Marnie Campagnaro

She teaches Theory and History of Children’s Literature at the faculty of Educational Sciences at the University of Padua. She has a Ph.D. in Pedagogical Sciences from the same university. Her studies, both in terms of scientific research and didactic activities, focus on literature for children and teenagers. From a historical and critical point of view, she studies the pedagogy of reading, and of literary and iconic education for pre-schoolers and school children. In 2013 she won the competition to host the Ninth Annual International Conference “The Child and the Book” at the University of Padua, an event that involves young researchers from all over the world. In 2017 she was chosen by the European Network of Picturebook Research to curate the 6th International Conference “Home and Lived Spaces in Picturebooks from the 1950s to the present”. She has held various lectures as a visiting professor and invited lecturer at the Anglia Ruskin University of Cambridge (UK), at the Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (Norway) and at the Universitat Autònoma del Barcelona (Spain).  She has been chosen to participate in national and international conventions as an invited speaker. Since 2013 she has been a member of the International Steering Committee “The Child and the Book”. In 2016 she was part of the Board of Directors of the International Research Society for Children’s literature IRSCL Awards Review Committee. Her recent publications include: Bruno Munari’s Visual Mapping of the City of Milan. A Historical Analysis of the Picturebook Nella nebbia di Milano (in N. Goga, B. Kümmerling-Meibauer (eds.), Maps and Mapping in Children’s Literature (John Benjamins, 2017), The Function of Play in Bruno Munari’s Children’s Books (Research in Pedagogy and Didactics, 2016), La Grande Guerra raccontata ai ragazzi (Donzelli, 2015), Le terre della fantasia (Donzelli, 2014), Lezioni impertinenti (Corraini, 2014), Incanto e racconto nel labirinto delle figure. Albi illustrati e relazioni educative (with Marco Dallari, Erickson, 2013).