Tag Archives: Children’s literature

YA Gothic Fiction: CFP (edited collection) and NYALitFest (event)

Research into Young Adult Gothic fiction forms a core part of the OGOM Project, and feeds into the associated teaching that Dr Sam George has been conducting for some years now at the University of Hertfordshire (see here). So these … Continue reading

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CFPs: Angela Carter, Lewis Carroll and George MacDonald, Contemporary Gothic

Some more calls for papers and articles here: Ludics & Laughter as Feminist Aesthetic: Angela Carter at Play ‘Salman Rushdie famously called Carter a “one-off.” In this international collection of essays, we will consider that ludics and laughter contribute to … Continue reading

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Forthcoming SFF Adaptations for Film and TV

Natalie Zutter, at the always useful Tor blog, has been looking at forthcoming adaptations of SF and fantasy books for film and TV. Some of these are very intriguing; I’m particularly interested in the coming to screen of Kendare Blake’s Anna Dressed … Continue reading

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CFP: Investigating Identities in Young Adult (YA) Narratives, 13 December 2017, The University of Northampton

This symposium on Investigating Identities in Young Adult (YA) Narratives offers opportunities for researchers in YA Gothic and fantastic genres, which is a core part of OGOM’s own research. OGOM’s Dr Sam George will be delivering a plenary on identity … Continue reading

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Archive of 6,000 Historical Children’s Books

The University of Florida have digitised the 6,000 children’s books of their Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature and made them available on line for free. This is a marvellous resource and I have added it to the Related Links list … Continue reading

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Struwwelpeter — Original Illustrations

An interesting essay by Sarah Lascow on the cautionary tales of Heinrich Hoffman, including, most notably, ‘Struwwelpeter’: ‘The 19th-Century Book of Horrors That Scared German Kids Into Behaving‘. The tales influenced WH Auden and inspired Tim Burton’s Edward Scissorhands. Some … Continue reading

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Reworking Myth and Fairytale in YA Literature–Again!

If you visit this site often, you’ll know that many of the Gothic and fantastic narratives that OGOM research involve reworkings and rewritings of fairy tales or myths. The transformations and interminglings of genre involved fascinate me on a formal … Continue reading

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100 Must-read Books about Witches

S. Zainab Williams has compiled a great reading list here on witches in fiction.

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CFP: Call for Papers: Translation Studies and Children’s Literature, Brussels and Antwerp, 19-20 October 2017

A conference in Belgium: Call for Papers: Translation Studies and Children’s Literature – Current Topics and Future Perspectives — deadline 15 March 2017. Since the publication of pioneering works by Göte Klingberg, Riitta Oittinen and Zohar Shavit in the 1970s … Continue reading

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Fantasy Worlds with Frances Hardinge, Newcastle University, 8 February 2017

I apologise for not posting this sooner. The excellent children’s author Frances Hardinge, author of the Costa Award-winning The Lie Tree and the brilliant changeling novel The Cuckoo Song, will be talking on Wednesday, 8 February at Newcastle University–details here. … Continue reading

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