Katherine Blake


ABD – Indiana University
GPA: 3.9
Dissertation committee: Linda Charnes, Penelope Anderson, Nicholas Williams, and Ellen Mackay
Dissertation title: “Putting it down: Memory, hybridity, and objects in Shakespeare and Wordsworth”
Advancement to candidacy: May 31, 2013 Dissertation prospectus approved: April 24, 2013
Expected date of graduation: May 2016

Masters of Arts – Indiana University
GPA: 3.9
Graduated November 2011

Bachelor of Arts
Major: English, Minor: German
GPA: 3.8
Graduated May 2009

Teaching Experience

Associate Instructor

ENG-L220 — Introduction to Shakespeare
August 2015-December 2015

ENG-W231 — Professional Writing
January 2015-May 2015

ENG-W202 — College Grammar
October 2014-December 2014

ENG-J101 — Introduction to College Composition
June 2014-July 2014

ENG-W131ML – Multilingual Freshman Composition
August 2013 – Current

ENG-W131BW – Basic Freshman Composition
August 2011 – May 2013

ENG-W131 – Freshman Composition
August 2010 – May 2011

Presentations (selected)

UPCOMING: “It scarce needs to be said”: How a monument presupposes an epitaph and other considerations for cognitive studies in Wordsworth • November 11, 2015 • Columbus, OH Midwest Modern Language Association

“Future Audiences: Shakespeare and the Early Modern Monument”
IU English Graduate Student Conference – May 27, 2015 Bloomington, IN

Dissertation Presentation
Pecha Kucha Night @ the Center for Eighteenth Century Studies (Indiana University)
Short presentations on dissertation topic from graduate students affiliated with the Center. The aim is to present the entire topic in twenty slides with a limit of twenty seconds per slide.

“Sovereign Space in Antony and Cleopatra and Romeo and Juliet: Sonnets and Monuments”
Shakespeare Association of America – April 10-12, 2014 St. Louis, MO
Seminar: “Exhibiting the Early Modern: Gestus, Memory, Space” hosted by Pascale Aebischer and Kathryn Prince

“Sonnets, Legacy, and Artistic Production in Romeo and Juliet
Midwest Modern Language Association – November 7, 2013 Milwaukee, WI

“Shakespeare’s Natural Women: Femininity, Masculinity and Memory in King Lear and The Tempest
Sixteenth Century Society and Conference – October 26, 2012 Cincinnati, OH 


Nominated for Culbertson Teaching Award
Nominated for an award for outstanding performance in my fifth year of teaching
February 24, 2015
Indiana University English Department

Culbertson Teaching Award
Awarded for outstanding performance in my fourth year of teaching
April 7, 2014
Indiana University English Department

Nominated for Culbertson Teaching Award
Nominated for an award for outstanding performance in my third year of teaching
March 12, 2013
Indiana University English Department

Nominated for Culbertson Teaching Award
Nominated for an award for outstanding performance in my first year of teaching
March 25, 2011
Indiana University English Department

Extracurricular Activities and Service (Selected)

Keynote committee member for 2015 IU English Graduate Student Conference “Breaking Futures”
Worked with a small group of other graduate students to find and contact a keynote speaker (Jonathan Hsy, George Washington U). We also arranged for his travel and helped him navigate the campus.

Composition coordinator for 2014/2015
Year-long position; 2-person committee whose chief responsibility is to assist in the selection of teachers for a special composition course offered by the department.
Supervisor: Kathy O. Smith

Panel moderator for 2014 IU English Graduate Student Conference “Undoing Health”
March 29, 2014
Indiana University

Presented course material to School of Ed graduate course
March 4, 2014
Indiana University School of Education
Instructor: Dr. Ray Smith

Working group for ENG-W131ML curriculum
Designed a syllabus, assignments, and lesson plans for the English department’s L2 writing course.
Fall 2013 – Present
Indiana University
Correspondents: Tara Kelley and William Allendorfer

English Tutorial Services (Tutor for L2 speakers)
Individuals seeking service are normally graduate and undergraduate students looking to practice their speaking skills, have important documents explained to them, or review their homework assignments and essays.
August 2013-Present
Asian Culture Center, Indian University
ETS organizer: Sarah Moon

C18 Reading group
Co-lead a discussion-based reading group. We aim to strike an even balance between literature and philosophy.
August 2012-Present
Co-leader: Rachel Seiler

Pedagogical Coursework

Pedagogical Internship (overseen by Linda Charnes)
ENG-L 695
Spring 2013

Practicum on the teaching of freshman composition
ENG W-501
Fall 2010


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