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Dr Katie Muth

Assistant Professor (Teaching), Digital Humanities and Modern Literature

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Assistant Professor (Teaching), Digital Humanities and Modern Literature in the Department of English Studies  



Dr Muth specialises in digital humanities and postwar American literatures, with particular interests in text and network analysis, data visualisation, and Cold War studies. She joined the Department of English Studies in 2017. With Lorna Burns, she is editor of World Literature and Dissent (Routledge, 2019). She has also published on figures such as Kathy Acker, Anne Howard Bailey, Paddy Chayefsky, Don DeLillo, Langston Hughes, Mo Yan, Thomas Pynchon, and Rod Serling. Dr Muth’s current book project Day Jobs: Postwar American Fiction and Work explores the intersection of creative economies and literary labour after World War II.

Esteem Indicators

  • 2022: Durham Grant Seedcorn Funding for ‘Mapping the cultural/ intelligence nexus in Britain and the US, c. 1939– 1992’:
  • 2019: Frederic D. Weinstein Memorial Fellowship Stipend, Harry Ransom Center:
  • 2018: Mayers Fellow, The Huntington Library :