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Dr. Pádraic Whyte

Associate Prof in Children's Literature (English)

Research Associate (Children's Research Centre)

  18th Century literature   19th Century Irish cultural history   Anglo-Irish literature, poetry   Children's literature   Fiction 1780-1820   Gender studies   Irish writing, poetry, Drama, cinema
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Arts Council advisory panels 2005
Chair of CBI Children's Book of the Year Awards 2013, 2014, 2020 - present
Peer reviewer for international journals in Irish studies and in children's literature studies 2013-15
Member of peer review panel for Studies in Children's Literature series 2002-2007
Peer Reviewer for NUI research student travel scholarships 2016
Consultant: Department of Taoiseach and Office for the Minister for Children 2011
Founding member and editorial board member of academic journal Film and Film Culture 2001-2002
Consultant for children's literature publishers 2010
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Member and former Vice-President of Irish Society for the Study of Children's Literature. 2003 present
International Research Society for Children's Literature 2002 present
Padraic Whyte, 'Exploring the Urban Jungle: the City in Children's Writing', International Literature Festival Dublin, International Literature Festival Dublin, - 2021, 1 - 2, Broadcast, RELEASED
Padraic Whyte, 'Award-Winning Books for Children', International Literature Festival Dublin,, 2021, 1 - 2, Broadcast, RELEASED
Padraic Whyte, 'A talisman that gives an entrance into the world': Padraic Colum, Education, and Storytelling, International Society for Research in Children's Literature, Chile, 18 October 2021, 2021, pp1 - 12, Conference Paper, PRESENTED
House, Land, and Family Life: Children's Fiction and Irish Homes in, editor(s)Liam Harte , The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Fiction, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2020, pp387 - 404, [Pádraic Whyte], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Growing Up in Manhattan: Children's Literature and New York City in, editor(s)Ross Wilson , New York: A Literary History, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2020, [Padraic Whyte], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Padraic Whyte, 'The National Collection of Children's Books Project: Deconstructing and Restructuring the Canon', Children's Literature and Digital Humanities, University of Antwerp, 22 October 2020, 2020, Conference Paper, PRESENTED
Keith O'Sullivan, Pádraic Whyte, Children's Literature Collections: Approaches to Research, London and New York, Palgrave Macmillan, 2017, 1 - 261pp, Book, PUBLISHED
'Firing for the Hearth: Storytelling, Landscape, and Padraic Colum's The Big Tree of Bunlahy' in, editor(s)Keith O'Sullivan, Pádraic Whyte , Children's Literature Collections: Approaches to Research, London and New York, Palgrave, 2017, pp145 - 161, [Pádraic Whyte], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Introduction in, editor(s)Keith O'Sullivan, Pádraic Whyte , Children's Literature Collections: Approaches to Research, London and New York, Palgrave, 2017, pp1 - 11, [Pádraic Whyte, Keith O'Sullivan], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
'A Place in the Canon: Padraic Colum's Newbery Books and the Development of American Children's Literature' in, editor(s)Timothy Young , Story Time: Essays on the Betsy Reinecke Collection of American Children's Literature, New Haven, Yale University Press, 2017, pp139 - 155, [Pádraic Whyte], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED

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Pádraic Whyte, Giovanna M R Lima, Sarah Bowman, Eve Patten , (2021), 'National Collection of Children's Books: Repositioning Children's Literature in Ireland' [pdf], Ireland, Trinity College Dublin, Notes: [This impact case study is supported by the Research Impact Unit, an initiative by the Office of the Dean of Research and the Trinity Long Room Hub at Trinity College Dublin. We thank Dr Caitriona Curtis for her contributions in early drafts of this document.], Impact Case Study, PUBLISHED
Jane Suzanne Carroll, Pádraic Whyte, , 'Story Spinners: Irish Women & Children's Literature', Trinity College Dublin, Google Arts & Culture, 2018, -, Exhibition, PUBLISHED
Padraic Whyte, 'Same-sex relationships in children's literature', Newstalk Radio - The Right Hook, Newstalk,, 2015, 1 - 15, Broadcast, PUBLISHED
Padraic Whyte, 'Children's TV: Upon the Wild Waves', RTE Television, 2015, 1 - 15, Broadcast, RELEASED
Padraic Whyte, 'Upon the Wild Waves: A Journey through Myth in Children's Books - with online catalogue', Book of Kells Exhibition, Long Room, Trinity College Library, Dublin, TCD Library Website, 2015, 2014 - 2015, Exhibition, PUBLISHED
Padraic Whyte and NCCB Team, 'Come Closer: The Darker Side of Children's Books', National Collection of Children's Books, Dublin City Libraries,, 2015, 1 - 20, Exhibition, PUBLISHED
Padraic Whyte, Are We There Yet? Same-Sex Relationships and Children's Literature, Children's Books Ireland, 2015, p5 - 8, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Padraic Whyte, Brighid Whyte, Paddy Whyte, 'Video with over 1 million views -Brighid and Paddy, Vote With Us', Vote With Us,, New York Times:, 2015, 1 - 2, Visual art production, PUBLISHED
Padraic Whyte, 'TG4 IMEALL - Interview about Upon the Wild Waves', Arts show, TG4 Television, 2014, 1 - 18, Broadcast, RELEASED
Padraic Whyte, 'Children's Book of the Year Award Announcements', RTE Television, 2014, 1 - 15, Broadcast, PUBLISHED


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Award Date
IRC and Department of the Taoiseach New Foundations Award 2021
International Research Society for Children's Literature Edited Book Award, 2019 2019
Irish Research Council grant €350,000 02/12/13
Crisis Pregnancy Agency research grant (€95,000) (as part of a team) 2007
Supervising PhD students in receipt of an Irish Research Council Postgraduate Award, 2014-17. 2014- 2022
Arts Council of Ireland 'Emerging Writers' bursary 2010
Queen's University Institute of Irish Studies Research Fellowship, 2008-2009 2008
IRCHSS Government of Ireland Postgraduate Research Scholarship, 2004-2006 2004-2006
Trinity Trust Scholarship to attend The International Durrell School of Corfu, 2004
Trinity Postgraduate Award 2002-2004