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Alkestrand, Malin
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Alkestrand, M. (2020). Bristen på social hållbarhet i framtiden: Ungdomsdystopin Eleriatrilogins didaktiska potential. In: Corina Löwe, Åsa Nilsson Skåve (Ed.), Välkommen till framtiden?: Didaktiska perspektiv på barnlitteratur och -film med hållbarhetsteman [Arbetstitel]. Stockholm: Natur och kultur
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Bristen på social hållbarhet i framtiden: Ungdomsdystopin Eleriatrilogins didaktiska potential
2020 (Swedish)In: Välkommen till framtiden?: Didaktiska perspektiv på barnlitteratur och -film med hållbarhetsteman [Arbetstitel] / [ed] Corina Löwe, Åsa Nilsson Skåve, Stockholm: Natur och kultur, 2020Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Natur och kultur, 2020
National Category
General Literature Studies Didactics
Research subject
Humanities, Comparative Literature Education
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-89354 (URN)
Available from: 2019-09-30 Created: 2019-09-30 Last updated: 2019-11-14
Alkestrand, M. (2020). (De)Stabilizing the Boundaries between ‘Us’ and ‘Them’: Racial Oppression and Racism in Two YA Dystopias Available in Swedish. In: Miranda A. Green-Barteet, Meghan Gilbert-Hickey (Ed.), Raced Bodies, Erased Lives: Race in YA Dystopian and Speculative Fiction. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi
Open this publication in new window or tab >>(De)Stabilizing the Boundaries between ‘Us’ and ‘Them’: Racial Oppression and Racism in Two YA Dystopias Available in Swedish
2020 (English)In: Raced Bodies, Erased Lives: Race in YA Dystopian and Speculative Fiction / [ed] Miranda A. Green-Barteet, Meghan Gilbert-Hickey, Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2020Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2020
National Category
General Literature Studies
Research subject
Humanities, Comparative literature
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-80046 (URN)
Available from: 2019-01-30 Created: 2019-01-30 Last updated: 2019-11-13
Alkestrand, M. (2020). Harry Potter and the Curse of Aetonormativity: Age-Related Cognitive Scripts and a Disruption of “the Harry Potter Literary Schema” in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Children's Literature Association Quarterly, 45(1)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Harry Potter and the Curse of Aetonormativity: Age-Related Cognitive Scripts and a Disruption of “the Harry Potter Literary Schema” in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
2020 (English)In: Children's Literature Association Quarterly, ISSN 0885-0429, E-ISSN 1553-1201, Vol. 45, no 1Article in journal (Refereed) Accepted
National Category
Humanities and the Arts
Research subject
Humanities, Comparative literature
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-81014 (URN)
Available from: 2019-03-08 Created: 2019-03-08 Last updated: 2019-11-14
Alkestrand, M. (2019). Adolescent Killer and Politician: Age-Related Ideologies in the Dystopian Future Sweden of Mats Wahl’s Blood Rain Series. HumaNetten, 43, 207-229
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Adolescent Killer and Politician: Age-Related Ideologies in the Dystopian Future Sweden of Mats Wahl’s Blood Rain Series
2019 (English)In: HumaNetten, E-ISSN 1403-2279, Vol. 43, p. 207-229Article in journal (Refereed) Published
National Category
Humanities and the Arts
Research subject
Humanities, Comparative literature
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-90395 (URN)10.15626/hn.20194312 (DOI)
Available from: 2019-12-06 Created: 2019-12-06 Last updated: 2019-12-06
Alkestrand, M. (2019). Barn- och ungdomslitteraturvetenskapligt ämnesspråk: En läroboksanalys av svenska läroböcker om barn- och ungdomslitteratur för högskolor och universitet. HumaNetten (42), 156-179
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Barn- och ungdomslitteraturvetenskapligt ämnesspråk: En läroboksanalys av svenska läroböcker om barn- och ungdomslitteratur för högskolor och universitet
2019 (Swedish)In: HumaNetten, E-ISSN 1403-2279, no 42, p. 156-179Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Växjö: Linnaeus University, 2019
National Category
General Literature Studies Didactics
Research subject
Humanities, Comparative Literature Education
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-80047 (URN)10.15626/hn.20194208 (DOI)
Available from: 2019-01-30 Created: 2019-01-30 Last updated: 2019-08-05Bibliographically approved
Alkestrand, M. (2019). Bristen på social hållbarhet i ett framtida Europa: Ungdomsdystopin Eleriatrilogins didaktiska potential avseende hållbarhetsfrågor. In: : . Paper presented at Litteraturdidaktik: Litteraturstudiers samhällsrelevans, Högskolan Dalarna, Falun, 191108..
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Bristen på social hållbarhet i ett framtida Europa: Ungdomsdystopin Eleriatrilogins didaktiska potential avseende hållbarhetsfrågor
2019 (Swedish)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
National Category
Humanities and the Arts
Research subject
Humanities, Comparative Literature Education
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-90264 (URN)
Conference
Litteraturdidaktik: Litteraturstudiers samhällsrelevans, Högskolan Dalarna, Falun, 191108.
Available from: 2019-11-26 Created: 2019-11-26 Last updated: 2019-11-26
Alkestrand, M. (2019). Fantasylitterära genredrag och retoriska strategier för fantasyförfattare. In: Helene Ehriander (Ed.), Att skriva barn- och ungdomslitteratur: (pp. 63-82). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Fantasylitterära genredrag och retoriska strategier för fantasyförfattare
2019 (Swedish)In: Att skriva barn- och ungdomslitteratur / [ed] Helene Ehriander, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2019, p. 63-82Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2019
Series
Skrifter utgivna av Svenska barnboksinstitutet, ISSN 0347-5387 ; 148
National Category
General Literature Studies
Research subject
Humanities, Comparative literature
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-71113 (URN)9789144128085 (ISBN)
Note

