Patricia Anne (Pat)
D.o.b. 26th July, 1933, Deal, Kent, England
Married to Dr Henry Pinsent (retired lecturer, University of London) One daughter, one son, six grandchildren.
Mailing address: University of Roehampton, Roehampton Lane, London SW15 5PJ. Email PatPinsent@aol.com.
- Ph.D University of Surrey, 1999;
- MA (by thesis- equivalent now to M.Phil.) University of London, 1965;
- BA University of London (First Class honors in English, studied by correspondence),1963;
- B.Sc University of London (honors in Mathematics), 1954;
- Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) University of London (Distinction in Theoretical Component), 1955;
- Diploma in Religious Studies (with Merit), 1975, University of London.
- Secondary School Teacher of Maths (1955-6) & part-time Technical College Lecturer in Maths(1958-9); Secondary school teacher and part-time technical college teacher of English (1967)
- Part-time Tutor for Civil Service Correspondence College, 1965-7
- Part-time Tutor with the Open University on various Arts Courses, 1974-1984
- Principal Lecturer in English Department (at what is now Roehampton University) 1967-1998
- Senior Research Fellow, Roehampton University, 1998 - . (Current teaching commitment: MA Childrens Literature teaching and dissertation supervision, including Distance Learning mode which I compiled and inaugurated; PhD supervision)
Books (in reverse chronological order)
- East meets West in Childrens Literature (edited by me, and also including Exoticism and Evangelism: Mrs Sherwood and Others), Lichfield: Pied Piper Publishing, 2005 (0 9546384 6 8)
- Books and Boundaries: Writers and Their Audiences (edited by me)Lichfield: Piper Piper Publishing, 2004. (0 9546384 3 3)
- The Big Issues: Proceedings from the 7th IBBY/MA Conference (edited by me; I also wrote Introduction and The Depiction of Elderly Characters in Recent Childrens Fiction) Published by National Centre for Research in Childrens Literature (1-902743-42X), 2001
- Making Liturgy (ed. with D.McEwan, I.Pratt & V.Seddon), published by Canterbury Press, Norwich, 2001 (1-85311-440-5)
- Pop Fiction: Proceedings from the 5th British IBBY Conference (edited by me; I also wrote Introduction, pp.vii-x and Reading for Life: Boys and Magazines, pp.103-124.) Published by the National Centre for Research in Childrens Literature, Roehampton (1-902743-14-8), 1999
- Childrens Literature and the Politics of Equality, published simultaneously by David Fulton Publishers, London (1-85346-425-2) and Teachers College Press, Columbia, New York (0-8077-3680-5), 1997 (Sole authorship)
- The Power of the Page (edited by me; I also wrote the Introduction and Such agreeable friends: children and animal literature) Published by David Fulton Publishers, London (1-85346-234-9), 1993
- Language, Culture and Young Children (edited by me; I also wrote the Introduction and Selecting Literature for Young Children) Published by David Fulton Publishers, London (1-85346-184-9) 1992
- Children with Literacy Difficulties (edited by me; I also wrote the Introduction and Assessing the Problem) Published by David Fulton Publishers, London (1-85346-140-7) 1990
- Spotlight on Spelling (edited by me; I also wrote the Introduction and An Analysis of the Spelling Errors of a Small Group of Undergraduates Reading English) Published by ABAcademic, Bicester (0-907360-13-0) 1989
Articles and Chapters (since 1994, in reverse chronological order)
1. Two chapters (The Varieties of British Protestant Childrens Fiction: Severe Moralising versus Fliughts of Fancy, and British Catholic Childrens Fiction between Vatican I and Vatican II) in Religion, Childrens Literature and Modernity in Western Europe, 1750-2000, edited Jan de Maeyer, Hans-Heine Ewers, Rita Ghesquiere, Michel Manson, Pat Pinsent & Patricia Quaghebeur, Leuven :University Press (90 5867 497 5), 2005.
2. Unlikely Allies: Philip Pullman and the Feminist Theologians, in His Dark Materials Illuminated: Critical essays on Philip Pullmans Trilogy, edited Millicent Lenz with Carole Scott, Detroit: Wayne State University Press (0 8143 3207 2), 2005.
3. The Forests of the Future: the uses of fantasy in Peter Dickinsons Eva and The Ropemaker, in Childrens Fantasy Fiction: Debates for the 21st Century, edited by Nickianne Moody & Clare Horrocks, Liverpool: Association for Research in Popular Fictions, John Moores University (0 9549829 0 8), 2005.
4. Not for an Age but for All Time: The Depiction of Shakespeare in a selection of Childrens Fiction in New Review of Childrens Literature and Librarianship, vol 10, no.2, November 2004.
5. Crone or Alien: The Image of the Grandmother in some recent Picture Books and Illustrated Texts, in New Review of Childrens Literature and Librarianship, vol.9, 2003 .
