Dr Kristine Moruzi is a Senior Lecturer in Writing and Literature. Her first monograph, Constructing Girlhood through the Periodical Press, 1850–1915 (Ashgate 2012) was shortlisted for the Colby Book Prize (Research Society for Victorian Periodicals), which honours the book that most advances the understanding of the 19th-century British newspaper or periodical press. Her second book (with Michelle J. Smith and Clare Bradford), From Colonial to Modern: Transnational Girlhood in Canadian, Australian, and New Zealand Children’s Literature (1840–1940) (University of Toronto Press 2018), examines representations of girlhood in children’s literature from the British colonies. Most recently, she co-edited Children’s Voices from the Past: New Historical and Interdisciplinary Perspectives (with Nell Musgrove and Carla Pascoe Leahy) (Palgrave 2019), which explores how we understand and access the perspectives of children in the past.
Kristine co-edited the six-volume anthology Girls’ School Stories, 1749–1929 (Routledge 2013), along with Colonial Girlhood in Literature, Culture and History, 1840–1950 (Palgrave 2014), and Affect, Emotion, and Children’s Literature: Representation and Socialisation in Texts for Children and Young Adults (Routledge 2017). Her current projects examine “The Charitable Child: Children and Philanthropy in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries”; gender, femininity, and sexuality in young adult fiction; the Gothic in young adult fiction; and contemporary girls’ periodicals such as Teen Vogue.