Katherine Morrissey is a PhD Candidate in Media, Cinema and Digital Studies in the English Department at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM). Katherine has a Master’s in Communication, Culture and Technology from Georgetown University and professional experience in web management, graphic design for web/print, as well as communications and marketing in the non-profit sector.
Katherine’s current research focuses on the representations of female desire in popular culture, media production environments, and the impact of digital production on romantic storytelling. Her general areas of research include media and cultural studies, popular romance and genre studies, participatory culture, digitized research practices, and the digital humanities.
Katherine is a recipient of UWM’s Provost’s/UWM Libraries Scholar Award and began serving as Co-Director of HASTAC’s annual Feminist Scholars Digital Workshop in 2014. Katherine’s work has been published in the Journal for Popular Romance Studies and Transformative Works and Cultures. She is currently working on her dissertation: “Romance Networks: Aspiration and Desire in Today’s Digital Culture.”
Teaching Fall 2014:
- Future of Writing (ENGL 150)
- Text and Code (ENGL 215)
- Storytelling Across Media (ENGL 375)
Film, Television & Digital Studies; Composition; Digital Narratives; Participatory & Digital Culture; Audience Studies; Gender & Sexuality in Popular Culture; Popular Romance Genres; Genre Studies; Digital Production
“Romance’s Revolutions: The Repeated Surfacing of the Erotic in Romance.” Shattering Releases: The Pleasure and Politics of Popular Erotic Fiction. Ed. Kristen Phillips. [Forthcoming from McFarland & Co.]
“Fifty Shades of Remix: The Shared Pleasures of Commercial and Fan Romances.” Journal for Popular Romance Studies. 4.1. (2014) 1-17.
“Fanfiction.net” Popular Romance Project. [Forthcoming, 2014.]
“Archive of Our Own“ Popular Romance Project. 26 Nov. 2013.
“Fan/dom: People, Practices, and Networks.” Transformative Works and Cultures, no. 14, 2013. http://dx.doi.org/10.3983/twc.2013.0532.