Fall 2017 – NaChiLit present at various conferences

Toronto, Canada, July 30 IRSCL Possible and Impossible Children Ahmed Katheeb: The Pastoral Idyll and the Wild   Sheffield, England, 6-8 September ASLE-UKI Cross Multi Inter Trans: Biennial Conference Lykke Guanio-Uluru: Digital media, artist and plant: James Cameron’s Avatar – a cure for plant blindness?   Padua, Italy, 28-30 September European Network of Picturebook Research – Home […]

Twenty-first Century Feminisms in Children’s and Adolescent Literature (2018)

At a time when feminism struggles to find an appreciative audience with young people, Twenty-First-Century Feminisms in Children’s and Adolescent Literature by Roberta Seelinger Trites offers convincing arguments for its relevance by showing how contemporary feminisms inhabit literature written for children and adolescents. Throughout this book, Trites reflects on the ways in which literature for […]

Green topology

Read Aslaug Nyrnes’ article Grøn topologi i Kultur & Klasse. Green topology A rereading of Virgil’s wheel Nature is a complex phenomenon; it is both a physical object and a variety of cultural imaginations and representations. The current climate crises challenge the relationship between nature and language in radically new ways. This article examines an […]

Maps and Mapping in Children’s Literature. Landscape, seascape and cityscape

Maps and Mapping in Children’s Literature is the first comprehensive study that investigates the representation of maps in children’s books as well as the impact of mapping on the depiction of landscapes, seascapes, and cityscapes in children’s literature. The chapters in this volume pursue a comparative approach as they represent a wide spectrum of diverse […]

Animality and Children’s Literature and Film (2015)

The monograph Animality and Children’s Literature and Film by Amy Ratelle is an investigation written from a posthuman and animality studies approach that aims to explain the permeability and fluidity of the boundaries between humans and other animal species in popular children’s books (4). One of the main aspects Ratelle is focussed on is the […]

Ecocritical article on Pinocchio

Supported by ecocriticism, theories on the posthuman and characteristics of ‘the strange child’, this article examines how the illustrations in various editions of the Pinocchio story present the transformation from a piece of wood (nature) to boy (culture and nature). It also questions which conceptions of the relationships between plants, animals and humans the various […]