Catherine Ratliff

Contact Information


Office: Eddy 348

Office Hours: Tues. & Thurs. 12:30-2:00 p.m. and by appointment (Fall 2019)

Role: Faculty


My research focuses primarily on the female expatriate literary communities of early twentieth-century Paris. Figures include women such as Sylvia Beach, Gertrude Stein, Natalie Barney, H.D., Djuna Barnes, and Janet Flanner. I look at how issues of gender, economics, and sexuality all work together in the communities these women established and maintained between the World Wars. I am also interested in American women’s literature, global women's literature, American cultural studies, and gender studies.


Ph.D. in English Studies (Illinois State University, 2015), Master's in English (Illinois State University, 2008), Bachelor's in Psychology (University of South Florida, 2003)


Review of Contesting Intersex: The Dubious Diagnosis, by Georgiann Davis (2016) in American Book Review.


E 332: Modern Women Writers

AMST 101: Self/Community in American Culture Since 1877

CO 150: College Composition

E 334: Gay and Lesbian Literature

CO 301B