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A joint venture set up by Morag Styles with the University of West Indies in Jamaica and Trinidad. Linked to the Poetry Archive and funded by the Centre for Commonwealth Education, the project aims to promote achievement through learning and teaching of poetry in schools in the Caribbean and UK as well as developing a research strand. See the website for full details of the project and the new short course on Caribbean poetry for teachers and trainees, and devised by poets and leading international educationalists and scholars.


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The project will investigate experiences of poetry learning, and examine the relationships between memorisation, recitation and understanding. Poetry memorisation and recitation were once inscribed in British education and woven into the fabric of cultural life, but have declined dramatically in recent years. Although there are signs of reviving interest in these practices and of their reinstatement on the curriculum, there is almost no research on their effects, or on how they might best be embedded within pedagogy. Findings will be relevant for pedagogical policy and practice, and contribute to wider discourses about cultural identity and locations of knowledge. The project began in January 2014 and will run for three years. See the website for full details on the project.


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The Southern African Poetry Project (ZAPP) is a sister project to the pioneering Caribbean Poetry Project. The chief aims of ZAPP are to promote achievement through learning and teaching of southern African poetry (in English) in schools in South Africa and the UK with the desire to instil knowledge, understanding and a love of poetry in young learners. ZAPP is founded on a joint research collaboration between the Centre for Commonwealth Education (CCE) at Cambridge Faculty of Education and the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, (WITS), and will also work with the online Poetry Archive to put in place recordings of southern African poetry as a resource for teachers and learners.

Recently completed PhD projects

Dawn Sardella-Ayres (2016). A critical exploration of Annie Fellows Johnston's Little Colonel series: "Tell me the tales I delighted to hear long ago".

Xiaofei Shi (2016). Employing the theoretical framework of cognitive criticism to explore crossover picturebooks.

Eve Tandoi (2016). Children reading hybrid novels in class: what are children's hybrid novels and what kinds of responses do they invite in the primary classroom? Eve is now a Lecturer in Primary Education at the University of Gloucestershire, UK.

Yi-Shan Tsai (2016). Young British Readers' Engagement with Manga.

Faye Dorcas Yung (2015). Authenticity in representations of East Asian culture in children's fiction.

Nayla Aramouni (2014). What's the story? A case study of young adults' attitudes towards reading in Lebanon.

Susan Tan (2014). Between times: growing into future's history in young adult dystopian literature. Susan is teaching children’s literature at the University of Massachussetts, Boston.

Ashley Wilson (2014). Adopting the orphan's god: Christianity and spirituality in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century girls' books. Ashley is teaching children’s literature and advanced composition at the University of Tampa, Florida.

Clementine Beauvais (2013). The mighty child: powers and temporality in children's literature. Clementine is now a Lecturer in English in Education at the University of York, UK. 

Debbie Pullinger (2013). The hidden child: orality and textuality in children's poetry. Debbie was a Research Associate at the Faculty until December 2016.

Erin Spring (2013). Our Torontos are different places”: a qualitative, multiple case study, designed to investigate the interconnections between young adult fiction and young adult readers’ constructions of place within and beyond the text. Erin is now a Postdoctoral Fellow at Centre for Childhood and Youth Studies at the University of Lethbridge, Canada.

Ghada Al-Yaqout (2012). Inside, outside and app-side down: picturebook series. Ghada is now teaching children’s literature in Kuwait.


Some selected recent publications from members of the centre:

Research Papers

Aggleton, J. (2016). "What is the use of a book without pictures?": An exploration of the impact of illustrations on reading experience in A Monster Calls, (open access). 

Barai, A. (2015). Speaking the Space between Mother and Child: Sylvia Plath, Julia Kristeva and the Place of Children's Literature. In M. S. Cecire, H. Field, K. M. Finn, & M. Roy (Eds.), Space and place in children's literature: 1789 to the present (pp. 39-55). Burlington: Ashgate.

Flynn, M. (2012). Fairy Tales and Feminism: Why is it ok to like Stephanie Meyer's Twilight? Socheolas: Limerick Student Journal of Sociology, 4(1). Available:

Hardstaff, S. (2015). "Papa said that one day I would understand": Examining child agency and character development in Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry Using Critical Corpus Linguistics. Children's Literature in Education, 46(3),226-241.

