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Inaugural ISSCL Award Announced

The ISSCL is delighted to announce the introduction of its biennial award for an outstanding Master’s thesis relating to children’s literature. The inaugural award is open to current members of the ISSCL who submitted a Master’s Thesis on children’s literature to a third-level institution in Ireland or Northern Ireland within the academic years 2013-14 or 2014-15. Applications can be made in English or Irish.

Further information is available in the ‘ISSCL Award’ section of the website.

Children’s Literature Association Honor Book Award

The ISSCL is delighted to announce that the 6th volume in its Studies in Children’s Literature series, Children’s Literature on the Move: Nations, Translations, Migrations, edited by Beth Rodgers and Nora Maguire and published by Four Courts Press, has been awarded an Honor Book prize in the Children’s Literature Association’s Edited Book Awards.

The Edited Book Award is given annually by the Children’s Literature Association to recognize the contributions of an outstanding edited collection of essays to children’s literature history, scholarship, and criticism (

Congratulations to Nora, Beth, all the contributors and the team at Four Courts!


The purpose of the Irish Society for the Study of Children’s Literature is to promote academic research into children’s literature. Membership is open to scholars from Ireland and other countries, and to researchers at all career stages, including postgraduate students. We welcome members from a wide range of disciplines, including literature, history, education, psychology, sociology, women’s studies, and fine arts. We seek to foster a multi-disciplinary approach to the study of children’s literature.  Our committee is elected every two years and you can read our constitution here
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