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Kathleen Kelly

Professor

Academic Division: Arts & Humanities
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Bio

Kathleen Kelly is Professor of English in the Arts and Humanities Division at Babson College. She earned her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from The Ohio State University where she was awarded the English Department’s Distinguished Teaching Award. While at Babson she has been the recipient of a National Endowment of the Humanities (NEH) Yearlong Fellowship to attend a seminar at the University of Southern California and an NEH grant to attend a Summer Seminar at Brown University, as well as a grant sponsored jointly by the NEH and the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for curriculum development. In addition to several research and teaching development grants, Babson awarded her the C. E. McCarthy Family Term Chair. She has served at Babson as Chair of the Arts and Humanities Division, Director of Writing for the MBA Programs, Writing Program Coordinator, and Writing Center Director. In 2007 she was awarded the Carpenter Prize for Exceptional Contributions to Babson College. She teaches courses at the foundation, intermediate and advanced levels, and she frequently staffs the Writing Center. Professor Kelly teaches and publishes in both literary studies and the theory and pedagogy of writing. She has published articles on the literature of the English Renaissance, including the poetry of John Donne and Andrew Marvel and Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra, as well as on the contemporary fiction of Julian Barnes. Several articles related to pedagogy explore ways that classic texts can be incorporated into courses dealing with contemporary issues, including texts by Plato, Molière, Rousseau, Stendhal, Marx, Strindberg, Simmel, and Brecht. Most recently she has developed a course incorporating the “Reacting to the Past” pedagogy to explore political and personal equality. She has written numerous articles on composition and business writing and is a co-author with Janis Forman of The Random House Guide to Business Writing. ​

Academic Degrees

  • Ph D, The Ohio State University
  • MA, The Ohio State University
  • BA, St. Mary's College

Academic Interests

Literature; Business Writing; Composition

Awards & Honors

  • 2007 - Carpenter Prize, Babson College

Courses

Degree Courses 2016-2017
  • HUM 4616: FROM THE FRENCH REVOLUTION TO THE SEXUAL
Degree Courses 2015-2016
  • LVA 2020: SONS AND DAUGHTERS IN FICTION MEM (LIT)

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Kelly, K.A. (in press). Developing Sensitivity to Structural Injustice in a Foundation Humanities Course. Teaching Ethics: The Journal of the Society for Ethics Across the Curriculum
  • Kelly, K.A. (2015). The French Revolution and Stendhal’s The Red and the Black: Linking the Personal and Political Using ‘Reacting to the Past,’. , 13(3), 53-58. link
  • Kelly, K.A. (2014). Militarism and Pacifism in Shakespeare’s "Antony and Cleopatra". The International Journal of Literary Humanities, 11(3), 19-25. link
  • Kelly, K.A. (2013). Individualism or Narcissism? Using Charles Taylor’s Concept of Authenticity to Frame a First-Year, Humanities Course. The International Journal of Learning in Higher Education, 19(2), 63-70. link
  • Kelly, K.A. (2012). Humors, Neuroses, and Falling in Love in Julian Barnes’s Talking It Over and Love, etc.. International Journal of the Humanities, 9(9), 179-192. link
  • Kelly, K.A. (2009). A Yearlong General Education Course Using "Reacting to the Past" Pedagogy to Explore Democratic Practice. International Journal of Learning, The, 16(11), 147-156. link
  • Kelly, K.A. (2008). Talk-Show Intimacy and Narrative Technique in Julian Barnes’s Talking It Over and Love, etc.. The International Journal of the Humanities, 5(10), 179-188. link

Book Chapters

  • Kelly, K.A. (2013). Strindberg’s Miss Julie and the Democratization of Personal Life. In George Poulos and Stavroula Varella (Ed.), Explorations in World Literature, from Ancient to Contemporary. Athens: Athens Institute for Education and Research
  • Kelly, K.A. (in press). “Using The Good Women of Setzuan to Illuminate the Communist Manifesto” .From Here to There: The Odyssey of the Liberal Arts.: University Press of America
  • Kelly, K.A. (2016). Using Nussbaum to Link the Apology and Crito to the Responsible Global Citizen. In Ed. Robert D. Anderson, Molly Bridgid Flynn, J. Scott Lee. (Ed.), Engaging Words: Core Texts and Cultural Contexts.: University Press of America
  • Kelly, K.A. (in press). “Home and the Real World: Vilém Flusser’s Migrant, Crito’s Athens, and Tim Winton’s Trailer Park,”.Liberal Arts Education and the World: Inquiring into, Preparing for, and Living in the Real World through Core Texts.
  • Kelly, K.A., Moriarty, P. (2011). Georg Simmel's "The Metropolis and Mental Life": An Anchor for the First-Year Core. In Robert D. Anderson, Molly Brigid Flynn and Scott J. Lee (Ed.), Who Are We? Old, New, and Timeless Answers from Core Texts. Lanham, MD: University Press of America
  • Kelly, K.A. (2002). “The ‘Great Work’ and Bakhtin’s Theory of Genres”. In eds. Don Thompson, Darrell Colson, J. Scott Lee (Ed.), Universality and History: Foundations of Core. Lanham, MD : Rowman & Littlefield

