Kathleen Sullivan, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of English Language and Literature

Kathleen Sullivan, Ph.D.
134 Christendom Dr
Front Royal, VA, 22630


Thomas Aquinas College, BA in Liberal Arts
The University of Dallas, MA in English
The Catholic University of America, PhD in English

Classes Taught

  • ENGL 101: Literature of Western Civilization I
  • ENGL 202: Literature of Western Civilization IV
  • ENGL 319: Literary Criticism
  • ENGL 320: Poetry and Poetics
  • ENGL 361: English Romantic Literature
  • ENGL 362: English Victorian Literature
  • ENGL 491: Children’s Literature of the 19th Century
  • ENGL 494: The Novels of Jane Austen

Areas of Expertise 

Jane Austen
19th century British Literature
Epistolary Literature

Selected Scholarship

Principles Live Lecture: “Why Read Jane Austen? A Lesson in Humility”  

“Tomorrow Is the Day When It All Begins”, Instaurare Issue, Winter 2021 (page 20).

“Revelation of Interiority”, Instaurare Issue, Spring 2021 (page 38).

“How Literature Redeems the Mundane: The Depth, Purpose, and Thrill of the Mundane”, Beato Fra Angelico Fine Arts Series, Spring 2021.

“Saving the Distracted Student: Pedagogical Methods to Encourage a Love of Beauty in Literature.” Association for Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers (ALSCW) Conference. Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN. (November 2018)

“Playing Socrates: A Teacher’s Role in Leading Fruitful Class Discussions.” ALSCW Conference. University of Dallas, TX. (October 2017)

“Speaking of Scout Finch: The Rhetoric of Harper Lee’s Heroine.” Interdisciplinary Conference: Service in Scholarship. The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C (March 2012)

Professional Affiliations

Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA)
Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers (ALSCW)