Katherine Preston

Katherine Preston

B.A. English and Political Science, Williams College, 2016.


I am interested in the relationship between aesthetic and political representations, as the representation of a subject is at once an aesthetic concept concerned with perception and a political concept linked to power. I situate my work in formally experimental poetry and prose that reorients our senses--both feeling and knowing. Future projects will continue to consider potentials for the reconceptualization of subjectivity and world through literature.

Courses Taught:

Critical Reading and Writing I: The Academic Essay

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised: Poetry and the Politics of Representation

Research and Teaching Interests:

African American Studies and the Black Atlantic; American Literature and Culture; Colonial and Postcolonial Studies; Literary and Cultural Theory; Poetry and Poetics; Race and Ethnicity; 20th-Century and Contemporary