Dr Rosemary Hope Lovell-Smith
BPhil (Oxf) , MA (Penn & Cant) , PhD (Well)
Dr Lovell-Smith retired in 2014 and is currently an Honorary Research Fellow in English.
Research | Current
- Children's literature, nineteenth-century fiction, folktale and fairy tale, feminist writing, self-writing.
Research interests include words and pictures in children's literature, history of children's literature, 19th century fiction, especially women's writing, feminist writing, oral literature and the fairy tale.
Earlier supervision topics / titles
- Anthony Trollope, Victorian Ireland and Irish Politics
- Bluebeard in Jane Campion's The Piano
- Childhood Materialised (Fetichism in Beatrix Potter's The Tailor of Gloucester, Cicely Mary Barker's "flower fairies" books, and the doll stories of Rumer Godden.)
- Linguistics and Literature: Is Form Equal to Content?
- Re-Viewing Identities: Constructions of Māori in New Zealand Children's Picture Books
- Disability in Victorian sensation fiction
- The aestheticised heroine in Victorian popular fiction
- Intertextuality in adolescent fiction by Diana Wynne Jones and Neil Gaiman
Areas of expertise
Oral tales (including Bluebeard and other fairy tales) and their retelling in print literatures, children's literature and the illustration of children's literature, 19th-century fiction and 20th-century fiction, women's writing generally, self-writing.
Previous courses taught by Dr Rose Lovell-Smith
Children's Literature: Words and Pictures
Oral Tales and English Fictions
|ENGLISH 263/354||Writing Selves|
Dr Lovell-Smith also taught academic writing, 19th-century literature, ad a self-writing course (previously located in the Women's Studies programme) called English 205 Women's Texts of Experience.
Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)
- Lovell-Smith, R. H. (2011). Reading Pleasure and Repetition in Diana Wynne Jones's Howl's Moving Castle Series. Paper presented at Narrative, Repetition, and Texts for Young People Symposium, University of Winnipeg. 8 June - 10 June 2011.
- Lovell-Smith, R. H. (2010). "The Psammead": Serialisation, illustration and revision of Edith Nesbit's first contemporary fantasy for children in The Strand Magazine. Paper presented at Annual Conference of the Research Society for Victorian Periodicals (RSVP), Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut. 10 September - 11 September 2010.
- Lovell-Smith, R. H. (2010). Fantasy Maori Characters in Settler Aotearoa/New Zealand Children's Literature. Paper presented at 9th Biennial International Conference of the Australasian Children’s Literature Association for Research (ACLAR), University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia. 23 June - 25 June 2010.
- Lovell-Smith, R. H. (2009). Peter, Potter, Rabbits, Robbers. Papers: Explorations into Children's Literature, 19 (1), 17-29.
- Lovell-Smith, R. H. (2009). Introducing the animal characters of Wonderland. Alice in Wonderland: through the looking glass, and what Alice found there by Lewis Carroll; with illustrations by John Tenniel (pp. xxxvi-lii). Cambridge: Worth.
- Lovell-Smith, R. H. (2008). Of mice and women: Beatrix Potter's Bluebeard story. Paper presented at Blaubart's Wiederkehr, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland. 4 December - 5 December 2008.
- Lovell-Smith, R. H. (2008). Peter, Potter, Rabbits, Robbers. Paper presented at Other Worlds in Children's Literature: Fantasy, Reality and Imagination. 8th Australasian Children's Literature Association for Research (ACLAR) Conference, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand. 27 June - 29 June 2008.
- Lovell-Smith, R. H. (2008). On the Gothic Beach: A New Zealand Reading of House and Landscape in Margaret Mahy's The Tricksters. In A. Jackson, K. Coats, R. McGillis (Eds.) The gothic in children's literature: haunting the borders (pp. 93-115). New York: Routledge.