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Katherine Parr is a lecturer at the University of Illinois at Chicago where she teaches for the English Department. She also has served as a copy editor for Pearson Higher Education and Ohlinger Publishing Services. Her interests are in rhetoric and composition, grammar, and 19th century Irish literature, more specifically, Famine literature. She has been with the University since 2004. Katherine earned her doctorate from Northern Illinois University. Her dissertation is titled Sense and Sensibility in Nineteenth‐Century Irish Women’s Writing: Rescuing Ireland’s Poetic Grandmothers. She has publications in Hungry Words; How Postcolonial Theory and Criticism Have Reshaped the Boundaries of Irish Studies: Essays on the Irish Canon; Literary Themes: War and Peace; Evangelicals and Catholics in Nineteenth Century Ireland; Irish Women Writers; and the Encyclopedia of Irish‐American Relations. Her presentations include the Conference for College Composition and Communication; Modern Language Association Conference; American Conference for Irish Studies, University of Notre Dame; Irish‐American Heritage Society, Chicago; Midwest Victorian Studies Association; Society for the Study of Nineteenth‐Century Irish Literature, DePaul University; Midwest Modern Language Association; and the American Conference for Irish Studies.