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Katherine L. Bergren
Assistant Professor of English
Phone: (860) 297-2282 Office Location: 115 Vernon Street 311
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Trinity College faculty member since 2013
General ProfileTeachingResearchPublications/PresentationsHonors/Awards
Ph.D., Univ. California-Los Angeles (2013)
M.A., Univ. California-Los Angeles (2008)
B.A., Wellesley College (2004)

Kate Bergren received her B.A. in English from Wellesley College and her M.A. and Ph.D from UCLA. Her fields of interest include British Romantic poetry, nineteenth-century British literature, postcolonial literature and theory, and ecocriticism. She is working on a book manuscript titled The Global Wordsworth: Afterlives of the English Poet, and has published articles in Modern Philology and ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and the Environment.

As a teacher, her aim is to widen the circumference of what constitutes an appropriate and useful reaction to a text, and to teach students that they are already in the process of interpretation when they find a reading confusing, exciting, or dull.