Academic CV

Born 06/01/1989 in Paris (France). Nationality: French.

Contact: clementine dot beauvais at york dot ac dot uk

  • EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT

from 2016 Lecturer in English and Education, University of York (UK).

2013-2015 Junior Research Fellowship, Homerton College, University of Cambridge (UK).

Research project: Conceptions of child precocity in 20th-century UK and USA.

2010-2013 PhD in Children’s Literature – Christ’s College, University of Cambridge (UK). Fully funded by the AHRC. Supervisor: Maria Nikolajeva. Topic: ‘From authoritative adult to mighty child: Adult-child power dynamics in politically transformative children’s literature’. More info here.

2009-2010 MPhil in Children’s Literature (Distinction) – Christ’s College, University of Cambridge (UK)

2006-2009 BA in Education & English Literature (1st class) – Christ’s College, University of Cambridge (UK)

2005 French Baccalauréat (L) (Mention Très Bien) – Lycée Henri IV, Paris (France)

  • PUBLICATIONS

Contracted books:

The Mighty Child: Time and Power in Children’s Literature. John Benjamins, 2015.

Peer-reviewed articles:

‘Simone de Beauvoir and the ambiguity of childhood.’ Paragraph (2015).

‘Child Giftedness as Class Weaponry: The Case of Roald Dahl’s Matilda.’ Children’s Literature Association Quarterly (2015)

‘”The Mozart Effect”: A Sociological Reappraisal’. Cultural Sociology (2015). Link.

‘What’s in the ‘gap’?: A glance down one of the central concepts of picturebook theory’. Nordic Journal of Children’s Literature Aesthetics, vol.6 (2015). Link.

‘Ce monstre que les adultes fabriquent avec leurs regrets : La malveillance de l’enfant précoce en littérature de jeunesse.’ Les Cahiers Robinson, vol.37 (2015).

‘Transmettre mai 68 : construction et paradoxes de l’idéal révolutionnaire à travers l’album jeunesse contemporain.’ Strenae, vol.5. (2014). Link.

‘The problem of power: Metacritical implications of aetonormativity for children’s literature research’. Children’s Literature in Education, Vol. 44, n.1. (2013). Link.

‘“A nightmare land, a place of death”: An exploration of the moon as a motif in Hergé’s Destination Moon (1953) and Explorers on the Moon (1954)’. Children’s Literature in Education, Vol.41, n.3. (September 2010). Link.

Peer-reviewed book chapters:

‘Une lecture sartrienne du roman engagé pour la jeunesse,’ in L’Idéologie dans le roman pour la jeunesse au XXIe siècle, ed. by Christine Connan-Pintado et al. (Bordeaux : Presses Universitaires de Bordeaux, 2015)

‘“I’m not used to writing about me. It’s always us.” Double acts in Jacqueline Wilson’s metafictional novels,’ in The Jacqueline Wilson Casebook, ed. by Lucy Pearson. (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015)

‘Little tweaks and fundamental changes: Two aspects of sociopolitical transformation in children’s literature’, in Politics and Ideology in Children’s Literature, ed. by Áine McGillicuddy & Marian Keyes. (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2014)

‘“It is forbidden to forbid”: Constructions of Frenchness through revolution in contemporary picturebooks’, in National Identity in Picturebooks of the New Millenium, ed. by Åse-Marie Ommundsen. (Oslo: Novus, 2013).

‘Dystopia, Romance and the Hybrid Child’, in The Emergent Adult, ed. by Maria Nikolajeva & Mary Hilton. (London: Ashgate, 2012).

Reviews:

‘Crossover Picturebooks: A Genre for All Ages, Sandra Beckett  (New York: Routledge, 2012).’ International Research in Children’s Literature.

‘Philosophy in Children’s Literature, ed. by Peter R. Costello. (Plymouth: Lexington Books, 2012).’ International Research in Children’s Literature.

L’album: Le parti pris des images, ed. by Viviane Alary & Nelly Chabrol Gagne (Clermont-Ferrand: Presses Universitaires Blaise-Pascal, 2012).’ International Research in Children’s Literature.

The Evil Child in Literature and Culture, ed. by Karen J. Renner. (London: Routledge, 2013).’ International Research in Children’s Literature.

‘The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm. ed. by Noel Daniel. (Cologne: Taschen, 2011)’. Marvels and Tales.

L’album: Le parti pris des images, ed. by Viviane Alary & Nelly Chabrol Gagne (Clermont-Ferrand: Presses Universitaires Blaise-Pascal, 2012)’. Strenae, Vol.4. (Autumn 2012).

Handbook of Research on Children’s and Young Adult Literature, ed. by Shelby A. Wolf et al. (London: Routledge, 2011)’. Teacher Development, Vol.15, n.3. (2011).

