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Academic Publications


  • "Reading for Normal: Young People and YA Fiction in the Time of Covid‑19" (2022): Mémoires du livre / Studies in Book Culture, 13:2 [LINK]

  • ‘'Life goes through in a book’: A case study of a co-creative narrative enquiry involving older adults living with early-stage dementia' (2021): Participations: Journal of Audience and Reception Studies, 18:2. [LINK]

  • 'Floating Minds: How Young Adult Fiction Represents Forgetting in Old Age and Adolescence' (2021) International Research in Children’s Literature 14.3. 283-298. [LINK]

  • 'The Art of Being Ordinary: Cups of Tea and Catching the Bus in Contemporary British YA' (2020): International Journal of Young Adult Literature, 1:1. [LINK]

  • 'Re-memorying: A new phenomenological methodology in children’s literature studies' (October 2017): in Beauvais, C. & Nikolajeva, M. (eds.), The Edinburgh Companion to Children's Literature. Edinburgh University Press, pp. 136-149. [LINK]

  • '“Girls Like it Most” Challenging Gendered Canons and Paracanons in the case of The Secret Garden’ (2017): in B. Kümmerling-Meibauer & A. Müller (eds.), Canon Constitution and Canon Change in Children’s Literature. Routledge, pp. 155-172. [LINK]

  • 'Amnesia in Young Adult Fiction and Rereading the Self' (2016): in S. Groes (ed.) Memory in the Twenty-first Century: New Critical Perspectives from the Sciences and Arts and Humanities. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 286-291 & 325-329.

  • 'Memory and the City in Mahy’s Memory and 24 Hours' (2015): The Lion and the Unicorn, 39:2. 146-165. [LINK]

  • Melvin Burgess: a Case Study (2014) Palgrave Macmillan. [LINK]

  • 'The Pursuit of knowledge: Scientific Enquiry in His Dark Materials' (2014): in C. Butler and T. Halsdorf (eds.) Philip Pullman. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 58-75. [LINK]

  • 'Swallows and Amazons Forever!: how adults and children engage in reading a classic text' (2012): Co-authored with Fiona Maine. Children’s Literature in Education, 42:4, 354-371. [LINK]

  • 'Revisiting Childhood Landscapes: from Druid’s Grove to Narnia' (2010): The Lion and the Unicorn, 34:3, 303-319. [LINK]

  • 'Psychic Barriers and Contact Zones: Rereading Rose and the Rupture between Child and Adult' (2010): Children’s Literature Association Quarterly, 35:3, 274-289. [LINK]

  • 'Fade and the Lone Teenager: young adult fantastic realism shaping modern individualism’ (2005): in N. Moody & C. Horrocks (eds.) Children’s Fantasy Fiction: Debates for the 21st Century. Association for Research in Popular Fictions, pp. 127-144

  • 'Is Holden Caulfield Still Real?: the body of theory and practice in young adult literature’ (2004): in S. Chapleau (ed.) Childhood, Adulthood and Children’s Literature. Pied Piper Publishing, pp. 97-104. [LINK]

  • '“Solid All the Way Through”: Margaret Mahy’s Ordinary Witches' (2004): in Children’s Literature in Education, 35:1, 77-86. [LINK]

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