Katie Osborn studies British and transatlantic literature and culture of the long eighteenth century. She is the digital projects manager for Laboring-Class Poets Online, an international, multi-university research group focused on recovering the poetry of British, Irish, Welsh, and Scottish poets who wrote between 1700-1900. She and her co-authors at several British and American universities are in the midst of creating a website to make freely available information about the more than 1,700 poets and their poetry, enabling a more comprehensive understanding of laboring-class literary production at a time of great social and economic change.
Osborn’s teaching in the Writing and Rhetoric program balances the ethical, rhetorical,
and practical elements of argumentation. Her experience with open-source scholarship, building web resources, and issues of race, class, and gender in the academy as well as at large has deeply influenced her teaching, and she strives to help students master the many skills needed for participating in modern ethical discourses.
Recent Scholarly Activity
“Digital Methods, Resources and Tools in Recovery of Laboring-Class Writing.”
A History of Working-Class Writing. Cambridge UP, forthcoming 2015.
“‘Untold tales must still remain behind’: Balladry, British Patriotism and Local
History in Bloomfield’s May-Day with the Muses.” Charles Dibdin and his
World: London, November 2014.
“Chorographical and Landscape Writing” (with Bridget Keegan). Oxford Bibliographies
in British and Irish Literature. Oxford UP, 2013.