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Children's Literature in the Long Nineteenth Century (2019)
Book
Butler, C., & Alston, A. (Eds.). (2019). Children's Literature in the Long Nineteenth Century. London: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

In this collection the multidimensional story of children’s literature in the formative period of the long nineteenth century is illuminated, questioned, and, in some respects, rewritten. Children’s literature might be characterised as the love-ch... Read More about Children's Literature in the Long Nineteenth Century.

“When something is wrong we write it”: The portrayal of female genital mutilation in children’s literature (2019)
Journal Article
Alston, A. (2019). “When something is wrong we write it”: The portrayal of female genital mutilation in children’s literature. Bookbird, 57(2), 22-34. https://doi.org/10.1353/bkb.2019.0015

© 2019 BY BOOKBIRD, INC. Focusing on Williams-Garcia’s No Laughter Here (2004) and Craigie’s What Was Never Said (2015), this article questions their representation of female genital mutilation (FGM). It considers the use of voice, writing, and siste... Read More about “When something is wrong we write it”: The portrayal of female genital mutilation in children’s literature.

Introduction (2017)
Journal Article
Alston, A., & Butler, C. (2018). Introduction. Women's Writing, 25(1), 1-4. https://doi.org/10.1080/09699082.2017.1326467

This in the introduction to an eclectic range of significant articles that focus on women's writing for children during the long nineteenth century.

'There's something fishy about Wales': Dahl, identity, language (2016)
Book Chapter
Alston, A., & Worthington, H. (2016). 'There's something fishy about Wales': Dahl, identity, language. In D. Walford Davies (Ed.), Roald Dahl: Wales of the Unexpected, 115-128. University of Wales Press

In the book bearing his name, the BFG tells Sophie that ‘there is something fishy about Wales’. Even allowing for Dahl’s well-known delight in wordplay, it seems that there is more to this throwaway line than just a joke for children. Taking its cue... Read More about 'There's something fishy about Wales': Dahl, identity, language.

Roald Dahl: A new casebook (2012)
Book
Butler, C., & Alston, A. (2012). C. Butler, & A. Alston (Eds.), Roald Dahl: A new casebook. Palgrave Macmillan

Roald Dahl is one of the world's best-loved authors. More than twenty years after his death, his books are still highly popular with children and have inspired numerous feature films – yet he remains a controversial figure. This volume, the first... Read More about Roald Dahl: A new casebook.