  • Conference and TALKS

Invited speaker. L’énigme du mal en littérature jeunesse: Arras (France), 24 January 2014. ‘La malveillance de l’enfant précoce en littérature de jeunesse’.

Research seminar: University of Cambridge (UK), 20 November 2013. ‘The miserly adult and the eternal child: An existentialist reading of The Little Prince.’

Research seminar: University ofRoehampton (UK), 6 November 2013.‘Theorising children’s literature with Simone de Beauvoir.’

Idéologie et Roman pour la Jeunesse: Bordeaux (France), 3-4 October 2013. ‘Une lecture sartrienne du roman engagé pour la jeunesse.’

New Approaches to Picturebooks: Stockholm (Sweden), 12 September 2013. ‘What’s in the gap? Adult authority and child potencies in the politically committed picturebook.’

Current Francophone and Anglo-American Research in Children’s and Young Adult Literature: Cambridge (UK), November 23rd, 2012. ‘Desire and Didacticism’.

Plenary: A Brand of Fictional Magic: Reading Harry Potter as Literature: St Andrews (UK), 17-18 May 2012. ‘Platonic Education in the Harry Potter series.’

The Child and the Book Conference: Cambridge (UK), 30th March-1st April 2012.  ‘Towards a philosophy of children’s literature.’

Irish Research in Children’s Literature Conference: Dublin (Ireland), 25-26 February 2012. ‘Microcosmic and macrocosmic change in politically transformative children’s literature.’

History and Theory of the Picturebook: Tübingen (Germany), 22-24 September 2011. Paper presented at the PhD Workshop: ‘Addressing the child as a political agent in two radical picturebooks.’

UKLA conference 2011: Chester (UK), 15-17 July 2011. Paper presented in acceptance for the UKLA award for best MPhil thesis: ‘Platonic education in the Harry Potter series.’

The Child and the Book 2011: Oslo (Norway), 8-10 April 2011.  ‘It is forbidden to forbid’: Constructions of Frenchness through revolution in three contemporary French picturebooks.

The Emergent Adult :University of Cambridge (UK), 3-5 September 2010. ‘The motif of the hybrid child in contemporary adolescent literature.’

  • AwarDS

2010-2013: AHRC Scholarship: Full PhD Funding

2009-2010: Cambridge European Trust Scholarship

Recipient of the 2010 Jacqueline Wilson Award for MPhil thesis on ‘Training the philosopher-king: Platonic ideology in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter ‘. Jacqueline Wilson’s address.

Recipient of the 2011 UKLA Student Award for the same MPhil Thesis.

2007, 2008 and 2009: Levy-Plumb Prize for exam results

2007: Sir Ian Mc Farlane Award for Excellence

2007, 2008 and 2009: Award for Scholar of College

2006-2009: Cambridge European Trust Scholarship

  • MEMBER OF PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

BSA; PESGB; CHLA

  • OTHER

On the organising committee for the Child and the Book 2012 conference at Cambridge, on ‘Philosophical Approaches to Children’s Literature’.

Organisation of a one-day symposium with French children’s literature scholars in November at Cambridge: Current Francophone and Anglo-American Research in Children’s and Young Adult Literature.

Organisation of a one-day symposium with children’s literature scholars from the UK in June at Cambridge.

  • TEACHING

Lecturing/ Seminars:

Undergraduate (University of Cambridge)

Philosophy of Education (Being Good; Values in Education; How to Write a Philosophy of Education Essay), Sociology of Education (Bourdieu; Social Constructions of Childhood; Childhood in Crisis), Children’s Literature (Fairy Tales; Humour and Seriality; Social realistic adolescent literature).

Masters:

Visiting Lecturer, Critical and Theoretical Approaches to Children’s Literature module (University of Roehampton – 22 hours, + tutorials, 2013-2014)

Power and children’s literature theory (University of Cambridge – 2 hours, annual)

Comics and children’s literature (University of Cambridge – 2 hours, annual).

MPhil/ MA marking included for Cambridge and Roehampton.

Supervisions:

First-year undergraduates in Education: Philosophy of Education; Sociology of Education; Language, Communication and Literacy.

Second-year undergraduates in Education: Philosophy of Education; Sociology of Education.

Third-year undergraduates in Education: Children’s Literature; Research and Investigation Projects in Philosophy of Education.

Masters students in Children’s Literature.

  •  OUTREACH

Autumn 2014 Talk on child giftedness and ‘pushy’ parenting at the Cambridge Festival of Ideas.

Autumn 2012  Talk on political children’s literature at the Cambridge Festival of Ideas

2011  Selected for the Rising Stars public engagement training in Cambridge. Outreach project: podcast on children’s literature criticism.

2011-2013   Creation of and regular contributions to the Cambridge Children’s Literature blog.

2011/ 2012/ 2013      Presentations at the Open Day for the Cambridge/Homerton Research and Teaching Centre in Children’s Literature

 

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