Children’s Literature with CLCL

Discover ground-breaking work, acclaimed researchers and practitioners, and a thriving community in the field of children's and young adult literature at Goldsmiths.

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Explore cutting-edge children’s and young adult literature and learn about our thriving research community at Goldsmiths and beyond.

Engage with leading academics in children’s and YA literature including Professor Michael Rosen (theoretical and creative approaches), Professor Vicky Macleroy (multimodal approaches and linguistic diversity), Dr Emily Corbett (YA literature and markets) and Dr Laura Teague (children’s literature and gender).

Gain insight into the work and practice of published and acclaimed creative writers and children’s book illustrators such as Ardashir Vakil (creative writer), Sita Brahmachari (children’s literature and YA author), Bruce Ingman (children’s book illustrator) and Francis Gilbert (creative educator).

Join an active Children’s and YA Literature Research Forum and add to new and existing conversations in this expanding area of research at Goldsmiths. Contribute to the new online publication, Spinning Gold, led by our MA Children’s Literature students.

If you have any enquiries, please contact Professor Vicky Macleroy: v.macleroy( or Dr Emily Corbett: e.corbett(

Children’s and YA Literature Research Forum (CYALRF)

The Children’s and YA Literature Research Forum (CYALRF) provides a platform for researchers in the field of children's and YA literature to share and develop new research, resources and critical approaches. CYALRF is open to all who are working within the field at Goldsmiths, University of London and beyond.  It encourages collaboration through the sharing of research interests, co-writing papers, collaborating on projects and contributing to discussion groups. Our most recent collaborative project is an edited collection exploring different academic approaches to a single text: the fairy tale ‘Hansel and Gretel’ (forthcoming, 2024).

To join CYALRF, contact Mette Lindahl-Wise: mlind004( or Harry Oulton: hoult001(