The series collects selected articles based on papers presented at a joint ENSCAN and NaChiLitCul workshop on Ecocritical Perspectives on Nordic Children’s and Young Adult Literature . The workshop centred on mapping nature representations and ecological aspects of Nordic texts.
The selected articles based on the workshop will appear consecutively in the Nordic Journal of ChildLit Aesthetics in 2019 and 2020, creating a sustained focus on ecocritical perspectives. The readers will encounter articles presenting ecological positions in Birger Jåstad’s authorship, modes of environmental imagination in Swedish children’s literature, analyses of both unfamiliar and urban landscapes in Norwegian picturebooks, representations of Nordic landscapes in YA climate fiction, ecocritical perspectives on horse fiction, Sami culture, and more besides.
Hopefully this series of articles will instruct and inspire readers to engage with and further develop ecocritical readings of both Nordic and other under-researched regional literatures.