Literature & Media Posts

  • Challenge – Archival. Difficulty – Hard.
    Transformers Fall of Cybertron The recent delisting of Spec Ops: the Line (Yager 2012) has brought renewed attention to the need for archival in video games. What I would like to add to the conversation is to shed light on some examples of the current issues regarding game preservation and access as these challenges are… Continue reading Challenge – Archival. Difficulty – Hard.
  • Exploring Magic and Wonder: A Look at Recently Published Irish Children’s Picture Books and Graphic Novels
    Children’s literature has the incredible power to transport young readers to far-off lands, spark their imaginations, and foster a love for storytelling. In this blog post, we’ll dive into the world of Irish children’s literature, focusing on recently published picture books and graphic novels that offer a glimpse into the magic and wonder of Ireland. These works, whether produced by Irish publishing houses or created by Irish authors and illustrators, provide captivating tales that capture the spirit of the Emerald Isle.
  • Nurturing Identity Through Pages of Heritage: The Significance of Irish Literature for Irish Children
    rish literature, with its rich tapestry of myths, legends, and tales, plays a pivotal role in shaping the identity of Irish children. A nation’s literature is a mirror reflecting its history, values, and cultural identity. For the children of Ireland, literature serves as a powerful tool that not only entertains and educates but also helps construct their sense of self within the broader context of their heritage. In this blog post, we delve into the historical events that have shaped Irish literature and explore the sociological theories underpinning childhood identity development to understand the profound importance of Irish literature in nurturing a strong sense of identity among Irish children.
  • Animated Films
    Short and Sweet: A Selection of Short Animated Films suitable for Intergenerational Audiences. “The following film reviews and lesson plans were prepared by some of the students attending the course on International Children’s Film, taught by Dr. Justyna Deszcz-Tryhubczak (Institute of English Studies, University of Wrocław, Poland and a member of the Children’s Literature team… Continue reading Animated Films
  • Exploring the Enduring Impact of Siobhan Dowd on Irish Children’s Literature
    Siobhan Dowd, an Irish writer with a profound passion for storytelling, left an indelible mark on the world of children’s literature. Through her captivating narratives and thought-provoking themes, Dowd managed to capture the hearts and minds of readers young and old. In this exploration, we delve into the life, works, and legacy of Siobhan Dowd, tracing the impact she has had on Irish children’s literature.
  • Collecting Childhood
    ˇ We are delighted to announce that our research project, #Collecting Childhood is now LIVE! In collaboration with (School of English, TCD/ Museum of Childhood Ireland) and funded by the Irish Research Council, Collecting Childhood brings together children, academic researchers, museum staff, curators, librarians, creative practitioners and community stakeholders in order to generate new insights… Continue reading Collecting Childhood
  • International Children’s Authors: Literature Lessons from Around the World 
    by Edgar Debel Books are influential, no matter what age we read them at. They help us to learn new skills, teach us knowledge previously undiscovered and enable us to dive into hidden literary worlds. Depending on our age and experiences, the same book can have a completely different effect on us. Maybe we discover… Continue reading International Children’s Authors: Literature Lessons from Around the World 
  • Ukrainian Language Children’s books
    A selection of Ukrainian language Children’s books courtesy of the Museum of Childhood Ireland are now available to borrow at the Robert Emmet CDP, Dublin and the Lexicon Library, Dún Laoghaire.
  • 12 Irish Children’s Literature Authors
    As the festive season is upon us once again, we face the reality of having to brave the cold Irish winter to buy our loved ones their Christmas gifts. Considering this, I have put together a list of 12 Irish Children’s Literature authors to guide you in your book-buying frenzy this year. Though many of… Continue reading 12 Irish Children’s Literature Authors
  • Nancy Drew at 90
    UPDATE MAY 10TH 2022. EXHIBITION NOW ON AT BANK OF IRELAND, DÚNLAOGHAIRE. Our Nancy Drew at 90 Exhibition was scheduled for our small pop-up space in Dún Laoghaire, courtesy of Bank of Ireland, from today, World Book and Copyright Day, 23rd April 2020. However with Covid-19 restrictions in place we’re launching online instead. #worldbookday2020 #worldbookandcopyrightday… Continue reading Nancy Drew at 90
  • Marginalia & The Pollard Collection of Children’s Books
    An Interview with Tony Flynn Tony Flynn is a Ph.D. candidate researching marginalia and inscriptions left by early 20th Century child readers in the Pollard Collection of Children’s Books at Trinity College Dublin. He has previously written articles and reviews for Books Ireland and Inis Magazine, among others. He works as Facilities Coordinator at MoLI.… Continue reading Marginalia & The Pollard Collection of Children’s Books
  • Children’s Literature by Children?
    Blog December 2021: Children’s literature is usually associated with texts written for and about children by adults. Yet a number of scholars studying children’s literature are beginning to explore theoretical and practical possibilities of recognizing and respecting children as creators of children’s culture, including abundant texts created by them. This appreciation is especially timely as… Continue reading Children’s Literature by Children?
  • Childhood: What Books Taught Me
    Heritage and Education: Learning from our Heritage “Engaging with our shared heritage – in Ireland and across Europe – presents a rich source for learning, and an opportunity to rediscover and reconnect with the knowledge, traditions and skills of our ancestors.” Exploring the role of literature and children, the passing on of knowledge and learning,… Continue reading Childhood: What Books Taught Me