Eleanor McCausland

Senior Lecturer - English Language Literature
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Phone +47 22858793
Visiting address Niels Henrik Abels vei 36 Niels Treschows hus 0316 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1003 Blindern 0316 OSLO

Academic interests

Children's and young adult literature; Victorian literature; Victorian masculinities; medievalism; Arthurian literature; ecocriticism; animality; imperial romance; the adventure novel; post-WW2 fantasy literature; the posthuman.

Courses taught


2007-2010: First-class BA in English Literature from Merton College, Oxford.

2010-2011: MSt (Distinction) in Medieval Literature from Merton College, Oxford.

2012-2016: PhD in English Literature from the University of York.

2016-2018: Postdoctoral Fellowship, Trust and Risk in Literature Network, Aarhus University.

2018- : Senior Lecturer, British and American Literature, Oslo University.

Current projects

  • Monograph project exploring representations of adventure in children's literature from the late nineteenth century to the present day, through the lens of trust and risk theory. I explore how issues of trust and risk have been mediated through children’s narratives, and how the adventurous child has served, and continues to serve, as a conduit for adult investigations of the social and cultural capital of risk, and anxieties about the changing locus of trust and value at key historical moments.
  • Editor, journal special issue Fraud and Forgery in Literature of the Long Nineteenth Century

Main areas of teaching and supervision

  • Children's and Young Adult literature
  • Victorian literature
  • Fantasy literature
  • Medievalism/medieval literature
  • British and American Studies
  • British and American literature
  • The Romantic Period


Tags: English, American Studies, British Studies, USA, UK, Victorian Literature, English Literature, Children's Literature, British Literature, American Literature, Ecocriticism, Animal Studies
Published Sep. 7, 2018 2:06 PM - Last modified Nov. 26, 2019 11:40 AM