Hardstaff, S. (2014). Maybe he's on the toy train: empathising and systemising in an encounter with David Macaulay's Black and White. Literacy, 48(2), 80-85.

Horrell, G.A. (2013). ‘Roots: Poetry of Oppression, Resistance and Liberation’ in Teaching Caribbean Poetry, Ed Morag Styles and Beverley Bryan London: Routledge.

Horrell, G.A. (2012). ‘Singing Voices: Caribbean Children’s Poetry in Multicultural Britain’ in IBBY publication, It Doesn’t Have To Rhyme: Children and Poetry Eds Pat Pincent and Jennifer Harding.

Horrell, G.A. (2012). ‘Transgression and Transition’ in The Emergent Adult: Adolescent Literature and Culture Eds Maria Nikolajeva and Mary Hilton, Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate

Horrell, G.A. (2010). ‘White Lies, White Truth: Confession and Childhood in White Women’s Narratives’ in Trauma, Resistance, Reconstruction in Post-1994 South African Writing (Series: Postcolonial Studies 7) Eds Jaspal Singh and Rajendra Chetty, New York: Peter Lang New York
Horrell, G.A. (2005). Article on South African masculinities, Post-Apartheid Disgrace Guilty Masculinities in White South African Writing in Literature Compass 2 (2005) 20C 103, 1-11. (Blackwell, online:
Horrell, G.A. (2005). ‘Book review’ in Journal of Southern African Studies of M. Steyn’s Whiteness Just Isn’t What it Used to Be (July 2005).
Georgina Horrell and Sheila Davies (ed) (2005). Special Letters Home edition of Journal of Postcolonial Writing (formerly World Literature Written in English): a special journal edition featuring papers, photographs, poetry and essays from The Letters Home Festival, edited by Georgina Horrell and Sheila Davies (Vol. 41, No. 2, November 2005).

Horrell, G.A. (2004). ‘The Letters Home Festival: South African Exiles and Émigrés Writing Abroad 5-6 March 2004’ (Conference Report), African Research & Documentation, No. 95, 2004.

Horrell, G.A. (2004). ‘A Whiter Shade of Pale: White Femininity as Guilty Masquerade in ‘New’ White South African Women’s Writing’ in Journal of Southern African Studies (Vol. 30, 2004).

Horrell, G.A. (2002). J.M. Coetzee’s Disgrace: One Settler, One Bullet and the “New South Africa”’ In Scrutiny 2, Vol. 7, No 1, 2002.

Iordanaki, L. (2013). Magic mirror on the wall, which is the scariest of them all?. In V. Patsiou & G. Kalogirou (Eds.), (pp. 299-326), The power of literature: teaching approaches (in Greek). Athens: Gutenberg.

Iakovidou, D, Iordanaki, L., &, Kalogirou, G. (2013). Illustrating Grimm's Snow White: Snow White and the Seven (or even more) illustrative versions. Keimena: digital journal of children literature, 16(2), 1-46.

Jaques, Z. (2015). Children's Literature and the Posthuman: animal, environment, cyborg. NY: Routledge.

Jaques, Z. (2014). Tiny dots of cold green: pastoral nostalgia and the state of nature in Tove Jansson’s The Moomins and the Great Flood. The Lion and the Unicorn, 38(2), 200-216.

Jaques, Z. (2014). This huntress who delights in arrows: the female archer in children’s fiction’. In L. Campbell (Ed.), A quest of her own: the female hero in modern fantasy (pp. 150-171). Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company.

Jaques, Z. &, E. Giddens (2013). Lewis Carroll’s Alice: a publishing history. Aldershot: Ashgate.

Jaques, Z. (2013). There and back again: the gendered journey of Tolkien’s hobbits. In. P. Hunt (Ed.), J. R. R. Tolkien (pp. 88-105). London: Palgrave.

Jaques, Z. (2013). Arboreal myths: dryadic transformations, children’s literature, and fantastic trees. In I. Gildenhard, & A. Zissos (Eds.), Transformative change in Western thought: a history of metamorphosis from Homer to Hollywood (pp. 163-182). Oxford: Legenda.

Jaques, Z. (2012). States of nature in His Dark Materials and Harry Potter. Topic, 57, 1-16.

Nikolajeva, M. (2014). Reading for Learning: Cognitive approaches to children's literature. Amsterdam: John Benjamins

Hilton, M. and Nikolajeva, M., Eds. (2012) Contemporary adolescent literature and culture: The emergent adult. Ashgate.

