Romantic Women Writers and Arthurian Romance: The Quest for Knowledge (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017)


'When King Arthur Met the Venus: Romantic Antiquarianism and the Illustration of Anne Bannerman's "The Prophecy of Merlin"', Romantic Textualities: Literature and Print Culture, 1780-1840,21 (2013), 53-71.  http://www.romtext.org.uk/articles/rt21_n03/ 

'Gendering Percy’s Reliques: Ancient Ballads and the Making of Women’s Arthurian Writing', Studies in Medievalism XXII: Corporate Medievalism II, ed. Karl Fugelso (Cambridge: Boydell and Brewer, 2013), 45-67.

Book Chapters

'Cultivating King Arthur: Women Writers and Arthurian Romance in the 1850s', in From British Women's Writing from Bronte to Bloomsbury: Volume 1, the 1840s and 1850s, eds Adrienne Gavin and Carolyn W. de la Oulton (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2018), pp. 197-210.

'More than a Book for Boys? Malory’s Le Morte Darthur and the Victorian Girl Reader', in Media and Print Culture Consumption in Nineteenth-Century Britain: The Victorian Reading Experience, ed. Paul Raphael Rooney and Anna Gasperini (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016), pp. 33-52.

'Mary Wollstonecraft's Sublime Crimes', From the Sublime to City Crime, ed. Maurizio Ascari and Stephen Knight (Monaco: Liber Faber, 2015), pp. 45-71.

'Blending the Pre-Raphaelite with the Surreal in Angela Carter's Shadow Dance (1966) and Love (1971)' in Angela Carter: New Critical Readings, ed. Lawrence Phillips and Sonya Andermahr (London: Continuum, 2012), pp. 147-62

Encyclopedia Entries

'Liminality' in The Encyclopedia of the Gothic, ed. William Hughes, David Punter and Andrew Smith (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012)

(With Rebecca Munford) 'Feminism' (6,000 words), in The Encyclopedia of Literary and Cultural Theory, 3 vols, Volume Two: Literary Theory from 1966 to the Present, ed. Robert Eaglestone (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010), pp. 595-604


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Dr Katie Garner

Education and Experience

Katie Garner is a lecturer in nineteenth-century literature. She completed her PhD at Cardiff University and was a Government of Ireland Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow at University College Cork from 2013-14. Her first book, Romantic Women Writers and Arthurian Legend: The Quest for Knowledge was published in 2017, and explores how women’s encounters with and imaginative responses to the Arthurian legend were affected by issues of censorship, abridgement, translation, and access to books. She is currently working on an edition of Jane Eyre for Bloomsbury and is the reviews editor for the journal Romanticism.

Research Interests

Katie researches Romantic and Victorian women's writing, particularly women's contributions to the fields of antiquarianism, folklore, and oral history. Her work to date has focussed on women's responses to the Arthurian legend in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, spanning a range of forms including Gothic ballads, satirical fiction, travel writing and scholarship. She also has interests in medievalism in Romantic and Victorian literature more broadly, and in reception history, book history, intertextuality and adaptation. She has written chapters and articles on Mary Wollstonecraft, Anne Bannerman, Louisa Stuart Costello, Charlotte Yonge, and Dinah Mulock Craik. She welcomes enquiries from potential research students in any of the above areas.

Dr Katie Garner

Contact information

Room: 66 North St, Rm 11
Phone: 4029

Consultation hours:
Mondays, 2-4pm

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