Presentations

  • Wedding or Sacrifice? Seeing Euripides’ Iphigenia at Aulis in Elena Ferrante’s My Brilliant Friend
    Kelly, K. Wedding or Sacrifice? Seeing Euripides’ Iphigenia at Aulis in Elena Ferrante’s My Brilliant Friend Intersections/Intersezioni 2016, Crossing Italian Borders in Art, Literature, Music, Theater, and Cinema,, Florence, Italy (2016)
  • “Developing Sensitivity to Structural Injustice in a Foundation Humanities Course.”
    Kelly, K. “Developing Sensitivity to Structural Injustice in a Foundation Humanities Course.” 2015 International Business and Education Conference, London, UK, London, UK (2015)
  • The French Revolution and Stendhal’s The Red and the Black: The French Revolution and Stendhal’s The Red and the Black: The French Revolution and Stendhal’s The Red and the Black: Linking the Personal and Political Using ‘Reacting to the Past’
    Kelly, K. The French Revolution and Stendhal’s The Red and the Black: The French Revolution and Stendhal’s The Red and the Black: The French Revolution and Stendhal’s The Red and the Black: Linking the Personal and Political Using ‘Reacting to the Past’ Twelfth International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities, Madrid, Spain (2014)
  • Militarism and Pacifism in Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra
    Kelly, K. Militarism and Pacifism in Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra Eleventh International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities, Budapest, Hungary (2013)
  • Using Taylor's Concept of Authenticity to Frame a First Year
    Kelly, K. Using Taylor's Concept of Authenticity to Frame a First Year Nineteenth International Conference on Learning, London, England (2012)
  • Home and Vilem Flusser's Challenge of the Migrant
    Kelly, K. Home and Vilem Flusser's Challenge of the Migrant Eighteenth Annual Conference of the Association for Core Texts and Courses , Milwaukee, WI (2012)
  • Interrogating "Falling in Love" in Julian Barnes's Talking it Over and Love, etc.
    Kelly, K. Interrogating "Falling in Love" in Julian Barnes's Talking it Over and Love, etc. Ninth International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities, Granada, Spain (2011)
  • Fateful Moments, Liberal Arts, and Tim Winton's The Turning
    Kelly, K. Fateful Moments, Liberal Arts, and Tim Winton's The Turning the Association for Core Texts and Courses Annual Conference, New Haven (2011)
  • Strindberg's Miss Julie and the Democratization of Personal Life
    Kelly, K. Strindberg's Miss Julie and the Democratization of Personal Life Third Annual International Conference on Philology, Literatures and linguistics, Athens, Greece (2010)
  • Using Nusbaum to Link the Apology and Crito to the Responsible Global Citizen
    Kelly, K. Using Nusbaum to Link the Apology and Crito to the Responsible Global Citizen Association for Core Texts and Courses Annual Conference, New Brunswick, NJ (2010)
  • Model for a Yearlong, First-year Seminar Exploring Democracy, Past and Present
    Kelly, K. Model for a Yearlong, First-year Seminar Exploring Democracy, Past and Present Reacting to the Past Annual Summer Institute, Barnard College, NY (2009)
  • Georg Simmel's "The Metropolis and Mental Life': An Anchor for the First-Year Core"
    Kelly, K., Moriarty, P. Georg Simmel's "The Metropolis and Mental Life': An Anchor for the First-Year Core" Association for Core Texts and Courses Annual Conference, Plymouth, MA (2008)
  • “Talk-Show Intimacy in Julian Barnes’s Talking It Over and Love Etc.”
    Kelly, K. “Talk-Show Intimacy in Julian Barnes’s Talking It Over and Love Etc.” Fifth International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities, American University Paris (2007)
  • “Using Brecht’s The Good Woman of Setzuan to Illuminate The Communist Manifesto”
    Kelly, K. “Using Brecht’s The Good Woman of Setzuan to Illuminate The Communist Manifesto” Association for Core Texts and Courses Annual Conference, Williamsburg, VA (2007)
  • “Intimacy as the Democratization of Personal Life: Anthony Giddens and Strindberg’s Miss Julie”
    Kelly, K. “Intimacy as the Democratization of Personal Life: Anthony Giddens and Strindberg’s Miss Julie” Association for Core Texts and Courses Annual Conference, Chicago, IL (2006)
  • “Authenticity as a Frame for Analyzing Core Texts: Shakespeare’s Coriolanus and Kincaid’s My Brother”
    Kelly, K. “Authenticity as a Frame for Analyzing Core Texts: Shakespeare’s Coriolanus and Kincaid’s My Brother” Association for Core Texts and Courses Annual Conference, Vancouver, B. C. (2005)