Nikolajeva, M. (2010) Power, voice and subjectivity in literature for young readers. NY: Routledge.

Beckett, S. and Nikolajeva, M., Eds. (2006) Beyond Babar: The european tradition in children's literature. Scarecrow.

Nikolajeva, M. (2005) The aesthetic approaches to children's literature. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow. Korean translation 2011.

Nikolajeva, M. (2002) The rhetoric of character in children's literature. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow. Paperback reprint 2003. Korean translation 2010.

Nikolajeva, M. and Scott, C. (2001) How picturebooks work. Garland. Paperback edition 2006. Chinese translation 2007. Korean translation 2010. Portuguese (Brazil) translation 2011. Japanese translation 2011.

Nikolajeva, M. (2000) From mythic to linear. Time in children's literature. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow. Paperback reprint 2003.

Nikolajeva, M. (2014) "The Penguin Looked Sad". Picturebooks, Empathy and Theory of Mind, in Picturebooks: representation and narration, edited by Bettina-Kummerling Meibauer. Routledge.

Nikolajeva, M. (2013) "Did you feel as if you hated people?" Emotional literacy through fiction. New Review of Children's Literature and Librarianship 19(2)

Nikolajeva, M. (2013) Picturebooks and emotional literacy. The Reading Teacher Vol 67 Issue 4

Nikolajeva, M. (2012) Reading other people's minds through words and pictures. Children's literature in education.

Nikolajeva, M. (2012) Children's literature, in The Routledge History of Childhood in the Western World, ed. Paula Fass. Routledge.

Nikolajeva, M. (2012) Beyond happily ever after: The aesthetic dilemma of sequels, in Textual Transformations, ed. Benjamin Levfebre. Routledge.

Nikolajeva, M. (2012) Guilt, empathy and the ethical potential of children's literature. Barnboken - Journal of Children's Literature Research no 1.

Nikolajeva, M. (2012) The development of children’s fantasy, in Cambridge Companion to Fantasy Literature, ed. Edward James & Farah Mendlesohn. Cambridge University Press.

Nikolajeva, M. (2011) ”I spy Rumpelstilstkin”: Playing games with the reader in The Witch's Boy. Marvels & Tales vol 32 no 2.

Nikolajeva, M. & Taylor, L. (2011) “Must we to bed indeed?” Beds as cultural signifiers in picturebooks for children. New Review of Children's Literature and Librarianship, 17 (2).

Nikolajeva, M. (2011) Adult heroism and role models in the Harry Potter novels, in: Heroism in the Harry Potter Series, ed. Katrin Berndt & Lena Steveker. Ashgate.

Wyse D., Nikolajeva M., Charlton E., Cliff Hodges G., Pointon P., Taylor L. (2011) Place-related identity, texts, and transcultural meanings. British Educational Research Journal.

Charlton E., Wyse D., Cliff Hodges G., Nikolajeva M., Pointon P., Taylor L. (2011) Place-related identities through texts: From interdisciplinary theory to research agenda. British Journal of Educational Studies, 59 (1).

Nikolajeva, M. (2011). The identification fallacy; perspective and subjectivity in children's literature, in Telling children's stories: Narrative theory and children's literature, ed. Mike Cadden. University of Nebraska Press.

Nikolajeva, M. (2011) Visualising people; multimodal character contruction in Astrid Lindgren's works, in Beyond Pippi Longstocking: Intermedial and international approaches to Astrid Lindgren's work, ed. Bettina Kummerling-Meibauer & Astrid Surmatz. Routledge.

Nikolajeva, M. (2010) Interpretative codes and implied readers of children's picturebooks, in New directions in picturebook research, ed. Teresa Colomer et al. Routledge.

Nikolajeva, M. (2010) Translation and crosscultural reception, in Handbook of research on children’s and young adult literature, ed. Karen Coats et al. Routledge.

Nikolajeva, M. (2010) Literacy, competence and meaning-making: a human sciences approach. Cambridge Journal of Education 40 (2)

Cliff Hodges, G., Nikolajeva, M. and Taylor, L. (2010) Three walks through fictional Fens. Children's literature in education, 40 (3).

Pandey, S. (2016). Framing Simla: The Queen of Hill Stations and the Politics of Iconography. Visual Histories of South Asia. Delhi: Primus Books (Ratna Sagar). Forthcoming. 

