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Asst Prof Katherine Blyn Wakely-Mulroney
Assistant Professor, School of Humanities
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Katherine Wakely-Mulroney is an Assistant Professor in the Division of English, where she specialises in children’s literature of the long eighteenth century and the histories of reading, memory, and recitation. Katherine received her PhD from the University of Cambridge, and completed her postdoctoral research at NTU’s Centre for Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. She is currently working on a monograph provisionally titled Much in Little: Children’s Literature in the Long Eighteenth Century, which explores the relationship between theories of child development, the materiality of children’s books, and the form and typography of children’s literature.

Katherine is the co-editor of The Aesthetics of Children’s Poetry: A Study of Children’s Verse in English (Routledge, 2017). Her work has appeared in The Review of English Studies, Book History, the Journal of the History of Sexuality, Texas Studies in Literature and Language, and the Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies, and is forthcoming in Small Things in the Eighteenth Century (CUP, eds. Chloe Wigston Smith and Beth Tobin), The Cambridge History of Children’s Literature in English (eds. Eugene Giddens, Zoe Jaques, and Louise Joy), and The Cambridge Guide to the Eighteenth-Century Novel, 1660-1820 (ed. April London).
British literature of the long eighteenth century
Children’s literature of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries
Children’s poetry
The history of reading
Devotional and pedagogical literature
  • Song Sense: Thinking Through Verse in Victorian Children’s Literature
  • Tuning the Mind: Poetry's Place in Children's Literature, 1715-1912
Courses Taught
HL2004 Sensibility and Romanticism
HL2042 Children's Literature: Texts, Theories, Contexts
HL4018 Advanced Studies in Romanticism
HL4039 Advanced Children's Literature: 1715-1872