Professor Karin Lesnik-Oberstein on Power and Children’s Books: Teaching Myths, Fairy Tales, Folktale and Legends

Professor Karin Lesnik-Oberstein was recently asked to contribute to the blog curated by publisher Lantana.

Lantana’s purpose is to ‘publish inclusive books by under-represented voices celebrating every kind of child and family’.

Professor Lesnik-Oberstein wrote on the kinds of ‘power’ (including cultural power and political power) that myths and fairy-tales are often thought to have, and she explains the ways in which these ideas are interrogated in her teaching on the MRes in Children’s Literature at Reading.

You can read Professor Lesnik-Oberstein’s blog here.

More information about the MRes in Children’s Literature can be found here.

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