Mr David

Mr David Beagley

Lecturer, Children's Literature and Literacy

College of Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce

Education

Department of Education

Room 3.16c Education, Bendigo

Qualifications

B.A. (Hons) Monash, Dip.Ed. Monash, B.Ed. (Libr.) GIAE-Monash, M.Ed. La Trobe

Role

Academic

Membership of professional associations

ACLAR - Australian Children's Literature Association for Research

Area of study

English

Brief profile

David Beagley is Lecturer in Children's Literature and Literacy at La Trobe University's Bendigo campus, Victoria, Australia, where he teaches units in Genres, History, Australian, and Post-colonial children's literature, and the literature and literacy of Young Adults. He is general editor of the international, open-access journal The Looking Glass: new perspectives on children's literature and is co-convener of the biennial Euphemia Tanner Lecture on children's literature and literacy. He has previously taught English, Literature, History and Drama in secondary schools, and has been a school and university librarian. His research interests include the history of traditional "boys' adventure" stories, especially those involving aircraft, and the future of scholarship in the world of interactive, Web 2.0 technologies.

David's lectures in Genres in Children's Literature, History of Children's Literature and Fiction for Young Adults were posted on iTunes U (part of the iTunes Store) through 2012, and are available for free download from those websites.

Teaching units

Children's Literature

  • Genres in Children's Literature
  • History of Children's Literature
  • Australian Contemporary Children's Literature
  • Post-colonial Literature for Children
  • Fiction for Young Adults
  • Literacy

English (Secondary Teaching Method)

Research Methodology and Information Skills  

Recent publications

 http://arrow.latrobe.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository?query=david+beagley  

Beagley, D. (2015) Challenges, Controversies and Ethics - Moral judgements in children's literature [review]. The Looking Glass: new perspectives on children's literature. Vol. 18, No. 1.

Beagley, D. (2014) Secrets, Lies and the Nature of Truth [review]. The Looking Glass: new perspectives on children's literature. Vol. 17, No. 3.

Beagley, D. (2014) How did Long John Silver lose his leg? [review]. The Looking Glass: new perspectives on children's literature. Vol. 17, No. 2.

Beagley, D. (2013) I read children's literature. FYI. Vol. 17, No. 4.

Beagley, D. (2013) The Conversations of History [review]. The Looking Glass: new perspectives on children's literature. Vol. 17, No. 1.

Beagley, D. (2012) Blurring the Boundaries: the changing i-Discourse of children's literature. The Looking Glass: new perspectives on children's literature. Vol. 16, No. 2.

Beagley, D. (2012) Blockbusters and Bestsellers - Twilight and The Hunger Games. [review], The Looking Glass: new perspectives on children's literature. Vol. 16, No. 2.

Prain, V., Beagley D. & Mayor Cox, S. (2012) Getting real in literature for adolescents: the cases of Cormier, Almond and Hartnett. The Journal of Children's Literature Studies, vol. 8, iss. 3.

Beagley, D. (2012) Over the Rainbow: queer children's and young adult literature. [review], The Looking Glass: new perspectives on children's literature. Vol. 16, No. 1, pp.1-2.

Beagley, D. (2011) Picturing Canada: a history of Candian children's illustrated books and publishing. [review], The Looking Glass: new perspectives on children's literature. Vol. 15, No. 2, pp.1-2.

Beagley, D. (2011) The Moralities in Fairy Tales. [review], The Looking Glass: new perspectives on children's literature. Vol. 15, No. 1, pp.1-2.

Beagley, D. (2010) Open Access and Web 2.0 in the Academy: Changing and Exchanging Scholarship in Children's Literature, International Journal of the Book. Vol. 8 pp.1-9.

Beagley, D. (2010) Bottersnikes and other lost things: a celebration of Australian illustrated children's books [review], The Looking Glass: new perspectives on children's literature. Vol. 14, No. 2, pp.1-2.

Beagley, D. (2010) Children's Literature and Social Change: some case studies from Barbara Hofland to Philip Pullman [review], The Looking Glass: new perspectives on children's literature. Vol. 14, No. 2, pp.3-4.

Beagley, D. (2009) Death, Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Adolescent Literature. [review] Children's Literature Association Quarterly. 34(3).

Beagley, D. (2009) The Crossover Novel: Contemporary children's fiction and its adult readership. [review] The Looking Glass: new perspectives on children's literature. 13(3).

Beagley, D. (2009) Public School Literature, Civic Education and the Politics of Male Adolescence. [review] The Looking Glass: new perspectives on children's literature. 13(3).

Beagley, D. (2009) Alice's Adventures under Ground: a facsimile. [review] The Looking Glass: new perspectives on children's literature. 13(2).

Beagley, D. (2009) The Nineteenth-century Child and Consumer Culture. [review] The Looking Glass: new perspectives on children's literature. 13(1).

Beagley, D. (2008) Canadian children's fantasy - what? where? why? whither? K.V. Johansen’s Beyond Window Dressing? Canadian children's fantasy at the Millennium. [review] The Looking Glass: new perspectives on children’s literature. 12(1).

 

Ongoing publications - editorship

The Looking Glass: new perspectives on children's literature An international, open-access, academic journal in children's literature

Older publications

Beagley, D. (2004) Digital reference services [review] Library Management. 25(8), September 2004.

Beagley, D. (ed.) (2004) Gold and Blue: Freemasonry and community in Bendigo 1854-2004. Bendigo: Holland House.

Beagley, D. (2003) Using the internet to study refugees and asylum seekers. Practically Primary. 8(3), 20-22.