Beckett, Sandra

Faculty of Humanities




Beckett, Sandra

Degrees Granted

PhD, French Literature, University of Manitoba, 1984
MA, French Literature, University of Manitoba, 1978
Honours BA, French and German, Wilfrid Laurier University, 1975

Research Areas
Much of her research is devoted to comparative crossover literature and her most recent book is Crossover Fiction: Global and Historical Perspectives (Routledge, 2009). She has also published extensively on children’s literature and picturebooks, including De grands romanciers écrivent pour les enfants, Beyond Babar:  The European Tradition in Children’s Literature; Transcending Boundaries: Writing for a Dual Audience of Children and Adults; and Reflections of Change: Children’s Literature Since 1945 . Her research on contemporary retellings of fairy tales has produced two books on “Little Red Riding Hood,” titled Recycling Red Riding Hood and Red Riding Hood for All Ages: A Fairy-Tale Icon in Cross-Cultural Contexts. She has published on contemporary French fiction, including three books on Henri Bosco. Other research areas include women’s writing, intertextuality, narratology, and the theory and poetics of children’s literature. She is currently completing an anthology of retellings of “Little Red Riding Hood,” as well as a book on Crossover Picturebooks for Routledge.

Selected List of Publications
Beckett, Sandra L. Crossover Fiction. New York and London: Routledge, 2009. 346 p.
 
Beckett, Sandra L. Red Riding Hood for All Ages: A Fairy-Tale Icon in Cross-Cultural Contexts. Detroit: Wayne Statue University Press, 2008. 244 p.
 
Beckett, Sandra L., and Maria Nikolajeva, eds. Beyond Babar: The European Tradition in Children’s Literature. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2006.
322 p.
 
Beckett, Sandra L. Recycling Red Riding Hood . New York and London: Routledge, 2002. 336 p.
 
Beckett, Sandra L., ed. Transcending Boundaries: Writing for a Dual Audience of Children and Adults. New York and London: Garland, 1999. 278 p.
 
Beckett, Sandra L. De grands romanciers écrivent pour les enfants. Montréal: Les Presses de l’Université de Montréal; Grenoble: Éditions littéraires et linguistiques de l’université de Grenoble, 1997. 317 p.
 
Beckett, Sandra L., ed. Reflections of Change: Children’s Literature Since 1945. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1997. 203 p.
 
Beckett, Sandra L. Voies et voix narratives dans l’oeuvre romanesque de Henri Bosco . Toronto: Éditions du GREF, 1996. 300 p.
 
Beckett, Sandra L., Leslie Boldt-Irons, and Alain Baudot, eds. Exilés, marginaux et parias dans les littératures francophones. Actes du Colloque International, Brock University, October 1992. Collection Dont actes 12. Toronto: Éditions du GREF, 1994. 331 p.
 
Beckett, Sandra L. Les Reflets, les échos et les ombres chez Henri Bosco: une étude du double obscur. Lewiston; Queenston; Lampeter: Les Presses Mellen du Monde Francophone, 1993. 183 p.
 
Beckett, Sandra L. 1988. La Quête spirituelle chez Henri Bosco . Paris: José Corti. 444 p.

Selected List of Courses Taught at Brock
  • FREN 1F90 Intermediate French
  • FREN 2P44 Children’s Literature in French: The Picture Book and Beyond
  • FREN 3P44 Children’s Literature in French: Beyond the Picture Book
  • FREN 3P53 Twentieth-Century French Literature to 1935
  • FREN 4P55 Twentieth-Century French Literature from 1935 to 1970
  • FREN 4P56 French Literature after 1970
  • FREN 4P96 Critical Theory and Methodology
  • PCUL 5P65 Recycling Fairy Tales in Contemporary Literature, Film, and Other Media

 

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