Vanessa Joosen

English Literature and Children's Literature

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About Vanessa Joosen

Vanessa Joosen specializes in English literature and children's literature studies. Her research interests include the construction of childhood, adulthood and old age in literature, postmodern fairy-tale rewritings, the international reception of fairy tales, genetic criticism of children's books and digital approaches to children's literature studies. She also co-supervises a doctoral project on STEM representations in children's books and a doctoral project on hypermedia fiction for adolescents. Professor Joosen teaches courses on literature in English and Children's Literature. In 2018 she organizes the first Children's Literature Summer School at the University of Antwerp:


Grote Kauwenberg 18
2000 Antwerpen
Tel. 032654272