Exchanges

The Memory Network encourages Exchanges between experts from different disciplines and backgrounds. These short reflections offer research-based perspectives on memory and are open to thoughtful responses.

Written by Alison Waller

I am Senior Lecturer in English Literature at Roehampton University, UK, where I am a member of the National Centre for Research in Children’s Literature and convene the distance learning MA in Children’s Literature. My main research areas are young adult literature, forms of fantasy, literary space/place, and the role of memory in reading and writing. I published Constructions of Adolescence in Fantastic Realism with Routledge in 2008 and have written articles on Margaret Mahy, Robert Cormier, J. D. Salinger and Melvin Burgess. I have also edited a New Casebook on Burgess for Palgrave. I am currently working on a monograph exploring the practice and processes of adults rereading childhood books. Memory studies also inform my continuing research in adolescent fiction and I have recently presented papers on fictional portrayals of memory and consciousness in recent and contemporary young adult novels.