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Dr Katie Garner

Dr Katie Garner


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Research areas

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 recently recieved Carnegie funding for her new project on mermaids in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century literature. She is currently the reviews editor for Romanticism.

Research interests

Katie researches Romantic and Victorian women's writing, particularly women's contributions to the fields of antiquarianism, folklore, oral history and myth. She also has interests in medievalism in Romantic and Victorian literature more broadly, and in reception history, book history 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.

PhD supervision

  • Alexander Erickson
  • Gabrielle Sher
  • Katerina Garcia Walsh
  • Siobhan Dooley
  • Roberta Marangi

Selected publications


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