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Catherine Butler

Reader in English Literature, Cardiff University

I joined Cardiff University in 2015, having previous worked at the University of the West of England in Bristol. My first academic interest was in Renaissance poetry, and I spent many years teaching Elizabethan and Jacobean drama, although I now specialize in children's literature.

I am the author of three monographs, most recently "Literary Studies Deconstructed: A Polemic," and the editor of five academic volumes, as well as having published six novels for children and young adults. I am also Editor of the journal Children’s Literature in Education.


  • –present
    Senior lecturer, Cardiff University