Mallan, Kerry Margaret
Kerry Mallan is a Professor in the School of Cultural and Language Studies in Education at Queensland University of Technology, Australia. She has published widely in the field of youth cultures and texts, with particular research on children's literature, film, and new media. Her most recent publication is New World Orders in Contemporary Children's Literature (co-authored with Clare Bradford, John Stephens and Robyn McCallum) published by Palgrave Macmillan, 2008. She is currently working on a sole authored book on representations of gender and sexuality in cultural resources for young people. Kerry is part of an ARC LIEF grant that is developing an online database of full-text resources of early Australian children's literature.
ArticlesAt one point in Victor Hugo’s novel, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, the archdeacon, Claude Frollo, looked up from a book on his table to the edifice of the gothic cathedral, visible from his canon’s cell in the cloister of Notre Dame: “Alas!” he said, “this will kill that” (146). Frollo’s lament, that the book would destroy the edifice, captures the medieval cleric’s anxiety about the way in...Read more