Baxter took her first degree in English Literature and Classical
Hebrew at the University of Glasgow, where she also completed
her Ph.D. in early 20th-century Modernism. Following her Ph.D.
she held various positions including Research Assistant to Poet
Laureate, Professor Andrew Motion, and posts in the departments
of Manuscripts and U.S. Collections at the British Library.
Her research and publications have predominantly been in the
field of Conrad Studies, and in 2004 she was honored by the
Joseph Conrad Society of America with the Bruce Harkness Young
Conrad Scholar Award.
other main area of research interest is 20th century and contemporary
literature from and about West Africa, and in particular, the
interplay between literature and policy during the late colonial
and early postcolonial period.
teaching has encompassed a broad range of literature and theory,
from Shakespeare through to contemporary travel writing, and
she has also taught research and writing skills, creative writing,
and project management in Communications.
taught in 2010-11:
Conrad and the Swan Song of Romance. Ashgate. 2010. Forthcoming.
and Criticism of Joseph Conrad: The Late Fiction, 1920-1925,
eds. Katherine Baxter and Mary Burgoyne. Rodopi. Forthcoming.
and the Performing Arts, eds. Katherine Baxter and Richard
J. Hand. Ashgate. 2009.
Joseph. Plays. eds. Katherine Baxter and Richard J. Hand,
Cambridge Edition of the Works of Joseph Conrad. Forthcoming.
Editor, Cambridge Edition of the Works of Joseph Conrad.
Articles and Chapters:
Bang-Bang Club: Vocalizing the Trauma of Photography' in
Trauma, Resistance, Reconstruction in Post-1994 South African
Writing. eds. Jaspal K. Singh and Rajendra Chetty, Peter
Lang. 2010. Forthcoming.
Iweala', Encyclopedia of Contemporary Fiction, Facts
on File. 2009. Forthcoming.
and McClure's Magazine', Conradiana. 41.2 (2009). Forthcoming.
Chronology of Composition and Publication' in Conrad in Context.
ed. Allan Simmons, Cambridge University Press. 2009. Forthcoming.
Jim: A Character in Search of a Plot' in Reimagining
the Victorian Orient, special edition of Critical Survey
21.1 (2009). 105-119. Forthcoming.
Gender and Laughter' in L'Epoque Conradienne. 34 (2008)
(with Richard J. Hand) in Conrad and the Performing Arts.
and Shakespeare' in Conrad and the Performing Arts.
'Soyinka, Walcott, and Modernist Circulations of African Aesthetics'
in Origins of Literary Modernism, 1870-1914. ed. Gregory
F. Tague, Academica Press. 2008.
Out the Bones: Two New Manuscript Leaves of "Falk"',
The Conradian. 31.2 (2006) 103-13.
Application to the British Museum: An Unpublished Letter', The
Conradian. 31.2 (2006) 79-84. Invited contribution.
Rescue Synopsis: A Transcription and Commentary', The Conradian.
31.1 (2006) 117-27. Invited contribution.
Revelations of Solitude' in Beyond the Roots: The Evolution
of Conrad's Ideology and Art. ed. Wieslaw Krajka. Conrad
Eastern and Western Perspectives, Vol. 14. Columbia University
Press. 2005. 337-55.
Journals and Magazines in the Arts and Humanities at the British
Library', Resources for American Studies. 58 (2005) 18-21.
Strange Spaces of The Rescue', The Conradian. 29.1 (2004)
Publishing and the Formation of Literary Taste in England, 1880-1914
by Mary Hammond, English Literature in Transition 1880-1920.
51.2 (2008) 235-38.
A Cultural History by Tim Armstrong, Notes and Queries.
53.4 (2006) 580-81.
Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad: Volume 7 eds. Laurence
Davies and J.H. Stape, English Literature in Transition
1880-1920. 49.4 (2006) 452-55.
Forster's Modernism by David Medalie, Notes and Queries.
53.1 (2006) 127-28.
Cambridge History of Twentieth Century English Literature eds.
Laura Marcus and Peter Nicholls, English Literature in Transition
1880-1920. 49.2 (2006) 225-28.
Conrad and Popular Culture by Stephen Donovan, The Joseph
Conrad Society Website: www.josephconradsociety.org.
Unbound: Reading Sacrifice in Modernist Fiction by Thomas
Cousineau, English Literature in Transition 1880-1920.
48.4 (2005) 492-95.
Kees and the Arts at Midcentury ed. Daniel A. Siedell, Journal
of American Studies. 39 (2005) 345-46.
Imagined States: Law and Literature during Nigerian Decolonization.