Peer-Reviewed Publications

Books

Dillon, J. and Spencer, E. (eds). (2022). Family in Children's and Young Adult Literature. New York: Routledge. (forthcoming).  

 

Journal Articles

Dillon, J. (2022). ‘(Re)Imagining Girlhood: The Artistic Evolution of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland in the 21st Century’, Special Issue ‘Conceptions of Girlhood Now and Then: Girls’ Literature and Beyond’ in Barnboken: Journal of Children’s Literature Research. (forthcoming).  

Dillon, J. (2021). 'Examining the Bleeding Body in Wonderland', The Irish Society for the Study of Children's Literature Blog. 

Dillon, J. (2020). Quarantine Comfort Reads: Coraline, Children’s Literature Association International Committee Blog.

Dillon, J. (2019). ‘The Disney Effect: How Film Adaptations Reinforce Social Norms’, RTE Brainstorm. 

Dillon, J. (2019). ‘Exploring Female Identity in Carroll’s Wonderland and Barrie’s the Neverland’ in GLARE (Exploring Gender in Children’s Literature from a Cognitive Corpus Stylistic Perspective) Project funded by the European Commission within Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions, University of Birmingham. 

Dillon, J. (2018). ‘Curiouser and Curiouser: Deconstructing the Fantastic within Victorian Children’s Fiction’ in The British Fantasy Society Journal, Issue 18, p. 35 – 44. 

Dillon, J. (2017). ‘Blessed Are The Meek: Atwood’s Desire for Female Autonomy in The Handmaid’s Tale’ in Fantastika Journal, Issue 2, p.213 – 216. 

Dillon, J. (2017). ‘The Politics of the Female Body in Louise O’ Neill’s Asking For It’ in In(visible) Lines Sibéal Journal, p.21 – 31.

Dillon, J. (2017). ‘Cinematic Discourse: Deconstructing Modes of Gender and Time in James Bobin’s Alice Through The Looking Glass’in Fantastika Journal, Issue 1, p.164 – 167. 

Book Chapters 

Dillon, J. (2019). ‘Reimagining Alice through the Intertextual Realm of Children’s Film’ in Casie Hermansson and Janet Zepernick (eds), The Palgrave Handbook of Children’s Film and Television, London: Palgrave Macmillan, p.131-146.

Dillon, J. (2018). ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’. In Kevin Morrison (ed), The Companion to Victorian Popular Fiction, McFarland & Co. Inc., Publishing, p.7-8 (encyclopaedia entry).

Book Reviews

Dillon, J. (2021). Escape Review, Inis Magazine, Issue 63, Children’s Books Ireland.

Dillon, J. (2021). Filming the Children’s Book: Adapting Metapicture Review, International Research Society for Children’s Literature. (in progress). 

Dillon, J. (2021). The Ravenmaster’s Boy Review, Paper Laterns Journal. 

Dillon, J. (2021). Climate Action Review, Inis Magazine, Children’s Books Ireland.

Dillon, J. (2020). The Secret Lives of Mermaids Review, Inis Magazine, Children’s Books Ireland.

Dillon, J. (2020). Fashioning Alice: The Career of Lewis Carroll’s Icon, 1860 – 1901 Review, International Research Society for Children’s Literature. 

Dillon, J. (2019). Girls on Fire: Transformative Heroines in Young Adult Dystopian Literature Review, International Research Society for Children’s Literature.

 

 

 

 

Dillon, J. (2019). ‘Exploring Female Identity in Carroll’s Wonderland and Barrie’s the Neverland’ in GLARE (Exploring Gender in Children’s Literature from a Cognitive Corpus Stylistic Perspective) Project funded by the European Commission within Marie Sklodowska- Curie Actions, University of Birmingham.

Jade was invited to write an online article for the GLARE project (Exploring Gender in Children’s Literature from a Cognitive Corpus Stylistic Perspective) which is funded by the European Commission within the Marie Sklodowska-Curie actions. This is a highly reputable project run by Professor Michaela Mahlberg (the principal investigator) and Anna Cermakova (the project fellow). This publication is important because it focuses on the diverse and problematic body symbolism that are presented to readers in Lewis Carroll’s Alice books and Peter Pan and Wendy by J. M. Barrie. She interprets Carroll’s Alice and her growing and getting small within the context of the Victorian female ideal of a petite woman. She also examines the contrasting female characters in Peter Pan and Wendy: Wendy, the kind motherly figure, and mermaids, the playful, seductive and dangerous other worldly females. 

This post can be found on the GLARE website

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