Pandey, S. (2015). Between Knowing and Unknowing: Understanding the fluid force of magic in the Harry Potter Series. In J.P. Pazdziora and M. Snell (Eds.), Ravenclaw reader: Seeking the artistry and meaning of JK Rowling's Hogwarts saga (pp.51-74). Oklahoma: Unlocking Press.

Pandey, S. (2014). Simla or Shimla: the Indian political re-appropriation of Little England. In D. Maudlin, & M. Vellinga (Eds.), Consuming architecture: on the occupation, appropriation and interpretation of buildings (pp. 133-153). Oxford: Routledge.

Pandey, S. (2011). Interrogating Masculinity through the Child Figure in Bombay Cinema. Networking Knowledge: Journal of the MeCCSA Postgraduate Network, 4(1), 1-21. 

Pollard, V., & Whitley, D. (2013). Understanding and teaching Walcott. In B. Bryan, & M. Styles (Eds.), Teaching caribbean poetry (pp.52-63). London: Routledge.

Pullinger, D. (2015). Infinity and beyond: the poetic list in children's poetry. Children's literature in education, 46(3), 207-225.

Pullinger, D. (2014). Poetry recitation: tradition, terms and conditions. Writing in education, 63, 67-72.

Pullinger, D., & Whitley, D. (2013). Sounding sense: the place, problems and potential of performance in poetry. Changing English, 20(2), 160–173.

Pullinger, D. (2012). In living memory: the dying art of poetry learning and a case for revival. Changing English, 19(4), 383–393.

Pullinger, D. (2012). Mind reading: thinking about children’s poetry. In B. Carrington, & J. Harding (Eds.), It doesn’t have to rhyme (pp. 168-179). Lichfield: Pied Piper.

Shakeshaft, R. (2014). Supermen, cyborgs, avatars and geeks: technology and the human in contemporary young adult fiction. In C. Butler & K. Reynolds (Eds.), Modern children's literature: an introduction (2nd edition.), (pp. 234-250). London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Shi, X. (2014). [Review of the book Children’s literature in china from the perspective of mass culture, by Enli Chen]. International Research in Children’s Literature, 7(2), 223-225. doi: 

Shores, T. (2016). Playful Creativity: Lego and the Philosophy of Learning, Lego and Philosophy Hoboken, N.J.: Blackwell. 

Whitley, D. (2014). The effects and affects of animation. In A. W. von Mossner (Ed.), Moving environments: affect, emotion, ecology, and film (pp.143-159). Waterloo, Canada: Wilfrid Laurier University Press.

Whitley, D. (2014). The wild and the cute: Disney animation and environmental awareness. In A. N. Howe, & W. Yarborough (Eds.), Kidding around: the child in film and media (pp.211-223). New York: Bloomsbury.

Whitley, D. (2014). Discovering sense through sound. Writing in education, 63, 73-80

Whitley, D. (2013). Learning with Disney: children’s animation and the politics of innocence. Journal of educational media, Memory and Society, 5(2), 75-91.

Whitley, D. (2013). Ted Hughes: poetry, education and memory. Ted Hughes Society journal, 3, 37-42.

Whitley, D. (2013). Ted Hughes and farming. In M. Wormald, N. Roberts, T. Gifford (Eds.), Ted Hughes: from Cambridge to collected (pp.96-111). London: Palgrave.

Whitley, D. (2013). Poetry, place and environment: the scope of Caribbean poetry. In B. Bryan, & M. Styles (Eds.), Teaching Caribbean poetry (pp.5-17). London: Routledge.

Whitley, D. (2013). Confidence and resilience in poetry teaching. In S. Dymoke, A. Lambirth, & A. Wilson (Eds.), Making poetry matter: international research on poetry pedagogy (pp.42-49). London: Bloomsbury.

Whitley, D. (2012). The idea of nature in Disney animation: from Snow White to WALL•E. Aldershot and Burlington, USA: Ashgate.

Whitley, D. (2012). Adolescence and the natural world in young adult fiction. In M. Nikolajeva, & M. Hilton (Eds.), The emergent adult: adolescent literature and culture (pp.17-31). Aldershot and Burlington, USA: Ashgate.

Whitley, D. (2012). You think you own whatever land you land on: reconfiguring narratives of origin and identity in Pocahontas and Princess Mononoke. In B. Lefebvre (Ed.), Textual transformations in children’s literature (pp. 7-21). London: Routledge.

