Professor So Jin Park

Read an interview with Professor So Jin Park about her experiences as a student on the MA (now M(Res)) in Children's Literature.

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Dr Krissie West

Read an interview with Dr Krissie West about her experiences as a student on the M(Res) in Children's Literature and the CIRCL PhD.

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Dr Evdokia (Kia) Michalopoulou

Read an interview with Dr Kia Michalopoulou about her experiences of the MA(Res) in Children's Literature and the CIRCL PhD.

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CIRCL Visiting Scholar interview Dr Haiya Dong

Read an interview with CIRCL Visiting Scholar 2018-19 Dr Haiya Dong about her studies and experiences while at CIRCL in Reading, including of the M(Res) in Children's Literature!

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XU Derong (David), Associate Professor, Ocean University of China, CIRCL Academic Visiting Fellow, 2016-17

The [M(Res)] seminars I attended in CIRCL during my one year’s visit are always inspiring and profound, which have greatly improved my research skills and changed my mindset for doing research in children’s literature. The seminars taught me to find the perspectives in the text we analysed and develop my own judgment, which is the most challenging yet most rewarding…

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JIANG Jianli (Tina), Associate Professor, Qingdao Technological University, China, CIRCL Academic Visiting Fellow 2016-17

My one year’s visit in CIRCL is the most rewarding academic experience that I have ever had. I found the [M(Res.)] seminars very stimulating. With “positive reinforcement”, all the participants are encouraged and involved. I am always encouraged and inspired by the discussions that were held in the seminars, which are though-provoking and very interactive, heated sometimes yet always in…

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Christopher Johnson, CIRCL MA 2015-2016

“I thoroughly enjoyed the course. Always challenging, the course approached and encouraged me to deal with many issues in a rigorously academic way. The work on the course was always innovative and now I can see how the course changed the way I can think about problems and solutions in both academic and non-academic contexts. I would recommend this course…

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Charlotte Randall, CIRCL MA 2015-16

'This whole year has been an exercise in learning how to think in new and different ways.  I can’t imagine ever finding any program quite like it and I’m glad to have taken part in it.'

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Hilary Fraser, CIRCL MA 1999-2000, CIRCL PhD 2009

'The Reading MA in Children's Literature was a stimulating and thoroughly enjoyable experience for me. The course is intellectually demanding and wide-ranging in its approach to the field of children's literature and its cultural context. Though it focuses on the child in literature it is not restrictive. Many of the issues raised during the course of study are pertinent to…

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