Eichhorn, Kate

Kate Eichhorn
PhD, Language, Culture and Teaching, York University:
MA, Education, Simon Fraser University;
BA, English and Women’s Studies, Trent University
Assistant Professor, Culture and Media & Director, First Year Writing Program


My research is concerned with the history and contemporary manifestations of radical print cultures. I’m especially interested in investigating how readers and writers form communities of practice and resistance, DIY forms of media production, and the afterlife of texts in archives. Some of this research is collected in The Archival Turn in Feminism: Outrage in Order (Temple University Press, 2013) and Adjusted Margin: Copy Machines and the Making of Public Cultures (forthcoming in 2015).

Creating new and productive models of knowledge production and artistic and literary inquiry is an integral part of my work as a researcher, educator, and writer. As an educator, I seek to stage encounters between writers, artists, curators, and students both on campus and in the community. As a researcher, I participate in many of the cultural organizations and social movements at the center of my research. These interventions reflect a commitment to promoting reciprocity and fostering strategic alliances between the university and community-based organizations in all aspects of my work.


Courses Taught:
Excavating Forgotten Media
Museums, Archives and Identity
Cultural Toolkit
Discourse and Difference
Introduction to Media Studies
Introduction to Cultural Studies
Recent Publications:

Selected Books

Adjusted Margin: Copy Machines and the Making of Public Cultures (Under contract with The MIT Press).

The Archival Turn in Feminism: Outrage in Order.
Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2013.

Fieldnotes, a forensic. Poetry. Toronto: BookThug, 2010.

Prismatic Publics: Innovative Canadian Women’s Poetry and Poetics. Edited collection. Toronto: Coach House Books, 2009.

Fond. Poetry. Toronto: BookThug, 2008.

Office Location:
Eugene Lang College
65 W. 11th St.
Room 255
New York, NY 10101
Office Hours:
9:00 to 10:00 on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
Phone Number/Extension:
212-229-5100 x3477


Research Interests:
Archives; small press and micro publishing; avant-garde literary and art
movements; feminist and queer theory; affect theory; material culture;
theories of everyday life.

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