Whitley, D. (2012). Rhythm and metre in children’s poetry: loose Iambics and loose canons. In B. Carrington, & J. Harding (Eds.), It doesn’t have to rhyme: children and poetry. Birmingham: Pied Piper.

Conference papers

Aggleton, A. (2016, March). "Teachings that do not speak of pain have no meaning": Disability and critical engagement in Fullmetal Alchemist Brother. Paper presented at the 37th international conference of the International Association of the Fantastic in the Arts (IAFA), Orlando, Florida, US. 

Day, K. (2016, April). American Feminist Movements and their Impact on American Fantasy Fiction. Paper presented at the American Children's Literature Symposium, Homerton College, University of Cambridge. 

Day, K. (2016, March). When is a Fairytale not a Fairytale?: Retelling Cinderella as Fantasy in Ella Enchanted. Paper presented at the 37th international conference of the International Association of the Fantastic in the Arts (IAFA), Orlando, Florida, US. 

Day, K. (2015, August). The Subversive Idea that Girls are People too: Script disruption as a positive cognitive tool. Paper presented at the International Society for Children's Literature (IRSCL) Biennial Congress, Worcester, UK. 

Flynne, M. (2016, March). The Other (Wo)Man: The use of doubling in young adult supernatural romance. Paper presented at the Popular Culture Association National Conference, Seattle, Washington. 

Flynne, M. (2016, March). Wonder-ful Monsters: Adaptation and transformation in young adult supernatural romance. Paper presented at the 37th international conference of the International Association of the Fantastic in the Arts (IAFA), Orlando, Florida, US. 

Frederico, A. (2014, May). Playfulness in codex and app picturebooks: the case of What Does My Teddy Bear Do All Day? Paper presented at UBC Biennial Children’s Literature Research conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, USA.

Frederico, A., & Nugent, C. (2013, November). Meaningful animation in children’s print and electronic picturebooks. Paper presented at Illustration and Animation conference, IPCA, Porto, Portugal.

Frederico, A. (2013, March). The construction of meaning in three fairy tale enhanced electronic picturebooks. Paper presented at The Child and The Book conference, University of Padua, Padova, Italy.

Iordanaki, L. (2014, April). Travelling through literary time and space: Narrative and illustrative leaps in postmodern picturebooks. Paper presented at The Child and the Book conference, Athens, Greece.

Iordanaki, L. (2014, July). Enhancing visual literacy through wordless picturebooks: a case study in Greece. Paper presented at the 50th UK Literacy Association (UKLA) conference, Brighton, UK.

Jaques, Z. (2014, March). Beastly empires: negotiating posthuman rule in Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels and Carroll’s Alice books.’ Paper presented at the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts conference, Orlando, Florida, USA.

Jaques, Z. (2013, November). The Case of Gulliver and Alice, or the impossibility of children’s literature and the posthuman. Paper presented at the PLACE Open Research conference, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge, UK.

Jaques, Z. (2013, March). Adapting Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland for children. Paper presented at International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts conference, Orlando, Florida, USA.

Kamal, S. S. (2014, June). Mapping pride and pain: geopolitical Visions in Rabindranath Tagore's children's poems. Paper presented at Poetry: Place and Sites: Reading, Writing and Theorising Children’s Poetry conference, The Cambridge/Homerton Research and Teaching Centre for Children’s Literature, University of Cambridge, UK.

Kamal, S. S. (2013, May). Synthesising East with West: Tagore for children. Paper presented at the Kaleidoscope conference, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge, UK.

Kamal, S. S. (2013, March). An appraisal of Rabindranath Tagore’s ideas of childhood and education. Paper presented at Churchill College Annual conference, University of Cambridge, UK.

Meyers, E., Frederico, A., & Zaminpaima, E. (2014, April). The future of children’s texts: evaluating book apps as multimodal reading experiences. Paper presented at American Educational Research Association conference, Philadelphia, USA.

Pandey, S. (2016, April). Mountains, Memories, Materialities: Understanding the Present of Shimla's Otherness. Paper presented at the 30th international conference of the British Association of South Asian Studies (BASAS), Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge, UK. 

