Catherine Winters-Michaud earned her Ph.D. from the University of Rhode Island in May 2020. Her dissertation, “The Mark of the Vanishing Reading: Interdiegetic Interaction in Multimodal Narrative,” argues that, though books and literature are changing, these changes focus on what needs books can fulfill, and that the reader is not an endangered species, threatened by changes in the media landscape, but is evolving and chooses to read print books when those books best fulfill their needs. Her research focuses on multimodal contemporary American literature and includes novels, comics, and other narrative literature. Catherine received her MA from Simmons University in Boston.


Doctor of Philosophy in English, University of Rhode Island, Sept. 2015-May 2020

Master of Arts in English, Simmons College, May 2014

Bachelor of Arts in English, summa cum laude, University Honors, Honors in English, Montclair State University, May 2012

Other Publications

Review: Sotirios Paraschas, The Realist Author and Sympathetic Imagination. Ninteenth-Century French Studies 43.3-4 (2015). 790 words.

Blog Posts


Giving Voice: A URI Experience – write up on a grant-funded public humanities project

Mapping Popular Portrayals of Paris



Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association


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