Dr Lindsay Myers

PhD, MA, BA

Contact Details

Lecturer Above The Bar
Dept. of Italian
Room 315
Arts Millennium Building
NUI Galway

T: Ext. 2396
E: lindsay.myers@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

I am a lecturer in Italian and Children's Studies at NUI Galway. I am the Director of the BA Connect with Children's Studies and Chairperson of the Board of Management for Galway Steiner National School, Knocknacarra. I believe that creativity, self-confidence and an ability to engage in critical thinking are the most important skills that we can cultivate in our young people and it is my mission to foster these as best I can in my teaching, research and community involvement. I am a firm supporter of the Arts in education and my own research  focuses on comparative children's literature and film, creativity and pedagogy.

Research Interests

  • 20th Century European Children's Literature.
  • Italian Children's Literature and Culture.
  • The Child in Film
  • Fantasy Literature for Children and young Adults
  • Creativity in Education
  • Waldorf Steiner Education
  • Italian Culture and National Identity

Research Projects

  Project Start Date End Date
MF MINOR ITALIAN FANTASY FOR CHILDREN L MYERS 01-OCT-05 31-OCT-06
MF2003 MF20 03 M LINDSAY MYERS 05-DEC-03 05-DEC-04

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2012) '“Whose Fear Is It Anyway?: Moral Panics and ‘Stranger Danger’ in Henry Selick’s Coraline'
Myers, L. (2012) '“Whose Fear Is It Anyway?: Moral Panics and ‘Stranger Danger’ in Henry Selick’s Coraline'. Lion And The Unicorn, 36 (3):245-257 [Details]
(2008) 'Meo's Fists - Fighting For or Against Fascism? The Subversive Nature of Text and Image in Giovanni Bertinetti's I pugni di Meo'
Myers, L (2008) 'Meo's Fists - Fighting For or Against Fascism? The Subversive Nature of Text and Image in Giovanni Bertinetti's I pugni di Meo'. International Research In Childrens Literature, 1 :1-15 [DOI] [Details]
(2008) 'Roberto Innocenti - HCA Illustrator Medallist'
Myers, L. (2008) 'Roberto Innocenti - HCA Illustrator Medallist'. Bookbird, 46 (4):30-37 [Details]
(2007) 'Io Nano e Cuore di Ciccia -Pinocchiate alternative'
Myers, L. (2007) 'Io Nano e Cuore di Ciccia -Pinocchiate alternative'. LG Argomenti, 4 [Details]
(2005) 'La Letteratura per l'infanzia in Irlanda: una panoramica'
Myers, L. (2005) 'La Letteratura per l'infanzia in Irlanda: una panoramica'. LG Argomenti, 4 :47-55 [Details]

Books

  Year Publication
(2011) ’Making the Italians’: Poetics and Politics of Italian Children’s Fantasy.
Myers, L. (2011) ’Making the Italians’: Poetics and Politics of Italian Children’s Fantasy. Bern: Peter Lang. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2016) '‘Flying the Flag’: Artuto Rossato’s First World War Fantasy Novel L’Aeroplano di Girandolino'
Lindsay Myers (2016) '‘Flying the Flag’: Artuto Rossato’s First World War Fantasy Novel L’Aeroplano di Girandolino' In: Children's Literature and Culture of the First World War. London: Routledge. [Details]
(2007) 'Maternal Shadows - Nature, Femininity and Identity in the Poetry of Antonia Pozzi                       '
Lindsay Myers (2007) 'Maternal Shadows - Nature, Femininity and Identity in the Poetry of Antonia Pozzi                       ' In: In corpore: (im) material bodies in Italy, from the Middle Ages to the present day. Madison: Farleigh Dickinson Press. [Details]
(2006) 'The Ants go Marching In: Ant fascism from Ciondolino to Antz'
Lindsay Myers (2006) 'The Ants go Marching In: Ant fascism from Ciondolino to Antz' In: Divided Worlds: Studies in Children's Literature. Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]
(2005) 'Writing the Past, Righting the Future: The Community Fantasy in Italian Children's Literature'
Myers, L. (2005) 'Writing the Past, Righting the Future: The Community Fantasy in Italian Children's Literature' In: Children's Literature Global and Local: Social and Aesthetic Perspectives. Kristiansand: Hoyskoleforlaget AS - Norwegian Academic Press. [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
(2002) '' Pinocchio- A Classic among Classics''
Myers, L (2002) '' Pinocchio- A Classic among Classics'' Inis, 3 :25-28. [Details]
(2002) '' Pinocchio- A Classic among Classics''
Myers, L (2002) '' Pinocchio- A Classic among Classics'' Inis, 3 :25-28. [Details]
(2004) '' A Guided Tour of Italian Children's Literature''
Myers, L (2004) '' A Guided Tour of Italian Children's Literature'' Inis, 8 :6-9. [Details]
(2007) ''Sara Fanelli’'
Myers, L (2007) ''Sara Fanelli’' Inis, 20 :20-24. [Details]
(2012) ''Fantasy - un genere italiano?''
Myers, L (2012) ''Fantasy - un genere italiano?'' Liber, 96 :39-42. [Details]
(2012) ''Making the Italians. Poetica e politica nella fantasy italiana per ragazzi''
Myers, L (2012) ''Making the Italians. Poetica e politica nella fantasy italiana per ragazzi'' Hamelin, 31 :102-113. [Details]

Other Item

  Year Publication
(2005) Bibliographical entries. The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature London.
Myers, L. (2005) Bibliographical entries. The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature London. Other Item [Details]

Teaching Interests

My teaching interests include nineteenth and twentieth-century children's literature and film, fantasy literature and fairytales, children's literature in translation, twentieth-century italian children's literature and society, twentieth-century Italian literature, Italian language from beginners to Advanced and translation techniques. I  also teach courses on designing creative workshops for young children and on children's play as part of the BA with Children's Studies.