Pandey, S. (2016, April). An Aesthetic of the Other: Locating Fantastical Wonder in the Materiality of Making. Paper presented at the 37th international conference of the International Association of the Fantastic in the Arts (IAFA), Orlando, Florida, US. 

Pandey, S. (2015, September). "Stuff and Nonsense": Wonderland's Materiality and the Aesthetic of Transformation. Presented at the international conference Alice through the Ages: The 150th anniversary of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Homerton College, University of Cambridge, UK. 

Pandey, S. (2013, March). Of Simla and Shimla: the becoming of ‘Little England’ in an Indian Landscape. Paper presented at Uncanny Landscapes conference, The Centre for Creative Collaboration, University of London, UK.

Pandey, S. (2013, March). Framing Simla: the politics of iconography in the visualisation of British India’s summer capital’. Paper presented at Visual Anthropology in South Asia conference, University of Cambridge, UK.

Pandey, S. (2012, May). Between knowing and unknowing: understanding the fluid force of magic in the Harry Potter series. Paper presented at Harry Potter conference, University of St Andrews.

Sardella-Ayres, D. (2014, June). Racial anxieties and tomboyism in The Little Colonel: rewriting and re-whiting my old Kentucky home. Paper presented at the Children's Literature Association conference, University of South Carolina, USA.

Shi, X. (2015, March). Crossover in picturebooks: Not just breaking age boundaries. Paper presented at the Child and the Book Conference, Aveiro, Portugal.

Shi, X. (2016, March). What is crossover picturebook: A case study of the adult reader's and the child reader's engagement with the possible world construction in How to Live Forever. Paper presented at the Second Cambridge Symposium on Cognitive Approaches to Children's Literature. Cambridge, UK.

Tandoi, E. (2014, July). Once upon a chronotope: Bakhtin and children’s literature. Paper presented at Bakhtin as Praxis: Academic Production, Artistic Practice, Political Activism conference, Stockholm, Sweden.

Tandoi, E. (2014, July). Reading critically and creatively in the 21st Century: what opportunities do hybrid novels offer in the primary classroom? Paper presented at Fifty Years of Literacy: Continuity and Change conference, University of Sussex, Brighton.

Tandoi, E. (2014, March). Reading hybrid novels in the primary classroom. Paper presented at Be Merry and Wise: Children’s Literature from Chapbooks to the Digital Age conference, ISSCL, NUI Maynooth, Republic of Ireland.

Tandoi, E. (2013, September). Picturebooks, novels and hybrid novels. Paper presented at Text, Image, Ideology: Picturebooks as Meeting Places conference, Stockholm University, Sweden.

Tandoi, E. (2013, March). The challenges of teaching literacy in the twenty-first century: How can hybrid novels, such as David Almond’s My Name is Mina, help children to become critical and creative readers? Paper presented at The Child and The Book: Children’s Literature, Technology and Imagination conference, University of Padua, Italy.

Tsai, Y. (2014, September). Looking through the enemy's eyes: cinematic views and character identification in manga Naruto. Paper presented at The Graphic Novel conference, University of Oxford, UK.

Tsai, Y. (2013, August). Manga literacy is not simply. Paper presented at the Children's Literature and Media Cultures conference, International Research Society in Children's Literature, Maastricht University, The Netherlands.

Tsai, Y. (2013, May). Young readers' critical responses to manga. Paper presented at the International Conference in Comics Studies conference, Nordic Networks for Comics Research, University of Helsinki, Finland.

Tsai, Y. (2013, May). The aesthetic experience of manga. Paper presented at the Kaleidoscope Student Research conference, University of Cambridge, UK.

Whitley, D. (2014, July). Memorisation and recitation in poetry teaching. Paper presented at UKLA conference, University of Surrey, UK.

Whitley, D. (2013, August). Strange meetings: everyday encounters with nature. Paper presented at Association for the Study of Literature and Environment conference. University of Surrey, UK.

Whitley, D. (2012, September). Ted Hughes: poetry, education and memory. Paper presented at the Ted Hughes Society conference, Pembroke College, Cambridge, UK.

Whitley, D. (2012, June). WALL•E and the poetics of planetary exhaustion. Paper presented at Natura Loquens: Eruptive Dialogues, Disruptive Discourses conference, University of La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain.

Whitley, D. (2012, September). Caribbean poetry, sense of place, and the global imaginary. Paper presented at The Power of Caribbean Poetry – Word and Sound conference, University of Cambridge, UK.

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