Dr Sue Walsh, BA (UEA), MA (Sussex), PGCE (Leeds), PhD (Reading)
Sue completed her PhD on children’s literature (her thesis was on: ‘Untheming the Theme: The Child in Wolf’s Clothing’) at Reading. Sue already taught on the MA as a post-graduate student, and was appointed to a full-time lectureship in the Department from October 2002. Sue teaches extensively on the M(Res.) in Children’s Literature, as well as more widely in general in the Department. Her research interests are in the areas of critical theory, philosophy, and cultural studies, particularly with regards to ideas of childhood and writings on animal liberation.
Sue’s publications in the field include:
Sue Walsh, Kipling’s Children’s Literature: Language, Identity and Constructions of Childhood (Ashgate, 2010)
Chapters and articles:
Article: ‘Animal/ Child: It’s the “Real” Thing’ in: Karin Lesnik-Oberstein (ed.), Yearbook of English Studies on ‘Children in Literature’, vol. 32, 2002.
Article: ‘”Irony? – But children don’t get it do they?” The Idea of Appropriate Language for the Child in the Criticism of Kipling’s Children’s Literature’ , in Children’s Literature Association Quarterly, for the special issue on ‘Narrative Theories and Practices in Children’s and Young Adult Literature’, Spring 2003.
Chapter: ‘Effigies of Effie’ in Karin Lesnik-Oberstein (ed.), Children’s Literature: New Approaches, Palgrave, 2004.
Chapter: ‘Bikini Fur and Fur Bikinis’ in Karin Lesnik-Oberstein (ed.), The Last Taboo: Women and Body Hair, Manchester University Press, 2006.
Chapter: ‘Gothic Children’, The Routledge Companion to Gothic, (eds.) Catherine Spooner and Emma McEvoy, Routledge: London, 2007, pp. 183-191.
Chapter: ‘Reading the Child and Translating the Animal in Rudyard Kipling’s Mowgli Stories’ in: Rimi B. Chatterjee and Nilanjana Gupta (eds.), Reading Children: Essays on Children’s Literature (Orient Black Swan: New Delhi, 2009), pp. 18-39.
Chapter: ‘Irony and the Child’ in Karin Lesnik-Oberstein (ed.), Children in Culture, Revisited: Further Approaches to Childhood, Palgrave Macmillan, 2011, pp. 126-47.
Article: ‘The Child in Wolf’s Clothing: The Meanings of the “Wolf” and Questions of Identity in Jack London’s White Fang‘, European Journal of American Culture, 32:1, 2013, 55-77.
Article: ‘Nature faking and the problem of the “real”‘, ISLE: Interdisciplinary studies in Literature and Environment, 22 (1), 2013, pp. 132-153. ISSN 1076-0962 doi: 10.1093/isle/ist032
Article: ‘Gender and irony: children’s literature and its criticism’, Asian Women, 32 (2), 2016, pp. 91-110. ISSN 1225-925X doi: 10.14431/aw.2016.06.32.2.91
Sue convenes and teaches on the Twentieth and Twenty-first Century Children’s Literature core-course, as well as the options modules on North-American Children’s Literature and on Colonial and Postcolonial Children’s Literature. She also contributes to the MA’s Nineteenth Century Children’s Literature core course.
In 2013, Sue was awarded an University Award for Outstanding Contributions to Teaching and Learning.
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Latest News & Events
Forthcoming CIRCL Research Seminar 06-03-2019
On Wednesday 6th March 2019 at 1 pm in Edith Morley 110, Dr Sue Walsh from the Department of English Literature and CIRCL will give a CIRCL Research Seminar on: “Nigerian literature in the archives of the African Writers Series: questions of education, ‘authenticity’ and language” All welcome!