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Karen Hornick

Karen Hornick

Clinical Associate Professor
B.A. English, University of Chicago, 1979
M.A. English, Columbia University, 1981
M.Phil. English, Columbia University, 1984
Ph.D. English, Columbia University, 2000

Karen Hornick teaches courses that integrate the study of literature, media, philosophy, cultural history, and writing. At Gallatin, she has taught writing seminars and interdisciplinary seminars on gender and feminist theory, modern cultural history, and popular culture theory, and most summers she teaches a Study Abroad class on culture and history in Berlin. Trained as a Victorianist, she is currently working on problems regarding serial narrativity and popular aesthetics, particularly in relation to the poetics of television. Professor Hornick has served as a faculty adviser to The Gallatin Review and since Fall, 2010 she has served as a Faculty Co-Director of the Gallatin M.A. program. In 2009, she received the Gallatin Excellence in Teaching Award and, in the Fall of 2012, she began a term as Research Faculty in Residence at NYU London.


Professor Hornick was awarded the 2014-2015 NYU Distinguished Teaching Award, which is presented annually to outstanding full-time faculty members in recognition that one of NYU's primary institutional priorities, along with research, is exceptional teaching inside and outside of the classroom setting.


Contact Information

Karen Hornick

Clinical Associate Professor
1 Wash Pl, Room 605
(212) 998-7331
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Office Hours
Tuesday 2-5

Research and Teaching Interests

literature; cultural history and critical theory; feminism and gender studies; popular culture; television studies

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