Humboldt State University

Kathleen Doty

English Faculty: Linguistics, Literary Studies
Dr. Kathleen Doty, EnglishKathleen Doty
Linguistics; Pragmatics; 20th-Century Literature

Founders Hall 212

Ph.D., University of Washington

Current Research, Scholarly Interests, and Related Activities: Linguistic Analysis of Literature; Language of the Salem Witchcraft Trials; Early 20th-Century Literature; Stylistics





Courses Taught:

  • English 101: Critical Writing
  • English 105: Introduction to Literature
  • English 120: Introduction to the English Major
  • English 225: Introduction to Language Analysis
  • English 308: Women in Literature
  • English 325: History of the English Language
  • English 326: Language Studies for Teachers
  • English 328: Structure of American English
  • English 481: Internship in Literature or Writing
  • English 465: Multicultural Issues in Literature/Languages
  • English 485: English Colloquium
  • English 499: Directed Study
  • English 536: Seminar in American Literature
  • English 546: Seminar in British Literature
  • English 618: Linguistic and Rhetorical Approaches to Writing
  • English 682: Internship in the Teaching of Writing
  • English 690: Master's Project
  • English 699: Independent Study

A Partial Listing of Recent Publications:

  • “Courtroom Discourse” in Handbook of Pragmatics: Historical Pragmatics, eds. Andreas H. Jucker and Irma Taavitsainen, Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 2010.
  • "(Un)Becoming Conduct: Cotton Mather’s Ornaments for the Daughters of Zion and the Salem Witchcraft Crisis.”  In Instructional Writing in English, eds. Matti Peikola et al.  Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing, 2009.
  • "Formulaic Discourse and Speech Acts in the Witchcraft Trial Records of Salem, 1692,” Journal of Pragmatics 41(3), 2009: 458-469. (Co-authored with Risto Hiltunen)
  • “Telling Tales: The role of scribes in constructing the discourse of the Salem witchcraft trials.” Journal of Historical Pragmatics 8(1), 2007: 25-41.

  • “’I will tell, I will tell’: Confessional Patterns in the Salem Witchcraft Trials, 1692.”  Journal of Historical Pragmatics 3:2, 2002: 299-335. (Co-authored with Risto Hiltunen)
  • "Performing Gender: The Semiotics of the Body in Three Recent Films."  Semiotics around the World: Synthesis in Diversity. Ed. Irmengard Rauch and Gerald F. Carr.  Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 1997: 921-924.
  • "The Power of Communicating Without Words: David Malouf's An Imaginary Life and Remembering Babylon"  In Antipodes: A North American Journal of Australian    Literature, 10:2 (December 1996): 99-105. (Co-authored with Risto Hiltunen)

  • "Taking a Stance:  How Finnish and American University Students Respond to Literature."  In Essayes & Explorations: A `Freundschrift' for Liisa Dahl, ed. Marita Gustafsson.  Anglicana Turkuensia, No. 15: 21-35.  Turku: University of Turku Press, 1996.