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Children’s and Young Adult Literature as a force for change

In 2020-2021, Charlotte undertook research into contemporary children’s and young adult literature, investigating how this genre is used to explore themes such as race, gender, class, history, postcolonialism, crime, and trauma.

The research focused on identifying ways in which children’s and young adult literature can act as a force for change. The project engaged with comparative literature, including literature in translation, and resulted in the publication of a monograph in 2021, Contemporary Children’s and Young Adult Literature: Writing Back to History and Oppression. The monograph presents Charlotte’s research.

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Research project lead: Charlotte Beyer

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This research forms part of the research priority area, Culture, Continuity & Transformation.

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