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
Other affiliations Department of Education (Student)

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