Kathryn McKee is McMullan Associate Professor of Southern Studies and English. She has a Ph.D. in American literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and joined the UM faculty in the fall of 1997. Her research interests include the nineteenth-century U.S. South, particularly the lives of women during the postbellum period. She is co-editor, with Deborah Barker, of American Cinema and the Southern Imaginary (2011) and author of Reading Reconstruction: Sherwood Bonner and the Literature of the Post-Civil War South (2018).
- Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1996)
- M.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1989)
- B.A., Centre College(1987)
Teaching and Research Interests
- United States Literature
- U.S. Southern literature
- Global South Studies
- Film Studies
- Writing by Women
- Humor Studies
- Reading Reconstruction: Sherwood Bonner and the Literature of the Post-Civil War South. Forthcoming LSU Press, Southern Literary Studies Series, Fall 2018.
- “Interlocality and Interdisciplinarity: Learning from Existing Models of the Global South.” Co-authored with Kirsten Dellinger, Jeffrey Jackson, and Annette Trefzer. In Navigating Souths: Transdisciplinary Explorations of a U.S. Region, edited by Michele Coffey and Jodi Skipper, University of Georgia Press, 2017. 153-166.
- “The Catfish Industry and Spatial Justice in the Mississippi Delta: Steve Yarbrough’s The Oxygen Man. Co-authored with Kirsten Dellinger, Annette Trefzer, and Jeffrey Jackson. Journal of American Studies (published online: 08 January 2016): http://journals.cambridge.org/abstract_S0021875815002649
- “Introduction: The Global South and/in the Global North: Interdisciplinary Investigations.” Co-edited with Annette Trefzer, Jeffrey Jackson, and Kirsten Dellinger. Special issue of The Global South 8.2 (Fall 2014): 1-15.
- “Sherwood Bonner and the Postbellum Legacy of Southwestern Humor” in Southern Frontier Humor: New Approaches, Ed. Ed Piacentino. Jackson: The University
Press of Mississippi, 2013. 104-130.
- American Cinema and the Southern Imaginary. Co-edited with Deborah Barker.
- Athens: University of Georgia Press, New Southern Studies Series, 2011.
- “’the silence which/Smothers you’: Kaye Gibbons’s On the Occasion of My Last
- Afternoon.” in Still in Print: The Southern Novel Today, Ed. Jan Nordby Gretlund.Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2010. 43-57.
- “Local Literatures, Global Contexts: The New Southern Studies.” Co-authored introduction (with Annette Trefzer) to special issue of American Literature, 78.4(2006): 677-690.
- “Writing Region from ‘the Hub’: Sherwood Bonner’s Travel Letters and Questions of Postbellum U.S. Southern Identity,” Legacy, 22.2 (2005): 126-143.
216 Barnard Observatory
kmckee at olemiss.edu