Katy Masuga

Comparative Literature Instructor, UW, Seattle in Paris
Katy Masuga


Ph.D., Comparative Literature: Theory and Criticism, 2007

Katy Masuga is a writer and professor, teaching for the University of Washington, Seattle program in Paris. Her background is in comparative modernisms, and her current research focuses on intersections between literature, film and the visual arts. She writes fiction and nonfiction, blurring the lines of distinction, with influence from Sebald, Rilke, Woolf, Steve Weiner and Marilynne Robinson. Publications include two nonfiction books (The Secret Violence of Henry Miller, Camden House 2011; Henry Miller and How He Got That Way, EUP 2011), two novels (The Origin of Vermilion, Spuyten Duvyil, 2016; The Blue of Night, Caffeinated Press, 2018), a dozen stories in various literary journals, a regular 'Letter from Paris' in The Broadkill Review, and two dozen essays and anthology chapters ranging in content from language games in Beckett, Wittgenstein and Blanchot to the history of Shakespeare and Company in Paris to altered books and bookart to the vegetarian diet of Frankenstein's Creature. 

 (PhD, Comparative Literature: Theory and Criticism, 2007)