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Lorraine Kerslake Young


Field of study:  English Philology 

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Lorraine Kerslake Young



Lorraine Kerslake is doctor in children’s literature and ecocriticism. She has graduated in English and French Philology, and she has a Master of Translation and Interpreting studies at the University of Alicante, where she gives language and English literature classes.

She has worked as translator of literary critic, poetry and arts critic, and participated in international conferences, and published articles and reviews on children’s literature and ecocriticism in academic reviews. In 2013, she co-edited a special issue of the review Feminismo/s (CEM) on Ecofeminism: Women and Nature. She is an active member of the ecocriticism group GIECO.   

Lines of research

  • Ecocriticism
  • Ecofeminism
  • Children’s Literature
  • Representation of Animals in Literature and the Arts 

Most recent publications

  • From Aesop to Wonderland: raising ecocritical awareness through talking animals in children’s literature’ en Transatlantic Landscapes: Environmental Awareness, Literature and the Arts (2016)
  • Pensando como una montaña: un reencuentro con caperucita y el lobo’ en Realidad y Simbología de la Montaña (2012)
  • What can Ecocriticism Learn from Children’s Literature and Talking Animals?’ en Los Caminos de La Lengua (2010)
  • Anthropomorphism: Dressed and Undressed in Beatrix Potter’s Rhymes and Riddles’ in Poetry and Childhood (2010).  

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