Jane Carroll is an Ussher Assistant Professor in Children’s Literature at Trinity College Dublin and the Director of the MPhil in Children’s Literature. Her teaching and research interests centre on children’s literature, landscape, and material culture in fiction. She has published a monograph, Landscape in Children’s Literature (Routledge, 2012), as well as articles on Susan Cooper, Jules Verne, J.R.R. Tolkien, ghost stories, and children’s fantasy. She is currently working on a new project on material culture in late nineteenth and early twentieth century children’s texts.
Dara Downey is a Visiting Lecturer in the School of English, Trinity College Dublin, and on the Trinity Access Programme. She is the author of American Women’s Ghost Stories in the Gilded Age (Palgrave, 2014) and co-editor of Landscapes of Liminality: Between Space and Place (Rowman and Littlefield, 2016). She is editor of The Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies (https://irishgothicjournal.net/). She is currently researching servants and slaves in American gothic.
She blogs at https://iknowwhatiwatchedlastsummer.wordpress.com/
Louise Gallagher has an MPhil in Children’s Literature and has just completed a PhD focussing on the interaction of typography and narrative voice in children’s literature at the School of English, Trinity College Dublin. She has previously acted as a teaching assistant on the Senior Freshman Victorian Literature and Contemporary Popular Literature courses, as well as lecturing on the Senior Freshman Children’s Literature module in 2018. She is a Children’s Books Ireland Book Doctor, a regular contributor of reviews and articles for Inis magazine, and a former committee member of IBBY Ireland.
Brian completed his doctoral research project with the School of English in Trinity College Dublin on the construction of Irish identity in Irish-American children’s literature and film. He was an Irish Research Council Postgraduate Scholar during this period and undertook research trips to the Walt Disney Archives and Yale University. Brian currently teaches on undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the School of English at Trinity College. He recently assisted in the curation of an exhibition celebrating Irish women children’s writers in the centenary year of the achievement of women’s suffrage in Ireland (https://www.tcd.ie/library/exhibitions/story-spinners/). Brian is a member of the Executive Committee of the Irish Society for the Study of Children’s Literature, with special responsibility for the society’s successful podcast series (https://issclblog.wordpress.com/podcasts/).
Sinead Moriarty completed her PhD at the National Centre for Research in Children’s Literature at the University of Roehampton. Her research focuses on representations of landscape and wilderness in children’s literature, in particular the representation of Antarctica in twentieth century British children’s literature. Sinead is currently an Honorary Research at the University of Roehampton.