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Visiting Fellows

2016 – 2017 Visiting Fellows

In 2016-2017 we were delighted to have had the following visiting fellows.

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Faculty Student Award for Outstanding Contributions to Teaching and Learning

Karin was awarded the Faculty Student Award for Outstanding Contributions to Teaching and Learning 2010 on 1st July 2010. A further University RUSU award for Outstanding Contributions as Personal Tutor was made in 2015.

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Abstract PhD Thesis Dr Yuna Nam

‘Reading Differences from Children’s Picture Books: Constructing and De-constructing Images and Texts’.

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Abstract PhD Thesis Dr Bonnie McGill

‘Reading a formula(ting) of space(,)time and Quantum Mechanics’.

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Abstract PhD Thesis Dr Anindita Roy

‘Reading Child[ren] of Words and Pictures in Picture Books for Children: Three Essays on Picture Book Research’.

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Abstract PhD Thesis Dr Krissie West

‘”To Be Boy Eternal”: Locating the Child in the Literature and Criticism of Ralph Waldo Emerson’.

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Abstract PhD Thesis Dr Chris Milson

‘On Translation: Reading, Representation, and the Desire to Know’.

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Abstract PhD Thesis Dr Jessica Medhurst

‘The Child in Charles Dodgson’s Photographs and Their Criticism: Subject, History, Body and Archive’

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Abstract PhD Thesis Dr Kia (Evdokia) Michalopoulou

‘The Case of the Purloined Child: Detective Fiction and Criticism’.

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Abstract PhD Thesis Dr Yu-Kuan Chen

‘Objects of Vision: Text, Colour, Gesture’.

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Abstract PhD Thesis Dr Charlie (Charlotte) White

‘The Child in Gothic’.

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Abstract PhD Thesis Dr Kirsty Pennicard-Wood

‘Plotting the Plot: The Plot Unravelled’.

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Abstract PhD Thesis Dr Catrin Edwards

‘Psychoanalysis Reading Psychoanalysis: Questions of Resistance and Interpretation’

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Abstract PhD Thesis Dr Hilary Fraser

‘”Small Points of Difference”: the Child in Evolutionary Narratives’

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Abstract PhD Thesis Dr Helen Ainslie

‘”Why Autism?” Perspectives, Communication, Community’

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Abstract PhD Thesis Dr Elisabeth Eldridge

”In the Beginning was the Word”?: Quoting God and constructing the Child Reader in contemporary retellings of biblical narratives for children

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Abstract PhD Thesis Dr Louise Tondeur

‘Reading Hair Queer’

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Abstract PhD Thesis Dr Sarah Spooner

Knowing its Place? Language and Landscape in Arthur Ransome

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Abstract PhD Thesis Dr Hannah Smith (now: Anglin-Jaffe)

‘Signs, Text, Truth: Constructions of Deafness’

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Abstract PhD Thesis Dr Yuko Ashitagawa

Reading and Writing the Primitive: Written Oralities and Fairy-Tale Studies.

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Testimonials

Sireethorn (Pam) Simawathna, CIRCL MA 2012-2013

Sireethorn (Pam) Simawathna, CIRCL MA 2012-2013 ‘With great support from the tutors and friends I have had a wonderful year in exploring and reconsidering the way I have been thinking all my life. In many ways it is my personal journey during which I have learnt a lot, not only about how to (or not […]

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Lisa Stallard, CIRCL MA 2012-2013

Lisa Stallard, CIRCL MA 2012-2013 ‘After a first term I felt the benefits of the [CIRCL] approach in all areas, not just academically, and at the close of [the taught part of the MA] am excited to continue my learning into my dissertation and take the approach into my next steps, in a career and […]

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Samantha Horsfield, CIRCL MA 2011-2013 (part-time)

Samantha Horsfield, CIRCL MA 2011-2013 (part-time) ‘I was nervous doing the course as a part-time student as I worried that I may be at a disadvantage. This was definitely not the case. The course is structured so well, and the support I received from [the MA staff] Karin, Neil and Sue (as well as the […]

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Sue Lee, CIRCL MA 2012-2013

Sue Lee, CIRCL MA 2012-2013 ‘I am grateful and happy for having had the chance to take part in the Children’s Literature MA course at The University of Reading. Meeting the professors through weekly seminars and throughout the essay and dissertation writing process has helped me broaden my perspective, deepen my understanding, and heighten my […]

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Katy Corderoy, CIRCL MA 2017-2019 (part-time)

Katy Corderoy, CIRCL MA 2017-2019 (part-time), CIRCL PhD (part-time) from 2020 ‘My masters with CIRCL has increased my confidence and my critical thinking skills monumentally. At the conclusion of this course and with the support of the lecturers and my course mates I now work for an academic publisher in a senior role of Marketing […]

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Pancharle (‘Andy’) Thongpanich, CIRCL MA 2011-2012

Pancharle (‘Andy’) Thongpanich, CIRCL MA 2011-2012 ‘Intriguing. Challenging. Opens up a whole new world for me. Would recommend the course to anyone who seeks unique ideas and inspiration, especially for the Ph.D. level. All the staff are very helpful and supportive.’

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Gemma Budd, CIRCL MA 2011-2012

Gemma Budd, CIRCL MA 2011-2012 ‘The Children’s Literature MA has aided my development of extensive academic skills and has introduced me to complex and fascinating theoretical approaches, which can be used to question supposedly obvious or accepted ideas encountered not just in Children’s Literature but across all types of literature. However, I also feel the […]

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Zoe Roxon, CIRCL MA graduate 2010-2011

Zoe Roxon, CIRCL MA graduate 2010-2011 ‘The MA is like choosing the red pill in the film the Matrix – because you can’t look at the world the same way after taking the course!’

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Ellie Hunt, CIRCL MA graduate 2010-2011

Ellie Hunt, CIRCL MA graduate 2010-2011 ‘The Children’s Literature Masters has been really enjoyable, I loved revisting old childhood favourites and viewing them from a new perspective as well as discovering new authors, critics and opinions on children’s literature.’

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Catrin Edwards, CIRCL MA graduate 2006-2007, CIRCL PhD graduate 2010

Catrin Edwards, CIRCL MA graduate 2006-2007, CIRCL PhD graduate 2010 ‘Studying the MA in Children’s Literature was an excellent introduction to and preparation for academic practice and further research as it provided me with an opportunity to engage in discussions surrounding the issues addressed by current researchers during CIRCL seminars in a nurturing and supportive environment.’

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American student, CIRCL MA graduate 2009-2010

American student, CIRCL MA graduate 2009-2010 ‘Be prepared to completely challenge the way you think about interpreting texts and media’; ‘take this course if you want to go for a doctorate and actually do something original … there’s no program like it in the States.’

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Hannah Smith (from January 2011 married name: Dr Hannah Anglin-Jaffe), CIRCL MA graduate 2001-2002, CIRCL PhD graduate 2005

Hannah Smith (from January 2011 married name: Dr Hannah Anglin-Jaffe), CIRCL MA graduate 2001-2002, CIRCL PhD graduate 2005 ‘My undergraduate degree was English Literature with Education Studies at the University of Cambridge and as part of that course I took a module in Children’s Literature and absolutely loved it. I therefore decided to research MA courses […]