Berkeley English Lecturers and Postdocs

Catherine Cronquist Browning

Catherine Cronquist Browning


421 Wheeler
Tuesdays 12:30-2, Wednesdays 2-3:30, and by appointment

Selected Publications and Papers Delivered


"Health and the Culture of Mind in Newman's Idea of a University." Invited contribution to special edition of Critical Survey, ed. Justin Clemens and Grace Moore. In press.

"Child Consumers and the Invention of Children's Literature." Review of The Child Reader 1700-1840 by M. O. Grenby.  Children’s Literature 40 (2012): 251-255.

Review of The Mind of the Child: Child Development in Literature, Science, and Medicine, 1840-1900, by Sally Shuttleworth. The Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth 4.3 (Fall 2011): 512-514.

Conference Papers

“Evacuees from London: Child Flight in Carrie’s War and A Tale of Time City,” Pacific Ancient & Modern Languages Association, Seattle University, October 19-21, 2012

“The Victorian Sage at Play,” North American Victorian Studies Association, Vanderbilt, Nov. 3-6, 2011

“An Imaginary Pupil: Rousseau Between Locke and the Novel,” British Association for Romantic Studies, University of Glasgow, July 28-31, 2011

“Reading Children in the Victorian Bildungsroman,” Society for the History of Children and Youth, Teachers College and Columbia University, New York, June 23-25, 2011

“Shrinking Bodies, Expanding Scopes: Diminutive Omniscience in the Victorian Child Fantasy Novel,” North American Victorian Studies Association, Montréal, Nov. 11-13, 2010; NAVSA Grad Paper Prize Honorable Mention

“Harriet Martineau’s Narrative Migrations,” British Women Writers Conference, Texas A&M, April 8-10, 2010

“Reading Naturalism as Fairy Tale: Jane Eyre and Bewick’s History of British Birds,” Dickens Winter Conference, UCLA, Feb. 13-15, 2010

“‘Something better that’s not a dream’: Carlylean Faith and Doubt in the Victorian Fantasy Novel,” Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Assn., San Francisco State, Nov. 6-7, 2009

“‘A carefully conned lesson’: Schoolroom Theatrics in the Victorian Female Bildungsroman,” Berkeley-Stanford Conference in English Literature, Stanford, April 25, 2009

“‘The children could not read her name’: Didacticism and Mythic Femininity in At the Back of the North Wind and The Water-Babies,” (dis)junctions 2009, UC Riverside, April 3-4, 2009

“Ow(n)ing Matthew Arnold: The Contemporary Humanities Crisis and the Victorian Sage,” Berkeley-Stanford Conference in English Literature, Stanford, April 14, 2007

“‘By circumstance, and selection, and competition’: Darwinism and Detritus in Kingsley’s Water-Babies,” Modern Critical Approaches to Children’s Literature, Middle Tennessee State, March 29-31, 2007

“‘Myself maun bear the blame’: Structuring Feminine Power and Voice in the ‘Tam Lin’ Ballad,” Scottish Romanticism in World Literatures, UC Berkeley, Sept. 7-10, 2006

Current Research

I am currently working on Victorian nonfiction for child readers, with an emphasis on natural and national histories.

English Department Classes

No recent courses taught.