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Morag Styles


  • Professor of Children's Poetry until October 2014


While at the Faculty, Morag Styles divided her time between research, teaching, supervision of doctoral students and co-ordinating the masters’ route, Critical Approaches to Children’s Literature. Her research interests being mainly  within the field of the academic study of children's literature. She also has many links with outside organizations relating to literature and art, including the British Library, Arts Council, Book Trust, UKLA, Poetry Society etc. She has organised two exhibitions at the Fitzwilliam Museum (1995 and 2000) and one at the British Museum (2009) as well as numerous international conferences, the most recent of which were The Power of Caribbean Poetry: Word and Sound (2012) and Poetry and Childhood, a collaboration between Faculty of Education and British Library (2009).

She remains Chair of Philippa Pearce Memorial Steering Committee which organises a well attended annual lecture by a distinguished children’s author. She was an active member of the Homerton Cambridge Centre for the Research and Teaching of Children’s Literature and the Centre for Commonwealth Education. Morag Styles collaborated with Martin Salisbury of the MA Course on Illustrated Books for Children at Anglia Ruskin University. She also led a Caribbean Poetry Project in collaboration with The University of the West Indies.