Triumphant return for student awarded Fellowship in USA

Lauren Christie, Albers Fellow

Lauren Christie, a current PhD student in the School of Humanities, has recently returned from the USA where she undertook a prestigious fellowship.

Lauren began her PhD in English at the University of Dundee in January 2017 under the supervision of Dr Daniel Cook, an expert on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century literature. She then received the Jacqueline M. Albers Guest Scholar in Children’s Literature Fellowship at Kent State University, and has spent her time immersed in the rich and diverse collections at the Reinberger Children's Library Centre there.

Her research examines the relationship between the history of the Gothic novel and children's literature, and you can read her full report here.

Lauren said "I cannot emphasise enough the value of my time at the Reinberger Centre both in terms of developing my research argument and furthering my knowledge in the subject. The warm reception received from staff, and the overwhelming nature of the collection, was not like anything I have previously experienced. It has been a vital part of my development as a scholar. I cannot wait to revisit the collection for further research."