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Dr Jane Carroll

Jane Carroll is the 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.  Her new book Material Culture in Children’s Literature: Commodities and Consumption 1850-1914 will be published next year.



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Dr Jade Dillon

Jade Dillon

Dr Jade Dillon holds a PhD in children’s literature and visual culture. Her research focuses on the visual iconography of the ‘Alice’ figure created in Lewis Carroll’s Alice books and it traces the progression of Alice’s characterisation through multimodal platforms including illustration and fine art photography. She has published her research with numerous academic journals and books, as well as general articles on children’s literature with RTE Brainstorm. Jade’s most recent publication features in The Palgrave Handbook of Children’s Film and Television (2019) with Palgrave Macmillan.


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Dr Dara Downey

Dara Downey

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 (2014). She is Editor of The Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies ( She is currently writing a literary biography of Shirley Jackson, as well as researching servants and slaves in American gothic.



Becky Long

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Dr Becky Long

Having graduated from the inaugural M.Phil in Children’s Literature in Trinity College in 2012, Becky Long received funding from the Irish Research Council to undertake a PhD in Irish children’s literature in 2014. She became a Book Doctor in 2016 with Children’s Books Ireland and has been a Section Editor for the INIS Reading Guide since then. Since 2019, she has been working as a programme coordinator with the Access Programme in Trinity College. Her research interests include oral culture, mythology, memory, landscape and identity.