Time, place, and gender are fused into an interpretive alembic by one of the noted polymaths of our era, Kate Flint, a veteran of Oxford and Rutgers, now at USC. A cultural and literary historian of breadth and depth, Kate Flint embodies the notion that, as far as USC is concerned, the British Invasion has only begun.
Kate Flint is Provost Professor of English and Art History, and chair of the department of art history. She also serves as the director of the Visual Studies Research Institute and the Visual Studies Graduate Certificate. Her polymathic work spans Victorian and early 20th-century cultural and literary history, visual culture, women’s writing, gender studies and transatlantic studies. Two of her books—The Victorians and the Visual Imagination and The Woman Reader, 1837–1914—won the British Academy’s Rose Mary Crawshay literary prize. She is currently working on the visuality of flash photography – the language, the associations, and the poetics of sudden, startling, flashes of light.