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Congratulations to CIRCL PhD student Rebecca Lindsay

Congratulations to CIRCL PhD student Rebecca Lindsay on her successful viva on 20-01-2021, with her thesis ‘Psychoanalytic Readings of Language, the Unconscious, and the Desire for the Object’! External Examiner: Professor Daniela Caselli, Internal Examiner: Dr Sue Walsh, Supervisor: Professor Karin Lesnik-Oberstein.

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Government has approved a new scheme of MA and PhD study loans

Please note that the Government has approved a new scheme of MA and PhD study loans under favourable terms!

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Congratulations to CIRCL PhD student Yuna Nam

Congratulations to CIRCL PhD student Yuna Nam on her successful viva on 03-07-2020, with her thesis ‘Reading Differences from Children’s Picture Books: Constructing and De-constructing Images and Texts‘!

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A second new book out by CIRCL member Dr Krissie West

And a second new book out by CIRCL member Dr Krissie West: Reading the Salem Witch Child: The Guilt of Innocent Blood (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2020)!

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New book by CIRCL member Dr Krissie West

New book out for pre-order by CIRCL member Dr Krissie West: Louise May Alcott and the Textual Child: A Critical Theory Approach (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2020)!

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Dr Yuko Ashitagawa awarded a Distinguished Volunteer Award by the University of Reading

In October 2019, Dr Yuko Ashitagawa, a former CIRCL MA and PhD student, was awarded a Distinguished Volunteer Award by the University of Reading in the UK for her efforts since 2005 on behalf of CIRCL Japan!

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‘Proms Plus’ series discussing Kipling’s “The Jungle Books”

CIRCL’s Dr Sue Walsh was recently (August 2019) in conversation with Anindya Raychaudhuri and Frances Hardinge in the ‘Proms Plus’ series discussing Kipling’s The Jungle Books.

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CIRCL’s Dr Neil Cocks has a new book out!

CIRCL’s Dr Neil Cocks has a new book out! Higher Education Discourse and Deconstruction: Challenging the case for Transparency and Objecthood

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A visit from Professor Zhu Ziqiang

We were honoured to welcome for a visit and CIRCL research seminar on 7th December 2016, Professor Zhu Ziqiang, Professor of the College of Literature & Journalism of Ocean University of China and Head of the Children Literature Institute, who spoke about Key Issues in Contemporary Chinese Children’s Literature Theories.

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CIRCL PhD student Krissie West nominated as FAHSS Faculty PhD Researcher of the Year 2014-15

CIRCL PhD student Krissie West was nominated as FAHSS Faculty PhD Researcher of the Year for 2014-15 for her research on childhood in the work of the American writer Ralph Waldo Emerson!

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CIRCL Korea came to visit CIRCL Reading again, July 2014

CIRCL Korea came to visit CIRCL Reading again, July 2014! Now for a three-day CIRCL Summer School on Children’s Literature.

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University’s three-minute thesis competition

Former CIRCL PhD student Dr Jess Medhurst won the University’s three-minute thesis competition on June 14th 2013

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CIRCL Korea visits University of Reading

CIRCL Korea visits University of Reading, July 7th 2010!

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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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Publication of a new book by one of our former CIRCL Visiting Fellows, Dr Sandra Dinter

Publication of a new book by one of our former CIRCL Visiting Fellows, Dr Sandra Dinter We are delighted to announce the publication of a new book by one of our former CIRCL Visiting Fellows, Dr Sandra Dinter: Childhood in the Contemporary English Novel. New York: Routledge, 2019. ISBN: 978-0-367-36193-8. You can find the blurb here .