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Kathryn Olsen Wickman

Kathryn Olsen Wickman

Senior Lecturer


Kathryn Olsen Wickman

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9018 Haley Center

Office Hours

Tuesday, Thursday 11:00 am - 12:00 pm or by appointment via Zoom


PhD, University of Oregon

MA, University of Oregon

BA, Winthrop University

About Me

Kathryn Olsen Wickman received her BA in English from Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina in 2000. She moved west to study comparative literature at the University of Oregon, where she specialized in modern fiction in English, French, German, and Danish. She received her MA and PhD in 2007. Wickman studies narrative structure and complexity, poetic language, and phenomenology. She is currently investigating detective fiction.

Research Interests

world literature


"Raveling Out Like a Looping String: As I Lay Dying and Regenerative Language." Journal of Modern Literature. 33.4 (Summer 2010): 95-111.