Carly Osborn is a history of emotions scholar. She was the Education and Outreach Officer and a Research Fellow at The University of Adelaide node of the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions. She holds a PhD in English, First Class Honours degree in English and a Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary) from The University of Adelaide. Her PhD thesis ‘Tragedy, Sacrifice and the American Dream: A Girardian Reading of Some Post-War American Novels’ won the University of Adelaide Doctoral Research Medal. Her research interests include: the theory of René Girard; history of emotions; violence, ritual and spectacle; tragic theory and catharsis.