Kathleen Tonry

Associate Professor

Associate Professor; Associate Director of the University Writing Center, Storrs.

Specialties: Medieval Literature, Fifteenth-Century literary culture, pre-modern media studies, temporality, antiracist pedagogy, writing center studies.

Recent Publication: Agency and Intention in English Print (1476 – 1526).  Brepols, 2016.

Current Research: My current monograph project is situated between media studies and the history of the handpress. Press Time: Labor, Temporality and the Long Politics of the Handpress traces the uses of “slow print” as an activist and aesthetic form from the fifteenth through the twenty-first centuries. Working through four historical moments, the study follows the handpress to argue that tracing the reoccupation of historical media forms offers a provocative and salient political history up through our contemporary moment.

With Gabe Morrison, I am also working on a UConn-wide initiative centered on antiracist writing assessments. Please see our website.

View Kathleen Tonry’s Faculty Bookshelf.


Contact Information
Mailing AddressUniversity of Connecticut
Department of English
215 Glenbrook Road, U-4025
Storrs, CT 06269-4025
Office LocationAustin 124