Catherine Robson specializes in nineteenth-century British cultural and literary studies. Her work has appeared in a range of scholarly journals, including PMLA, Victorian Literature and Culture, Dickens Studies Annual, and Journal of Victorian Culture; in 2003 she joined the Norton Anthology of English Literature as co-editor of The Victorian Age. To date her publications have focused most prominently upon childhood, memory, and death; she enjoys thinking about the bonds between individual literary works and shifts within widespread cultural understandings of these topics. She is also interested in the roles played in this process by the pedagogical practices of a broad range of educational institutions. Her next book project, a study of the little-known phenomenon of Germany's capture of British regional voices during World War I, draws extensively on previous work on oral performance (especially poetry recitation) and mass elementary education in nineteenth-century Britain. She teaches courses on a broad range of topics in Victorian literature and culture; in recent years she has been particularly concerned to encourage narratological and historical investigations of the properties and effects of first-person and third-person fictions.