In this well researched, detailed and thought provoking book, Ursula Heise argues that “biodiversity, endangered species, and extinction are primarily cultural issues, questions of what we value and what stories we tell, and only secondarily issues of science” (p. 5) – a point of view underlining the importance of the work done by NaChiLitCul. In […]
In an essay about alternativ animal stories Ida Skjelderup notes that «De fire bøkene er eksempler på sakprosa for barn som alle byr på nye og eksperimentelle måter å formidle kunnskap om natur på. Forfatterne presenterer stoffet på en sånn måte at det nok vil vekke fascinasjon og nysgjerrighet og slik sett bidra til at […]
Based on ecocrtical theory, theories about ‘The Strange Child’, and theories about play and criteria of play as found in Peter Smith’s Children and Play (2009), this article by Nina Goga (page 103-121) aims to examine the nature of play in various illustrations of Pinocchio’s sojourn in The Land of Toys. The article also discusses […]
Norwegian Alfred Fidjestøl is an awarded biographer and a non-fiction author with a keen eye for curious lives and institutions. Thus, it is not a big surprise that he has been the first Norwegian author to embark on yet another unusual project; that is, to write an animal biography or zoography about the most popular […]
The 24th Biennial Congress of the International Research Society for Children’s Literature will be taking place in Stockholm, Sweden 14-18 August 2019. The conference theme is “Silence and Silencing in Children’s Literature”. See Call for Papers for further information.
Dr Samantha Walton, Senior Lecturer in English Literature, Bath Spa University Cultures of Nature and Wellbeing: Narratives of Sustainability and Green Healthcare (Cultures of Nature and Wellbeing)