Kanatsouli Melpomeni, Professor

Kanatsouli Melpomeni, Professor, Dept. of Early Childhood Education, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
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Dr. Meni Kanatsouli was a Professor at the University of Athens (Greece) and now at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, where she teaches children's literature. She has published a number of studies and articles in scientific journals (Children’s Literature Association-Quarterly, Bookbird, Children's Literature, La joie par les livres), collective volumes as well as papers in proceedings of various conferences. She is the author of many books (published in Greek) such as The Long Walk of Laughter. Humor in Children’s Literature (1993), Introduction to the Theory and Criticism of Children’s Literature (1997, 2002), Women in Children’s Literature: Aspects and Opinions (1997), Ideological Dimensions of Children’s Literature (2000), The Ambivalence of Children’s Literature: Between Greekness and Multiculturalism (2002), The hero and the heroine with a thousand faces. New aspects about gender in Children's Literature (2008). She has been also co-author of the Folktales from Greece. A Treasure of Deligths (2002, Libraries Unlimited, in English). She is co-editor of the books TEPAE. Modern Pedagogical Approaches to Preschool Education (2010) and Modern Young Adult Literature (2010). She has participated in three European Projects: Only Connect Project, European Picture Book Collection and Α.L.I.C.E. / Adults Learning for Intergenerational Creative Experiences. She is of the state award committee for children’s books in Greece and Cyprus. Her last research deals with the issue of the Greek identity and its relationship to multiculturalism in Greek children’s books as well as with the gender in literary texts.
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