PhD in English Candidate
547 Denney Hall
Areas of Expertise
- Television and media studies
- Fan studies
- Transformative Works
- Speculative fiction
- Popular culture
- MA, English, Georgetown University, 2015
- BA, English and Classics, Connecticut College, 2013
Katharine McCain is a PhD candidate writing her dissertation on contemporary fanfiction, specifically the Coffee Shop Alternate Universe. Her research focuses on transformative works and various social media websites that cater to fan communities. Other research interests include queer and feminist theory, horror media, and Sherlock Holmes.
- "Sensibly Organized: Filling in Gaps With Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality." Prequels, Coquels and Sequels in Contemporary Anglophone Fiction, Routledge, 2018.
- "Epoximise!: The Renegotiation of Film and Literature Through Harry Potter GIF-sets." Harry Potter on the Page and on the Screen: Adaptation/Reception/Transformation. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2018.
- "Feeling Exposed? Irene Adler and the Self-Reflective Disguise." Gender and the Modern Sherlock Holmes: Essays on Film and Television Adaptations Since 2009. Jefferson: McFarland & Company, Inc., 2015.