Katrina O'Loughlin

Katrina O'Loughlin is an Honorary Research Fellow at The University of Western Australia (UWA) and, from 2018, is Lecturer in English: Romantic and Nineteenth-Century Literature at Brunel University, London, UK. She joined the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (CHE) in 2012 as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at UWA, continuing with an ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award. She holds a BA and PhD from The University of Melbourne. Her research interests in colonial and postcolonial literature and art led her back into the eighteenth century and women's travel narratives for her PhD research. In 2010 she was a Visiting Scholar at Chawton House, Hampshire a research centre for early women's writing, and in 2011 a Visiting Fellow at the Humanities Research Centre at the Australian National University. Working with Bob White in the Meanings program, her project for CHE explores the forging of intellectual and emotional bonds among women in the ‘long eighteenth century’. Drawing on letters, travel writing and memoirs, this research investigates women’s participation in the early modern Republic of Letters and the emotional structures of intellectual sociability. In 2017, she helped to establish the Centre for the Study of Emotions in Cross-Cultural Exchange, based in Zagreb, Croatia, and she serves on its Research Board. She is co-convenor of the CHE research cluster 'Entangled Histories of Emotions in the Mediterranean World'.

Contact

katrina.oloughlin@uwa.edu.au
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Research Projects

‘A Certain Correspondence': Intellectual Sociability and Emotional Community in the Eighteenth Century

The Emotions in Medieval War Literature

Publications

Scholarly books

O’Loughlin, K. Women, Writing, and Travel in the Eighteenth Century. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018.

White, R. S., M. Houlahan and K. O’Loughlin, eds. Shakespeare and Emotions: Inheritances, Enactments, Legacies. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.

Edited Books

Downes, S., A. Lynch and K. O’Loughlin, eds. Writing War in Britain and France, 1370‒1854: A History of Emotions. Routledge, in production 2018.

Downes, S., A. Lynch and K. O’Loughlin, eds. Emotions and War: Medieval to Romantic Literature. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.

White, R. S., M. Houlahan and K. O’Loughlin, eds. Shakespeare and Emotions: Inheritances, Enactments and Legacies. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.

Scholarly Book Chapters

O’Loughlin, K. ‘Introduction: War and Emotional Formation’. Co-authored with Stephanie Downes and Andrew Lynch. In Writing War in Britain and France, 1400‒1854, edited by S. Downes, A. Lynch and K. O’Loughlin. London: Routledge, forthcoming 2018.

O’Loughlin, K. ‘Sensibility’. In Early Modern Emotions: An Introduction, edited by S. Broomhall, pp. 78‒80. London and New York: Routledge, 2017.

O’Loughlin, K. ‘Sociality and Sociability’. In Early Modern Emotions: An Introduction, edited by S. Broomhall, pp. 64‒67. London and New York: Routledge, 2017.

O’Loughlin, K. ‘‘‘Strolling Roxanas”: Sexual Transgression and Social Satire in the Eighteenth Century’. In Spaces for Feeling: Emotion and Sociabilities in Britain, 1650-1850, edited by S. Broomhall. London: Routledge, 2015.

O’Loughlin, K. ‘Introduction: War as Emotion: Cultural Fields of Conflict and Feeling’. Co-authored with Stephanie Downes and Andrew Lynch. In Emotions and War: Medieval to Romantic Literature. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macillan, 2015.

O’Loughlin, K. ‘In brazen bonds shall barb’rous discourse dwell’: Janet Schaw in North Carolina, 1775’. In Emotions and War: Medieval to Romantic Literature, edited by S. Downes, A. Lynch and K. O’Loughlin. Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan, 2015.

O’Loughlin, K. ‘A smaller compass’: Body and Text in Eighteenth-Century Women’s Travel’. In Cultural Intermediaries, edited by S. Davies, V. Alayrac-Fielding and E. Welch. Honore Champion, Etudes Internationales sur le Dix-Huitieme, 2014.

O’Loughlin, K. ‘“My own slender remarks”: Global Networks of Slavery and Sociability in Mary Ann Parker’s Voyage to New South Wales (1795)’. In European Perceptions of Terra Australis, edited by A. Scott, A. Hiatt, C. McIlroy and C. Wortham. Farnham: Ashgate, 2011.


Refereed Journal Articles

‘“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.

Other

Review essay: Francis Harris’ ‘Transformations of Love: The Friendship of John Evelyn and Margaret Godolphin’. Journal of Religious History 29.2 (2005).

Selected Presentations  

‘Lady Elizabeth Craven: Sexual Transgression and Social Satire’, 'Laughter and Satire in Europe 1500‒1800' conference, Warwick University at Venice, Palazzo Pesaro-Papafava, Venice, 26‒27 May 2014.

'Love Letters: Friendship, Writing and Coterie Culture in the Long Eighteenth Century’, PMRG conference 'Textuality, Technology, Materiality in the Early Modern World', The University of Western Australia, 29‒30 November 2014.

‘"Strolling Roxanas": Sexual In/continence, Travel and Scandal’, 'Politeness and Prurience: Situating Transgressive Sexualities in the Long Eighteenth Century' conference, The University of Edinburgh, 2‒3 September 2013.

'Conduits of Feeling: Ports, Ships and Sea Voyages in Women’s Travel of the Eighteenth Century', 'Romantic Imports and Exports': 2013 British Association for Romantic Studies International Biennial Conference, University of Southampton, 25‒28 July 2013.

‘"Très singulière": Women, Travel Writing and Biography’, 'Pride and Prejudices: Women’s Writing of the Long Eighteenth Century' conference, Chawton House Library, Hampshire, 4‒6 July 2013.

‘Sites of Feeling: Space and Emotion’, 'Sourcing Emotions in the Medieval and Early Modern World': ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions Biennial Conference, The University of Western Australia, 26‒29 June 2013.

Salons, Baths and Spas: Spaces of Sociability and Feeling in the Eighteenth Century’. Invited Public Lecture, The University of Adelaide, 7 June 2013.

‘"A Certain Correspondence": Intellectual Community and Emotional Sociability in the Eighteenth Century'. Presentation and poster, ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions Biennial Research Meeting, Adelaide, November 2012.

‘Correspondence as a Model of Affective Sociability’, Research Seminar, ARC Centre for the History of Emotions (Europe 1100‒1800), October 2012.

‘A Question of Cosmopolitanism: Lady Craven on the World Stage’. Visiting Fellow’s Public Lecture, Humanities Research Centre, Australian National University, November 2011.   

Professional Associations

Editorial Committee Parergon, The University of Western Australia

Perth Medieval and Renaissance Group (PMRG)

American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS).

British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (BSECS).

British Association for Romantic Studies (BARS)

Australia and New Zealand Shakespeare Association (ANZSA)

Centre for the Study of Emotions in Cross-Cultural Exchange (ECCE)

Romantic Studies Association of Australasia (RSAA)

Society for the History of Emotions (SHE)

CROMOHS