Dr. Katherine Brackett

Research Assistant Professor

Dr. Katherine Brackett
(615) 898-5624
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Room 281, Peck Hall (PH)
MTSU Box 23, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Departments / Programs

Degree Information

  • PHD, University of Georgia (2018)
  • MA, West Virginia University (2012)
  • BA, University of Georgia (2009)

Areas of Expertise

U.S. South

Gender & Women's History

Cultural History

History of the Book

Biography

I received my undergraduates degrees (B.A. English, B.A. History) and doctoral degree in History from the University of Georgia, and earned my masters degree in History from West Virginia University. My research and writing interests center on nineteenth-century southern women's reading and writing and explores the ways in which they used literary practices to create sensibilities--ways of thinking, perceiving, and knowing the world--and played crucial roles in the formation of southern liter...

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I received my undergraduates degrees (B.A. English, B.A. History) and doctoral degree in History from the University of Georgia, and earned my masters degree in History from West Virginia University. My research and writing interests center on nineteenth-century southern women's reading and writing and explores the ways in which they used literary practices to create sensibilities--ways of thinking, perceiving, and knowing the world--and played crucial roles in the formation of southern literary culture. I also have interests in digital humanities, pedagogical research, and public history, having worked as a seasonal park ranger at Richmond National Battlefield Park while in graduate school. 

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Publications

"'Itchin' to Fight:' Civil War Video Game Manuals and the Emotions of Playing at War," in Playing at War: Identity and Memory in Civil War Video Games, Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press (forthcoming).

“The Nancy Hart Militia in Memory: How One Woman’s Story Became A Town’s Civil War Legacy,” Georgia Historical Quarterly, Volume CII, No. 4 (2018).

“Nancy Harts Militia.” In The Civil War in Georgia: ...

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"'Itchin' to Fight:' Civil War Video Game Manuals and the Emotions of Playing at War," in Playing at War: Identity and Memory in Civil War Video Games, Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press (forthcoming).

“The Nancy Hart Militia in Memory: How One Woman’s Story Became A Town’s Civil War Legacy,” Georgia Historical Quarterly, Volume CII, No. 4 (2018).

“Nancy Harts Militia.” In The Civil War in Georgia: A New Georgia Encyclopedia Companion, edited by John C. Inscoe, 168-70. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2011. Also published in “Nancy Harts Militia.” The New Georgia Encyclopedia Online, ed. John C. Inscoe, at http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/.

“Etiquette and Advice Manuals” and “Southern Womanhood.” In The World of the Civil War: A Daily Life Encyclopedia, edited by Lisa Tendrich Frank. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO (May 2015).

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Presentations

"Playing at War: Identity and Memory in Civil War Era Video Games," Roundtable, American Historical Association Annual Meeting; New Orleans, Louisiana (forthcoming in January 2022).

"What Does it Mean to Love Playing War?: Civil War Video Games, History, and Gender," Western History Association Annual Meeting; Portland, Oregon (forthcoming in October 2021). 

"World History for the 21st Century: Redesigning the College History Introductory Curriculum," Am...

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"Playing at War: Identity and Memory in Civil War Era Video Games," Roundtable, American Historical Association Annual Meeting; New Orleans, Louisiana (forthcoming in January 2022).

"What Does it Mean to Love Playing War?: Civil War Video Games, History, and Gender," Western History Association Annual Meeting; Portland, Oregon (forthcoming in October 2021). 

"World History for the 21st Century: Redesigning the College History Introductory Curriculum," American Historical Association Annual Meeting; New York, New York (January 2020). 

"Roadmap to General Education Redesign: Using Focus Groups for Positive Institutional Change," Tennessee Association for Student Success and Retention; Murfreesboro, TN (October 2019). 

"Generating Excitement by Considering Possibilities: Shaping the Campus Conversation about General Education Redesign at a Large State Institution," Association for General and Liberal Studies; Orlando, FL (September 2019). 

“Textual Healing: Confederate Women, Occupation, and Reading,” Society of Civil War Historians (June 2016)

“Textual Healing: Confederate Women, Occupation, and Reading,” Society for US Intellectual History Meeting; Washington, DC (October 2015)

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Awards

Teaching Awards and Honors: Nominated for the Excellence in Teaching Award, The Graduate School at the University of Georgia (2016 & 2017); Future Faculty Program Fellow, Center for Teaching and Learning, UGA (2016-17)

External Awards and Fellowships: Kentucky Historical Society, Scholarly Research Fellowship (2016); Virginia Historical Society, Frances Lewis Fellowship in Gender and Women’s Studies (2016); John Eugene and Barbara Hilton Cay Visit...

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Teaching Awards and Honors: Nominated for the Excellence in Teaching Award, The Graduate School at the University of Georgia (2016 & 2017); Future Faculty Program Fellow, Center for Teaching and Learning, UGA (2016-17)

External Awards and Fellowships: Kentucky Historical Society, Scholarly Research Fellowship (2016); Virginia Historical Society, Frances Lewis Fellowship in Gender and Women’s Studies (2016); John Eugene and Barbara Hilton Cay Visiting Scholar Grant, Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (2013) 

University Awards and Fellowships: Gregory Dissertation Completion Award, University of Georgia History Department (2017); Alfred Edmonson Brown Scholarship, The Graduate School at the University of Georgia (2016-17); Dean's Award in Arts and Humanities, UGA Graduate School (2016); Warner-Fite Scholarship Award, University of Georgia History Department, (2015); Willson Center for Humanities & Arts Graduate Research Award, University of Georgia (2014); Gregory Family Research Fellowship, University of Georgia (2013, 2015, 2016); Gregory Family Civil War and Southern Studies Grant, University of Georgia (2012-13); Ruth Regina Hale Canaga Memorial Fellowship Recipient, West Virginia University (2010-12)

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Research / Scholarly Activity

 

 

Courses

HIST 2010-Survey of United States History I