Speakers

Julia Benner is Assistant Professor for Modern German Literature and Children’s and Young Adult Literature and Media at the Institute of German Literature at the Humboldt-University, Berlin.

She will be teaching in the strands on age studies and cultural heritage and children’s media.

Ada Bieber is lecturer for Modern German Literature and Children’s and Youth Literature and Media at Humboldt-University, Berlin. 

She will be teaching in the strands on urban studies, cultural heritage and children’s media, and new research methods.

Anke Brouwers is Associate Professor and teaches film (film history, film adaptation, and filmgenres) at the University of Antwerp and KASK School of Arts (Ghent).

She will be teaching in the strand on cultural heritage and children’s media.

Jane Carroll is Ussher Assistant Professor in Children's Literature, Trinity College Dublin. She is a co-director of the MPhil in Children's Literature.

She will be teaching in the strand on urban studies.

Gerda Dendooven is a Belgian author and illustrator who is known for her slightly anarchistic drawing and writing style. She designed the cover image for this summer school.

She will give a plenary talk on the opening night.

Justyna Deszcz-Tryhubczak is Associate Professor of literary studies, and Director of the Center for Young People’s Literature and Culture at the Institute of English Studies, University of Wrocław, Poland.

She will be teaching in the strand on new research methods.

Erica Hateley is a Professor of English at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, Norway. She specialises in literature for young people and works with pre-service and practicing teachers.

She will be teaching in the strand on cultural heritage and children’s media.

Vanessa Joosen is Associate Professor of English literature and Children’s literature at the University of Antwerp in Belgium.

She is the main organizer of this summer school and will teach in the strand on age studies.

Folgert Karsdorp is a postdoctoral researcher in ethnology at the Meertens Institute in the Netherlands.

He will be teaching in the strand on new research methods (digital humanities and fairy-tale research).

Mike Kestemont is a tenure-track research professor in digital text analysis at the department of literature at the University of Antwerp.

He will teach in the strand on new research methods (digital humanities).

Bettina Kümmerling-Meibauer is a professor in the German Department at the University of Tübingen in  Germany.

She will be teaching in the strand on cognitive studies.

Frauke Pauwels is a PhD student in Dutch children’s literature at the University of Antwerp, Belgium.

She is a co-organizer of this summer school and will be teaching in the strand on cognitive studies.

Roberta Seelinger Trites holds the rank of Distinguished Professor in the Department of English at Illinois State University, USA, where she has taught children’s and adolescent literature since 1991.

She will be teaching in the strands on cognitive studies and new research methods.

Anna Sparrman is a Professor in the Department of Thematic Studies – Child Studies at Linköping University, Sweden.

She will be teaching in the strands on age studies and cultural heritage and children’s media.

Ingrid Tomkowiak is a Professor of Popular Literature and Media (with a special focus on media for children and adolescents) at the University of Zurich in Switzerland.

She will be teaching in the strand on cultural heritage and children’s media.

Jan Van Coillie is emeritus professor. Until October 2017, he was connected to the Faculty of Arts, KU Leuven, Campus Brussel, where he taught Applied Linguistics, Children’s Literature and Children’s Literature and Translation.

He will be teaching in the strand on new research methods.

Sara Van Den Bossche is Assistant Professor of Children's Literature Studies at Tilburg University in the Netherlands.

She will be teaching in the strand on cognitive studies.

Christophe Van Eecke is Lecturer in Media at Radboud University in the Netherlands.

He will lead a workshop on intergenerational desire in the strand on age studies.

Photo by Ineke Oostveen.

Helma van Lierop-Debrauwer is Professor of Children’s and Young Adult Literature at Tilburg University in the Netherlands.

She will be teaching in the strands on age studies and urban studies.

 

Pádraic Whyte is Assistant Professor and director of the masters programme in children's literature at the School of English, Trinity College Dublin.

He will be teaching in the strand on urban studies.