Katie Louise Garner


  • KY16 9AL

    United Kingdom

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Research overview

Katie Garner is a lecturer in nineteenth-century literature, with specialisms in women's writing, myth and folklore, and the Gothic. She completed her PhD at Cardiff University and was a Government of Ireland Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow at University College Cork before coming to St Andrews in 2014.

Her first book, Romantic Women Writers and Arthurian Legend: The Quest for Knowledge (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 has published extensively on nineteenth-century Arthuriana, including on travel writing, children's books, and Tennyson's Idylls of the King.

Her current research project, supported by funding from the Carnegie Trust and Royal Society of Scotland, investigates women's writing about the sea in the Romantic period, with particular attention to the relationship between water myths and folklore and the development of marine science.

She welcomes enquiries from potential research students in any of the above areas.

Katie is a General Editor for Forum for Modern Language Studies and Book Reviews Editor for Romanticism.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

External positions

External Examiner, undergraduate , Edge Hill University

Sept 2022 → …


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