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 Victoria Bovalino, and Sita Brahmachari (children’s literature and YA authors), Bruce Ingman (children’s book illustrator) and Francis Gilbert (creative educator).

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

Spinning Gold

We are a literary magazine dedicated to showcasing the creative talents of the students of the Goldsmiths Children’s Literature Master’s Degree programmes. It features creative and academic writing, interviews, and original illustrations.

Spinning Gold is student-run in its entirety. Its purpose is to provide a platform for our fellow students to express their creativity, explore their literary interests, and foster a sense of community.

Spinning Gold Literary Journal.

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 (

Children's Literature in Action

A lot has been written and said by critics, authors, parents and teachers about children’s books and how they benefit children. But what do the children say? How do they respond to stories and use them to create their personal inner landscapes of meaning? Goldsmiths, University of London, proudly presents ‘Children’s Literature in Action' which explores this question through the power of practitioner and action research.

This innovative book contains a series of highly original research studies carried out by students taking the ‘Children’s Literature in Action’ module which is part of the MA Children’s Literature programme. These studies were carried out by MA students between 2014 and 2021.

Children’s Literature in Action E-Book