc.edu/files/imce-uploads/about/overview/accre... “Everything you Know About Higher Education is Wrong.” Huffington Post. With Kelly Wilz, Nerissa Nelson, Holly Hassel, and Jill Stukenberg. https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/everything-you-know-about-higher-ed... "Maintaining Openness and Access: The Difficult Work of Open-Admissions Writing Programs" for the University of Ottowa’s new series on access for an edited collection called The World Blown Open: Open Access, Open Education, and Open Knowledge for an Uncertain Future. Proposal Accepted, 2017. “Inequitable Austerity: Pedagogies of Resilience and Resistance in Composition.” Pedagogy. With Cassie Phillips, Jennifer Heinert, Holly Hassel, and Joanne Giordano. Article accepted for publication, Fall 2017. "Winthrop and Watchmen: Liminality, Transformation, and American Identity." Reconstructions. With Jennifer Heinert. Forthcoming, 2017. “On the Same Page: A Peer Review that Works.” Small Group Collaborative Learning & Writing: A Practical Sourcebook. With Jennifer Heinert and Valerie Pilmaier. Ed. Kathleen Hunzer. New York: McFarland, 2012. “The New Feminist Socialism: The Writings of Charlotte Perkins Gilman.” Eureka Studies in Teaching Short Fiction. Fall 2008: 127-36. “Finnegan for Freshmen: Why Joyce’s Most Difficult Work May Be Easiest for Students to Grasp.” Eureka Studies in Teaching Short Fiction. Spring 2007: 114-118. “Merging the Novel and the Epic: Understanding Morality in Theodore Dreiser’s Sister Carrie.” Midwestern Miscellany. Spring 2006. “’Nobody Sick, Nobody Poor:’ Zona Gale’s Construction of a Feminist Utopia.” Midwestern Miscellany. Spring 2003. 25-34.
Education 
Ph.D., English, Marquette University, May 2006 Focus on Modern Literature, British and Irish literature, and American Literature, pre-1900. Dissertation analyzes the rhetoric of clothing in James Joyce’s text, Finnegans Wake. M.A., English, Marquette University, Milwaukee, August 2001 Focus on American and British literature. B.A., English, University of Wisconsin- Madison, May 1999
Presentation Topics
  • Get That Scholarship: How to Write Effective Scholarship and Application Essays.
  • Modern British Literature: Lead discussions on authors like Joyce, Woolf, Eliot, Yeats and Mansfield, as well as literary modernism.
  • Early American Literature: Lead discussions on authors such as Whitman, Dickinson, Melville and Stowe, as well as female writers in early American literature.
  • Graphic Novels: Provide context for how we read graphic novels as works of literature and lead discussions on authors such as Satrapi, Thompson, Gaiman and Spiegelman.