About

Dr. Sarah Galletly is the Margaret and Colin Roderick Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Comparative Literature. She is collaborating with Dr. Victoria Kuttainen (JCU) and Dr. Susann Liebich (Heidelberg University) on a 3-year funded investigation of travel, the Pacific and interwar periodicals titled The Transported Imagination: Magazines, the Pacific, and the Interwar Imagination . As part of this project, she is undertaking a comparative analysis of the representation of women as travellers in Canadian and Australian mass-market magazines of the inter-war period, with a particular focus on questions of mobility and modernity.

Sarah is a former Research Associate of the University of Strathclyde, where she successfully defended her PhD in English Studies in November 2012. Her thesis was titled 'Work, Class and Gender in Canadian Fiction, 1890s-1920s,' and focused on representations of women’s work in turn-of-the-twentieth-century Canadian fiction.  

Her current research focuses on L.M. Montgomery's short fiction and Montgomery's place in middlebrow magazine cultures of the early twentieth century. She is also increasingly interested in the use of digital tools to help visualise and edit scholarly research. She has already created a digital showcase using Neatline mapping software and has more recently presented early prototype maps for the Transported Imagination project at DH2015.

Teaching
  • EL2055: Literature, Print and Society in Comparative Contexts 1920-50 (Level 2; CNS & TSV)
Interests
Research
  • Canadian and Australian comparative work – particularly focusing on early 20th century print cultures and late colonial modernity
  • Representations of travel across the Pacific, and more specifically the figure of the female traveller
  • Emerging middlebrow culture in 20th century Canadian magazines and popular fiction, focusing particularly on the works of L. M. Montgomery and Gwethalyn Graham
  • Digital humanities – digital mapping and GIS
Teaching
  • Previously taught on modules such as Basic English, Victorian Literature, Postmodernism, Postcolonial Canadian Literature and Literary Snobbery
Experience
  • 2014 - Research Assistant, University of Strathclyde (Glasgow)
  • 2013 - Visiting Scholar, James Cook University (Cairns Institute)
  • 2013 - Research Associate, University of Strathclyde (Glasgow)
  • 2009 to 2013 - Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Strathclyde (Glasgow)
  • 2008 to 2012 - PhD Candidate, University of Strathclyde (Glasgow)
  • 2007 to 2008 - MSc Candidate in Literature and Transatlanticism, University of Edinburgh (Edinburgh)
Research Disciplines
Socio-Economic Objectives
Honours
Awards
  • 2009 - Arts & Humanities Research Council Overseas Study Visit Award
  • 2008 to 2011 - Arts & Humanities Research Council Three Year Doctoral Award
  • 2009 to 2010 - Joint-Winner of Best Presentation at the 18th Graduate Seminar in Canadian Studies – providing full funding to attend the 2010 SEMINECAL seminar in Guadalajara, Mexico
Fellowships
  • 2014 to 2016 - Margaret and Colin Roderick Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Comparative Literature
Publications

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Current
  • Bones and Shadows: Navigating the Ethics of Recovering Women's Stories Using Imagination, Memory and Oral Histories (PhD , Secondary Advisor)

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  • 4.140, Social Sciences (Townsville campus)
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