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Sarah Pyke

Sarah Pyke
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University of London

Fellow in Research Area 3: "Future Perfect", May - October 2022

Sarah Pyke is an early career researcher working on queer histories of reading and of the book. She received her AHRC-funded PhD in 2020 from the University of Roehampton. Most recently, Sarah has been Associate Lecturer and MHRA Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Anglia Ruskin University, and has held a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London, funded by the University of London’s Convocation Trust. As part of the AHRC-funded Living Libraries project (2019-20), Sarah collected oral histories of public libraries and the people who use, work in and run them, now archived at the British Library. Her research interests include materiality and children’s books; queer and inclusive bibliography; and institutional and disciplinary histories of English. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in English: The Journal of the English Association, SHARP News, the International Journal of Young Adult Literature and International Research in Children’s Literature.

Research Project at EXC Temporal Communities:

"'The childhood I was meant to be in': The Queer Time of Reading"