Vanessa Joosen

Associate professor of 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. Since 2018 she has organized the Children's Literature Summer School at the University of Antwerp: https://www.uantwerpen.be/en/summer-schools/childrens-literature-summer-school/programme/content-description. In 2019, Vanessa Joosen will set up the project "Constructing Age for Young Readers," for which she received an ERC Starting Grant.

Contact

Stadscampus
Grote Kauwenberg 18
S.D.136
2000 Antwerpen
Belgiƫ
Tel. 032654272
vanessa.joosen@uantwerpen.be