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Dr Katrina O'Loughlin

Research Fellow
English and Cultural Studies

Contact details
English and Cultural Studies
The University of Western Australia (M204)
35 Stirling Highway
+61 8 6488 7667
BA PhD Melb.
BA Hons; PhD University of Melbourne, 2009
Key research
My research focuses on the literary and cultural history of the 'long eighteenth century' with particular emphasis on women's writing in fictional and non-fictional genres, travel, and changing discourses of subjectivity in the early modern period. My recent work has foregrounded the significance of appropriate emotional display (and specific emotions) in travellers’ representations and recognition of ‘other’ subjects.
My project for CHE grows directly out of these research interests, with a focus on ‘global’ sociability in the early modern period, or the forging of intellectual and social bonds across cultural difference in the eighteenth century. This project is interested in the forms of cultural affinity and exchange promoted by travel, writing, and the self-conscious cosmopolitanism of Enlightenment Europe, especially the affective structures of intellectual communities.
•The Paper Globe: British Women’s Travel Writing in the Eighteenth Century (Currently under consideration at Cambridge University Press).
•Stephanie Downes, Andre Lynch and Katrina O'Loughlin (eds) Emotions and War: Medieval to Romantic Literature (Palgrave MacMillan).
•‘A habitation to wolves and bears’: Janet Schaw’s uncivil landscapes of North Carolina, 1775 in Downes, Lynch and O’Loughlin (eds) Emotions and War: Medieval to Romantic Literature (Palgrave MacMillan).
•Together with Prof. Robert White and Dr Mark Houlahan I am editing a collection of essays ‘Shakespeare and Emotions’ drawn from our recent conference (November 2012).
•‘A smaller compass’: body and text in eighteenth-century women’s travel’, in Simon Davies, Vanessa Alayrac-Fielding, and Ellen Welch (eds), Cultural Intermediaries (Honore Champion, forthcoming 2013).
•‘“My own slender remarks”: Global networks of slavery and sociability in Mary Ann Parker’s Voyage to New South Wales (1795)’, in A. Scott, A. Hiatt, C. McIlroy, and C. Wortham (eds.) Perceptions of Terra Australis (Ashgate: 2011).
•Review essay: Francis Harris’ ‘Transformations of Love: The Friendship of John Evelyn and Margaret Godolphin’, Journal of Religious History 29 (2), 2005.
•‘“Having lived much in the world”: English women travellers’ representations of Russia in the eighteenth century’, Women’s Writing 8.2, 2001.
•‘“Our Floating Prison”: Anna Maria Falconbridge and travel to the River Sierra Leone’, Journal of African Travel Writing 5, 1998: 38-49.
•‘The Transvestic, and European Constructions of the “East”’, Mattoid 50, 1996: 230-43.
Roles, responsibilities and expertise
Research Associate, ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of the Emotions
Honorary Research Fellow in English
Research Interests include literature and cultural history from the early modern period, and particularly travel, travel writing, women's writing, correspondence and memoirs; sociability and sensibility; history of emotions in the early modern period, visual and .material cultures of eighteenth-century England
•American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS).
•Australia Women’s and Gender Studies Association (AWGSA).
•British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (BSECS).
•Australia and New Zealand Shakespeare Association (ANZSA)
•Romantic Studies Association of Australia (RSAA).
Honours and awards
•Visiting Research Fellow in the Humanities Research Centre, Australian National University 2011
•Visiting Fellow Chawton House Library and the University of Southampton, 2010.
Previous positions
Guest lecturing, sessional teaching and research assistance at the University of Melbourne
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