Om boken:Den som skriver barn- och ungdomslitteratur behöver både kunskap om litterära verktyg och insikter i hur andra författare har löst berättartekniska problem. Att skriva barn- och ungdomslitteratur behandlar skrivandets hantverk samtidigt som den utifrån ett litteraturvetenskapligt perspektiv fördjupar förståelsen för hur man skriver i olika genrer för en ung läsekrets.

Boken tar bland annat upp vad som kännetecknar en berättelse för barn och ungdomar och hur den skrivs: Vad har den för egenart,vad skiljer den från vuxenlitteratur, och hur skapar man ett tilltal som passar unga? Genrer som fantasy, magisk realism och historiska berättelser behandlas, men också gränsgenrer och gränsmedier som fan fiction, datorspel och filmmanus. Här diskuteras också strategier för att gestalta det hotfulla eller svåra moraliska dilemman samt hur man kan undvika genusfällor.

Att skriva barn- och ungdomslitteratur vänder sig till alla som är intresserade av barn- och ungdomslitteratur och som vill utveckla sitt eget skrivande. Den är avsedd för kurser i kreativt skrivande,men lämpar sig också i fortbildning för lärare, bibliotekarier och andra som vill fördjupa sin förståelse för barn- och ungdomslitteratur.

Available from: 2018-02-27 Created: 2018-02-27 Last updated: 2019-07-15Bibliographically approved
Alkestrand, M. (2019). From Silence to Silencing (and Beyond?): The Absence of Queer Representation in the Harry Potter Universe. In: 24th Biennial Congress of the International Research Society for Children’s Literature (IRSCL), Silence and Silencing in Children’s Literature: Stockholm, Sweden 14-18 August 2019. Paper presented at 24th Biennial Congress of the International Research Society for Children’s Literature (IRSCL), Silence and Silencing in Children’s Literature. Stockholm, Sweden 14-18 August 2019. The Swedish Institute for Children’s Books
Open this publication in new window or tab >>From Silence to Silencing (and Beyond?): The Absence of Queer Representation in the Harry Potter Universe
2019 (English)In: 24th Biennial Congress of the International Research Society for Children’s Literature (IRSCL), Silence and Silencing in Children’s Literature: Stockholm, Sweden 14-18 August 2019, The Swedish Institute for Children’s Books , 2019Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

When J. K. Rowling announced that she has always seen Professor Albus Dumbledore as gay after the publication of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (2007), the previous silence on the topic of queer sexuality within the Harry Potter universe came to an end. However, as Jim Daems clarifies in “‘I Knew a Girl Once, whose Hair…’: Dumbledore and the Closet” (2012), many academics and fans were upset that Rowling did not represent Dumbledore’s sexuality in the book series. For a book series that explicitly and repeatedly explores and problematises race, gender, ethnicity, age, nationality and class, the silence regarding diverse sexualities is not only surprising but problematic, as it suggests that there is no room for queer characters in the Wizarding World. I argue that the silence on this topic in the seven Harry Potter novels and the eight movies that are based on them undermines some of the didactic potential of the series to address human rights and equality. By silencing a queer character’s sexuality, the explicit ideology about everyone’s equal rights to exist and thrive is counteracted by an implicit ideology about queers’ sexualities being too deviant to represent within books and movies.

