Grad Chat - Queen's School of Graduate Studies
Grad Chat - Queen's School of Graduate Studies
Mary Johnson (English) - Ecocritical approaches to children’s literature

Mary is interested in exploring intersections of girlhood and wild spaces in “Golden Age” (1865-1926) children’s literature. In particular, I want to consider how relationships with wild spaces (re)configure awareness of the body, especially when contextualized with the ED (disordered eating) rhetoric that continues to be quietly pervasive across children’s literature.

Mary also discusses her first published childrens book called “The curse of Eelgrass Bog”, under the pen name Mary Averling, which is now available via Penguin Random House

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