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Katherine Wakely-Mulroney


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Biography


Katherine Wakely-Mulroney received her PhD from the University of Cambridge, where her research focused on repetition and memory in devotional and pedagogical writing. Her doctoral thesis, “‘Where You Cannot See To Read: Memorisation and Mental Space in the Work of Isaac Watts and Lewis Carroll”, explored recurring approaches to child interiority in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Katherine received her master’s degree with distinction from Royal Holloway, University of London. Her forthcoming edited collection, The Aesthetics of Children’s Poetry: A Study of Children’s Verse in English, focuses on the literary, aesthetic, theoretical, and philosophical dimensions of children’s poetry. Her work has also appeared in the Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies.

Katherine’s CLASS postdoctoral research project, “Telltale: Questioning Children and Children’s Testimony, 1701 to the Present”, is a transhistorical study of adult-child discourse in literary and nonliterary texts. This project considers shifting attitudes towards child autonomy with particular focus on the child’s capacity to withhold or manipulate information. As a scholar of eighteenth-century pedagogy, Katherine is especially interested in the legacy of catechistic interrogation in secular late modernity.

 

Publication List

Books

The Aesthetics of Children’s Poetry: A Study of Children’s Verse in English, ed. with Louise Joy. Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2016 (forthcoming).

Journal Articles

“Isaac Watts and the Dimensions of Child Interiority,” Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies 39.1 (March 2016): 121-139.

Book Chapters

“The Poetry of Perpetual Oscillation: Lewis Carroll’s Sylvie and Bruno Books,” The Aesthetics of Children’s Poetry: A Study of Children’s Verse in English. Ed. Katherine Wakely-Mulroney and Louise Joy. Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2016 (forthcoming).

Reviews

“The Eighteenth Century: General and Prose,” Year’s Work in English Studies 95.1 (2016). Advance Access published March 21, 2016, doi: 10.1093/ywes/maw009

“Karen L. Kilcup and Angela Sorby, Over the River and Through the Wood: An Anthology of Nineteenth-Century American Children’s Poetry” in The Lion and the Unicorn 38.2 (April 2014): 227-229.

“Zoe Jacques and Eugene Giddens, Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass: A Publishing History” in International Research in Children’s Literature (2014).

“Claudia Nelson, Precocious Children and Childish Adults: Age Inversion in Victorian Literature”, in  International Research in Children’s Literature 6.1 (July 2013): 120-122.

Courses Taught

HL8029 Children and Literature