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Prof. Clare Bradford
|Area||School of Communication & Creative Arts|
|Phone||+61 3 924 46487|
|Location||Burwood (Room F/2.20)|
|Role and profile||
Clare has worked at Deakin and Victoria College since 1988. A medievalist by background, she now concentrates on children's literature, with a particular focus on representations of Indigenous people and cultures, colonisation, reconciliation and race relations in Australia and other settler cultures. She has published eight books, five of which are fiction for children. Her book 'Reading Race: Aboriginality in Australian Children's Literature' (2001), won the two main awards in children's literature scholarship: the Children's Literature Association Book Award; and the International Research Society for Children's Literature (IRSCL) Award.
In 2003 with three colleagues, John Stephens (Macquarie), Kerry Mallan (QUT) and Robyn McCallum (Macquarie), Clare gained an Australian Research Council Discovery Grant entitled 'Transformative Utopianism: Children's Literature Responding to Changing World Orders from Glasnost to 11 September, 2001', which analyses utopian and dystopian tropes in children's literature and investigates what fiction for children advocates about power and identity, community, the body, spatio-temporal change, and ecology.
Supported by Deakin research grants and a Canada-Asia-Pacific Award, Clare researched in New Zealand, Canada and the United States in preparation for her current book project, 'Unsettling Narratives', a comparative study of settler culture texts for children (forthcoming, 2007). She edits and publishes Australia's principal scholarly journal in children's literature, 'Papers: Explorations into Children's Literature'.
Clare is currently Vice-President of the International Research Society for Children's Literature.
ALL153, ALL702, ALL708, ALL743
Bachelor of Arts
|Qualifications||BA (Auckland, NZ), MA (Victoria University of Wellington, NZ), MEd (University of Sydney), PhD (University of Sydney)|
|Research link||View Deakin associated research data|