CFPs for the New Year
CFPs

CFPs for the New Year

By: Swampish
Resolve to be productive in 2014! Here are some children’s/young adult literature and culture related Calls for Papers with deadlines in the new year. If there are others you know of, feel free to say so in the comments. Continue reading

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Recess Reboot: Helen Levitt’s Children
Local / Recess

Recess Reboot: Helen Levitt’s Children

By: John Cech
Four girls are walking down the sidewalk, their backs to us. It is summer, and they are dressed in shorts and sundresses. It’s a gritty, stained street. Three of the girls are black, and one is white, but they are comfortably strolling together, all intently looking over their left shoulders at something that is barely visible Continue reading

The Male Gaze in Beautiful Creatures
Books / Reviews

The Male Gaze in Beautiful Creatures

By: Kristen Gregory
In Beautiful Creatures (2009), Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl make the unusual decision to narrate the romantic plot through the male point of view. Instead of being inside the head of a teenage girl, the reader views the narrative through the eyes of Ethan, a sixteen-year-old boy. At first, I welcomed this shift in perspective because I anticipated that it would be a refreshing change from the traditional… Continue reading

About Swampish!
About

About Swampish!

Welcome to Swampish, the blog of the University of Florida’s Center for Children’s Literature and Culture. The Center is devoted to the exploration of children’s literature and culture through critical and creative investigations, symposia, seminars, and the development of innovative ways to make the interdisciplinary research and concerns of our members available to the general public. Continue reading