The stage play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (2016) and the movies Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) were all published after Rowling’s announcement about Dumbledore’s sexuality. I argue that they are examples of silencing queer characters, since they do not explicitly represent Dumbledore as queer, and since Cursed Child portrays a relationship between Albus Potter and Scorpius Malfoy that is coded as romantic throughout the play, but ends up reaffirming heteronormativity when the boys discuss who will get a girlfriend first at the end of the narrative. In my paper I explore the consequences of the silencing of the queer for the overall didactic potential of the Harry Potter universe regarding human rights and equality, by defining explicit and implicit ideologies about sexuality in the Harry Potter novels, movies and Cursed Child. I also clarify in what ways Cursed Child and The Crimes of Grindelwald can be seen as examples of queerbaiting, expanding Emily Roach’s argument about Cursed Child in “Harry Potter and the Cursed Closet: Queerbaiting, Slash-Shipping and the Cursed Child” (2018) to the most recent addition in the Harry Potter franchise.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
The Swedish Institute for Children’s Books, 2019
National Category
General Literature Studies
Research subject
Humanities, Comparative literature
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-89795 (URN)
Conference
24th Biennial Congress of the International Research Society for Children’s Literature (IRSCL), Silence and Silencing in Children’s Literature. Stockholm, Sweden 14-18 August 2019
Available from: 2019-10-25 Created: 2019-10-25 Last updated: 2020-01-28Bibliographically approved
Alkestrand, M. (2019). [Review of] Mixed Magic: Global-Local Dialogues in Fairy Tales for Young Readers, by Anna Katrina Gutierrez. John Benjamins 2017. [Review]. Children's Literature, 47, 201-205
Open this publication in new window or tab >>[Review of] Mixed Magic: Global-Local Dialogues in Fairy Tales for Young Readers, by Anna Katrina Gutierrez. John Benjamins 2017.
2019 (English)In: Children's Literature, ISSN 0092-8208, E-ISSN 1543-3374, Vol. 47, p. 201-205Article, book review (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Johns Hopkins University Press, 2019
National Category
Specific Literatures
Research subject
Humanities, Comparative literature
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-80045 (URN)10.1353/chl.2019.0014 (DOI)000468839700012 ()
Available from: 2019-01-30 Created: 2019-01-30 Last updated: 2019-06-12Bibliographically approved
Alkestrand, M. & Owen, C. (2018). A Cognitive Analysis of Characters in Swedish and Anglophone Children's Fantasy Literature. International Research in Children's Literature (IRCL), 11(1), 65-79
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A Cognitive Analysis of Characters in Swedish and Anglophone Children's Fantasy Literature
2018 (English)In: International Research in Children's Literature (IRCL), ISSN 1755-6198, E-ISSN 1755-6201, Vol. 11, no 1, p. 65-79Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In Justice in Young Adult Speculative Fiction, Marek C. Oziewicz argues, 'it is possible to study scripts through the lens of the author's cognition, through the reader's cognition, or as a textual matter with an implied author and reader' (9-10). Here we propose a fourth method for studying scripts in children's literature: as a textual matter. Unlike previous research in the field, we argue that neither the implied author nor the implied or real reader's cognition is necessary for a cognitive analysis to offer insights about a literary text. A cognitive analysis of characters can demonstrate how each character's cognitive embodiment of their intersectional subject position contributes to the progression of a text's plot and themes. By analysing the mimetic, synthetic and thematic dimensions of character (Phelan), we maintain an ontological distinction between humans and characters - a prerequisite for applying cognitive theories to characters. In order to demonstrate the broad applicability of our approach, we analyse the cognitive scripts of the protagonists in two portal-quest fantasies form two different countries. Taliah Pollack's Saga Sward: Omskakare och varldsresenar [Saga Sword: world shaker and traveller] was published in Sweden in 2012; Tahereh Mafi's Furthermore dates from 2016 and was published in the US.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Edinburgh University Press, 2018
Keywords
cognitive theory, character, intersectionality, children's literature, fantasy
National Category
General Literature Studies
Research subject
Humanities, Comparative literature
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-76864 (URN)10.3366/ircl.2018.0254 (DOI)000435957400006 ()2-s2.0-85049340576 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-07-17 Created: 2018-07-17 Last updated: 2019-08-29Bibliographically approved
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