6. Three chapters (Theories of Genre and Gender: Change and Continutiy in the School Story; Postmodernism, New Historicism and Migration: New Historical Novels; Language, Genres and Issues: The Socially ommitted Novel) in Modern Childrens Literature: An Introduction edited by Kim Reynolds, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004 (1-4039-1611-X)
7. Introduction to the Teachers Pack for the National Theatre production of Philip Pullmans His Dark Materials (On National Theatre Website, in collaboration with Kim Reynolds and Nikki Gamble)
8. Catholic Childrens Fiction between 1870 and 1965 in the journal of the Childrens Books History Society, No 76, July 2003
9. Into the Trees: Journeys into the Future in Peter Dickinsons Eva. In Foundation: the InternationalReview of science fiction Vol 32, no. 88, Summer 2003
10. The Education of a Wizard, in The Ivory Tower and Harry Potter, edited by Lana Whited, University of Missouri Press, 2002
11. Narnia: An Affirmative Vision, in Papers, vol.12, no.1, April 2002
12. Fate and Fortune in a Modern Fairy Tale: Louis Sachars Holes in Childrens Literature in Education, vol.33, no.3, September 2002
13. Bone and Blood a slave: The contsruct of the slave and slavery in historical novels for children, in The New Review of Childrens Literature and Librarianship, 2002.
14. `Religious Mystery and Childrens Literature in (ed.) A.Gavin & C.Routledge, Childrens Tales of Mystery and Imagination, Macmillan, 2001 (1-333-91889-9)
15. Some Reflections of Millenarianism in Seventeenth Century Literature in (ed.) S.Porter, M.Hayes & D.Tombs, Faith in the Millennium, Sheffield Academic Press, 2001 (1-84127-092-X)
16. Can I take the MA in Japan?: Writing Distance Learning Material on Childrens Literature in Recent Developments in Teaching and Learning, vols. 2 & 3, (ed.) V.DAndrea, in conjunction with Roehampton Educational Development Centre, 2001.
17. After Fagin: Jewishness and Childrens Literature, pp.311-328, in (ed.) S.Porter & B. Pearson, Christian-Jewish Relations throughout the Centuries, Sheffield Academic Press, (1-84127-090-3), 2000
18. ` He is not here(Luke 24,6): Christs Resurrection in seventeenth century English poetry, in (ed.) Stanley Porter, M.Hayes & D.Tombs, Resurrection, Sheffield Academic Press, 1999
19. `From Tyke Tiler to Harry Potter: Recent Variations on the School Theme, in School Stories from Bunter to Buckeridge, ed. N.Tucker, NCRCL, 1999
20. ` My Joy, my Love, my Heart: Sexuality and the poems of George Herbert, pp.135-144 in (ed.) M.Hayes, W.Porter & D.Tombs, Religion and Sexuality, Sheffield Academic Press (1-85075-947-2), 1998
21. `From Copying to Creation, pp.1-6 in (ed.) J.Graham and A.Kelly, Writing Under Control, David Fulton Publishers,1998 (2nd edition 2003)
22. `A Brief Historical Survey, in (ed.) Susan Hancock, A Guide to Childrens Reference Books, Alderhot:Ashgate, 1998
23. ` The wonderful storyteller: Enid Blytons Bible Stories, Enid Blyton: A Celebration and Reappraisal, NCRCL Papers 2, 1997
24. Contribution to (ed.) J.Graham and A.Kelly, Reading Under Control, David Fulton Publishers, 1997
25. Race and Ideology in textbooks in Paradigm, no.22, May 1997
26. The Image of Christ in the writings of two seventeenth century English country parsons: George Herbert and Thomas Traherne, in Images of Christ, Ancient and Modern, ed. S.Porter, M.Hayes and D.Tombs, Sheffield Academic Press, 1997
27. `Lessons in Love: Girls Magazines in the 1990s, in (ed.) K.Reynolds, Teenage Girls and Their Magazines NCRCL Papers 1, pp. 6-25, 1997
28. Race and Feminism in some recent childrens books, in Feminist Theology, no.13,Sept.1996
29. Information Books, in (ed.) K.Reynolds, Young Peoples Reading at the End of the Century, NCRCL, 1996
30. Religious Persuasion and the Language of Poetry, in The Nature of Religious Language, ed. S.Porter, Sheffield Academic Press, 1996
31. Teaching your child to read: A critique of some recently published material in Reading, vol..30, no.1, April 1996
32. Religious Verse of English Recusant Poets, Recusant History, vol.22 Part 4, Oct 1995
33. We speak English in this school:the experience of immigrant children as depicted in some recent fiction, in Researching Childrens Literature: A Coming of Age, ed. N.Broadbent et al., LSU Publications, 1994
34. Children and Information Books, in (ed.) K.Reynolds, Contemporary Juvenile Reading Habits, NCRCL, 1994
This list does not include about 20 articles published before 1993 and several minor subsequent pieces such as short contributions to (ed.) V.Watson, Guide to Childrens Books in English (OUP, 2001) and (ed.) M.Hawkins-Dady, Readers Guide to Literature in English (Fitzroy Dearborn, 1996). Reviews are also omitted. It also omits seven volumes of Distance Learning material produced since 1998 for students taking the University of Surrey Roehampton MA in Childrens Literature and three volumes for students taking the Foundation Certificate, An Introduction to Contemporary Childrens Literature.
I also edit two journals, Network (quarterly) and IBBYLink (3 times a year)
Two Chapters (Historical Studies and, with Kim Reynolds, Postgraduate Childrens Literature in the UK) in Teaching the New English: Childrens Literature, edited by Charles Butler, to be published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2005
Editing and contributing to Twentieth Century Forgotten Authors (working title) to be published in 2006 by Pied Piper Publishing.
Editing and contributing to No Child is an Island: Childrens Literature in Translation, to be published by Pied Piper Publishing in 2006.