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 […]

Ecocriticism (2012)

Ecocriticism is a critical introduction to the field, both authoritative and accessible to newcomers. Garrard describes ecocriticism as a literary or cultural analysis of environmental issues, generally associated with green moral and a political agenda. Broadly defined, the subject of ecocriticism is “the study of the relationship of the human and the non-human» in cultural […]

Spring 2017 – NaChiLit present at various conferences

Padova, Italy April 20 Frames of the Body. Spaces and Places in Children’s Literature Nina Goga: Un sentimento della natura nordica? Quattro mappe in albi illustrati norvegesi contemporanei (A feeling of Nordic nature? Four maps in contemporary Norwegian picturebooks) See programme: International_Seminar_Apri_20_University_Padova   Bergen, Norway May 30 – June 1  Digital Technology in Arts Education […]

Interpreting Nature: The emerging Field of Environmental Hermeneutics (2013),

Interpreting nature (edited by Forrest Clingerman, Brian Treanor, Martin Drenthen, and David Utsler) sets out to establishing environmental hermeneutics as a new field at the intersection of environmental issues and philosophical hermeneutics. The essays explore hermeneutical approaches to the concept of interpretation and the environment, in the field of environmental philosophy. One of the main […]