Project

Narrative, Metaphor and Metamorphosis: The Environmental Potential of Contemporary Children’s Literature

Code
01D02121
Duration
01 October 2021 → 30 September 2025
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Comparative literature studies
    • Literatures in English
    • Stylistics and textual analysis
Keywords
children’s literature ecocriticism cognitive criticism econarratology contemporary literature
 
Project description

This project, where children’s literature studies, ecocriticism and cognitive criticism intersect, investigates on both the macro-level of narrative and the micro-level of style how children’s literature responds to the imaginative challenges brought on by the Anthropocene. Understanding the environmental potential of children’s literature contributes to a better understanding of the complex intergenerational challenges (i.e. climate change) humanity faces today.