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Katie Turcotte

Research Interests

Contemporary literature, comics and graphic novels, manga, intermediality, nonsense literature, horror and gothic, adaptation studies, feminist studies

Awards and Recognition
Queen’s University Teaching Fellow (2020)
Ontario Graduate Scholarship (2017-2018)
June McMaster-Harrison Memorial Prize (2013)
Recently published a chapter, titled “Establishing Canon through Transmedial Narrative Strategies from Television to Comics: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and the Morphin Grid” (Polyptych: Adaptation, Television, and Comics, Vernon Press)

This dissertation, titled “(Re)Defining Nonsense Literature as an Intermedial Genre”, focuses on expanding and recontextualizing the definition of literary nonsense as an intermedial genre and examines how the process of storyworld making is impacted by this change in definition; in addition, a taxonomy of nonsense creatures is established. The oeuvre of literary nonsense is discussed in the context of format and underrepresented creators, including women and persons of colour.

Additional Information

TESL Ontario (Accredited Member)

Department of English, Queen's University

Watson Hall
49 Bader Lane
Kingston ON K7L 3N6

Telephone (613) 533-2153



Queen's University is situated on traditional Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe territory.