Department of English

Dr. Kathryn Finin

Associate Professor

Office Hours (Fall 2014):
T 12:30-2:30pm
W 2:00-3:00pm

Courses (Fall 2014):
COMP 100 - Composition
ELIT 241 - The English Renaissance
ELIT 270 - Shakespeare



Dr. Finin joined the English Department in 2003, after teaching Shakespeare and Literary/Critical Theory for several years as a part-time instructor at SUNY-Oneonta.  In 2001, she received the college’s Simphiwe Hlatswayo Award for Excellence in Part-Time Teaching.   Dr. Finin received her doctorate from Binghamton University in 1997, earning the Distinguished Research Award for her work on English Renaissance Drama.   She has presented many scholarly papers at The Shakespeare Association of America, as well as other conferences, and published several essays on plays by Shakespeare, Webster, and Middleton.  Dr. Finin's teaching interests include courses on Shakespeare, Early Modern English literatures, literary and critical theory, and various introductory survey courses.   Currently, Dr. Finin is involved in two major research projects:  one on Shakespeare’s female icons and a second on early modern English writers’ representations of Ireland and its people in the late 15th and early 16th centuries.  She is developing courses on Spenser’s The Faerie Queene and the notoriously fluid genre of Romance in English Literature.  In addition to her teaching and scholarly interests, Dr. Finin is a trained labyrinth facilitator who offers various community labyrinth walks, lectures and workshops.