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Skidmore College
English Department

Catherine GoldenCatherine Golden

Professor, Tisch Chair in Arts and Letters (2017-22)

A.B., Brown University
Ed.M., Harvard University
Ph.D., University of Michigan

Office: Palamountain 321
Phone: (518) 580-5164

Teaching and Research Interests:

  • Victorian Literature and Culture
  • Book illustration
  • Jane Austen
  • British and American Women Writers
  • Children's Literature
  • Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  • Rhetoric and Composition

Courses Taught:

  • EN 105H: The Reader Within
  • EN 110: Introduction to Literary Studies
  • EN 223: Women and Literature
  • EN 228H: The Victorian Illustrated Book
  • EN 239: Children's Literature: A History
  • EN 248: The Brontës
  • EN 316: The Nineteenth-Century British Novel
  • EN 352 Victorian Literature and Culture
  • EN 354 Jane Austen
  • EN 360: Women Writers
  • EN 363: Jane Austen, Inc.
  • EN 375: Jane Austen
  • EN 375: The Brontës
  • HF 300: Jane Austen in Bath
  • SSP 100: Children's Literature Revisited
  • SSP 100: Jane Austen, Inc.

Professional Accomplishments:

  • Serials to Graphic Novels: The Evolution of the Victorian Illustrated Book (University Press of Florida, 2017; paperback and ePub (in full color) 2018)
  • Posting It: The Victorian Revolution in Letter Writing (University Press of Florida, 2009; paperback and ePub 2010)*
  • Images of the Woman Reader in Victorian British and American Fiction (University Press of Florida, 2003)
  • Charlotte Perkins Gilman's The Yellow Wall-Paper: A Sourcebook and Critical Edition, ed. (Routledge, 2004)
  • Book Illustrated: Text, Image, and Culture 1770-1930, ed. (Oak Knoll, 2000)
  • The Mixed Legacy of Charlotte Perkins Gilman (Ed. with J. Zangrando, U of Delaware P, 2000)
  • Unpunished (Ed. with D. Knight, Feminist Press, 1997)
  • The Captive Imagination, Ed. (Feminist Press, 1992)

*Link to Posting It video podcast here

Link to “The Victorian Age Beyond Masterpiece Theater,” Academic Minute, October 1, 2021.

Dr. Golden's essays and reviews have appeared in Victorian Studies, Victorian Poetry, American Literary Realism, ANQ, Beatrix Potter Studies, the Victorian Web, and other journals, collections, and anthologies. She is author of Serials to Graphic Novels: The Evolution of the Victorian Illustrated Book (2017) and a regular contributor to Illustration Magazine, a British arts journal. She is a founding member of the Charlotte Perkins Gilman Society and served as Executive Director from 1998-2002. Posting It: The Victorian Revolution in Letter Writing is the winner of the 2010 DeLong Book History prize from the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, & Publishing (SHARP). In 2012, Golden received the Faculty Distinguished Lectureship Award at Skidmore College entitled the Moseley Award and, in 2016, she was awarded an endowed chair, the Tisch Chair in Arts and Letters (2017-22). She has also published two Victorian-themed children's books, Victorian Cat Tales, Book I: The Life and Times of Rose and Leopold (2013), and Victorian Cat Tales, Book II: Rose and Leopold Living Royally (2014).