Katie Garner is a lecturer in nineteenth-century literature at the University of St Andrews. She completed her PhD at Cardiff University and was a Government of Ireland Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow at University College Cork before arriving in St Andrews in September 2014. She is a specialist in Romantic and Victorian women’s writing, particularly their engagements with myth, folklore and the Gothic. Her first book, Romantic Women Writers and Arthurian Legend: The Quest for Knowledge was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2017. She is currently researching mermaids and underwater fantasies in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century literature, supported by the Carnegie Trust.