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Victoria's major research focus is the representation of gendered bodies in children's literature and film - particularly in relation to the representation of transgressive gender behaviours such as cross-dressing and the depiction of queered subjectivities. She is also interested in the application of posthumanism to children's texts. Victoria is the Program Director of the Masters in Children's Literature and also teaches children's literature at undergraduate level.

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Projects 2009 2018

Research Outputs 2002 2018

"Kindness in a cruel world": the formation of agentic non-heteronormative identity in contemporary YA fictions

Flanagan, V., 2018, Cruel children in popular texts and cultures. Flegel, M. & Parkes, C. (eds.). Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 257-275 19 p. (Critical Approaches to Children's Literature).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

Citizenship in the classroom: the politicisation of child subjects in Nicolas Philibert's To Be and To Have and Laurent Cantet's The Class

Flanagan, V., 2017, Childhood and nation in contemporary world cinema: borders and encounters. Hemelryk Donald, S., Wilson, E. & Wright, S. (eds.). New York: Bloomsbury Academic, p. 131-146 16 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

Cyberspace and story: the impact of digital media on printed children's books

Flanagan, V., 2017, The Edinburgh companion to children's literature. Beauvais, C. & Nikolajeva, M. (eds.). Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, p. 336-341 6 p.

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Girls online: representations of adolescent female sexuality in the digital age

Flanagan, V., 2017, Gender(ed) identities: critical rereadings of gender in children's and young adult literature. Clasen, T. & Hassel, H. (eds.). New York; London: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, p. 28-40 13 p. (Children's literature and culture).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

Posthumanism: rethinking 'the human' in modern children's literature

Flanagan, V., 2017, The Edinburgh companion to children's literature. Beauvais, C. & Nikolajeva, M. (eds.). Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, p. 29-41 13 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review