Emer O’Sullivan’s Comparative Children’s Literature

In 2005, Emer O’Sullivan published Comparative Children’s Literature, offering the first comprehensive overview of comparative children’s literature as an emerging field. While she was not the first person to argue the importance of such analyses, O’Sullivan was one of the first to define them as an analytical genre all its own.

The work is a translation of her 2001 book Kinderliterarische Komparatistik, in which O’Sullivan provides a foundation and structure for comparative analysis of children’s literature and demonstrates why this analysis is necessary for understanding its role in a larger cultural context.

Children’s Literature in a Globalized World

O’Sullivan argues that our increasingly globalized markets and…

Amanda Fisher-Katz-Keohane

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