Katherine Gray, PhD

Associate Professor of English
Assistant Director of Westover Honors Program


Hall Campus Center 235

Experience/ Background

  • 2007-present: Associate Professor of English at Lynchburg College
  • 2001-present: Assistant Director of the Westover Honors Program
  • 2001-2007: Assistant Director, Senior Symposium/LCSR Program
  • 1991-2007: Assistant Professor of English, Lynchburg College
    Adjunct Professor of English and Women’s Studies, Randolph-
    Macon Woman’s College
    Visiting Professor, Sweet Briar College
  • 1988-1991: Instructor of English at Lynchburg College
  • 1979-1988: Adjunct Professor of English at Lynchburg College

Degrees and Certifications

  • 1995 PhD George Washington University (English Literature)
  • 1978 MA University of Virginia (English Literature)
  • 1977 BA Randolph-Macon Woman’s College (English)

Professional/ Research Interests

  • Contemporary Irish literature and culture
  • Drama and Theatre
  • Contemporary Theory
  • Gender Issues

Honors and Awards

  • 2005 Summer Research Grant Recipient (Ireland, cultural studies), Lynchburg College
  • 2003 Summer Research Grant Recipient (Croatia, International Women’s Conference), Lynchburg College
  • 2001 Award for Initiative, Lynchburg College
  • 1999 Summer Fellow, National Humanities Center
  • 1998 CIEE Seminar Fellow, Conflict Resolution: On the Threshold of Peace in Northern Ireland
  • 1992-1995 University Fellow, George Washington University
  • 1992, 1993 Faculty Development Grant, Lynchburg College


  • “The Hollins Critic,” Encyclopedia Virginia. 2009
  • “The Attic LIPs: Feminist Pamphleteering for the New Ireland.” In Border Crossings: Irish Women Writers and National Identities. Katherine Kirkpatrick ed. University of Alabama P, 2000.
  • The Academy of Music Theatre, Act II. February 2000.
  • The Academy Marquee. November 1999.
  • Club Juana: A First Amendment Case?Co-Documentary. Co-Producer, writer, interviewer (with Dr. Margaret McLaren, Rollins College, Winter Park, Fla.). Filmed by Chuck Weiss, Orlando, Florida. Summer 1999.
  • “Marketing Women: A Graduate Seminar Integrating the Humanities and Marketing.” Marketing for the Millennium. Proceedings of the Atlantic Monthly Association. Vol. XV. Ed. Jerry W. Wilson. Madison, WI: Omnipress, Inc., 1999.
  • “Troubling the Body: Toward a Theory of Beckett’s Use of the Human Body On Stage.” Journal of Beckett Studies 5:1-2 (1995-6), 1-17.
  • Footfalls…faux pas?” Journal of Beckett Studies 5:1-2 (1995-6), 203-206.
  • “Beckettian Interiority.” Beckett Today/ Aujourd’ hui 5 (Fall 1996), 95-103.

Recent Professional Presentations

  • “The Relocation of Consciousness: Subjectivity in Anne Enright´s The Gathering.”
    (the phenomenology of the body in a recent Irish prize-winning novel)
    South Central Modern Language Association, San Antonio, 2009
  • “Presenting the Postmodern Performative: ‘How It Is’ ‘We Go On'”
    (on a post-Austinian variety of performativity in the plays of Samuel Beckett)
    South Central Modern Language Association, Memphis, 2008
  • “Introducing the Tain bo Cualinge
    (using an ancient Irish epic in the classroom)
    The Association for Core Texts and Courses, Williamsburg, 2007