A special issue of Breac on children’s literature, edited by Anne Markey, President of the Irish Society of Children’s Literature, and Aedín Clements, University of Notre Dame, has just been launched at breac.nd.edu. In addition to a guide to recent critical writing on Irish children’s literature and a review of the National Collection of Children’s Books, contributors, including Karín Lesnik-Oberstein, Maria Nikolajeva, Clíona Ó Gallchoir, Róisín Adams, Kimberley Reynolds, Jones Irwin, Valerie Coghlan, Lissa Paul, Roni Natov, Claire M. Dunne, and James P. Sullivan, re-evaluate children’s literature in Ireland and abroad from new and important perspectives. Breac is a peer-reviewed, paperless, open access,Irish studies journal. Further information about the special issue on children’s literature is available on the attached notice.
Anne Markey (The Irish Society for the Study of Children’s Literature) and Aedín Clements (University of Notre Dame): Preface to Children’s Literature: Changing Paradigms and Critical Perspectives in Ireland and Beyond
Aedín Clements and Anne Markey: Critical Writing on Irish Children’s Literature since 2000
Karín Lesnik-Oberstein (University of Reading): Children’s Literature: Sexual Identity, Gender, and Childhood
Maria Nikolajeva (University of Cambridge): Navigating Fiction: Cognitive-Affective Engagement with Place in Children’s Literature
Clíona Ó Gallchoir (University College Cork): Whiteness and the Racialization of Irish Identity in Celtic Tiger Children’s Fiction
Róisín Adams (Trinity College Dublin): Rapairí agus Réabhlóidithe: Lárnacht an Fhicsin Staire i gClub Leabhar na Sóisear, 1956-1966
Kimberley Reynolds (Newcastle University): Mending a Hole in the Cultural Memory: Forgotten Radical Children’s Books Published in Britain between 1920 and 1950
Jones Irwin (St. Patrick’s College Drumcondra): Aesthetic Ethical-Religious: Goodness Me! Goodness You! Curriculum With A Nod To Where The Wild Things Are
Valerie Coghlan (Independent Scholar and Lecturer based in Dublin): Painting the Town Red: The Challenging City in Picturebooks
Máire Bhreathnach (Independent Scholar): The National Collection of Children’s Books: A Review
Lissa Paul (Brock University): Eliza Fenwick: Writing Life and Literature in Cork
Roni Natov (Brooklyn College): Death and the Monster: The Graveyard and the Dream
Claire M. Dunne (Institiúid Oideachais Marino): Drámaíocht na Gaeilge sa Seomra Ranga Bunscoile: Modh Ealaíne nó Modheolaíocht?
James P. Sullivan (Saginaw Valley State University): From the Abbey to the World of Children’s Literature: Padraic Colum’s, The Second Shepherds’ Play