Vanessa Joosen

This project is led by Vanessa Joosen, professor of English literature and children’s literature.

Emma-Louise Silva

Emma-Louise Silva is a postdoctoral researcher. She is conducting research on story analysis by means of cognitive narratology.

Frauke Pauwels

Frauke Pauwels is a postdoctoral researcher. She studies the impact of age in adaptations of children’s books in the corpus.

Lindsey Geybels

Lindsey Geybels is a PhD student. She researches the impact of the age of the target audience by means of digital methods and story analyses.

Leander Duthoy

LeaLeander Duthoy is a PhD student. He analyses the impact of the age of readers by interviewing people of different ages.

Wouter Haverals

The postdoctoral researcher Wouter Haverals joined us for a year to set up the digital analyses.

Michelle Anya Anjirbag

Michelle Anya Anjirbag completed her PhD at the University of Cambridge and joined for six months the CAFYR project as a postdoctoral researcher, where she does research on film adaptations.

Many thanks to

all who supported CAFYR: Lore De Greve (research assistant), Lien Goris (research assistant), Loren Verreyen, Olga van der Burgh, students of the courses Digital Text Analysis (2018-19), Constructing Age (2019-20) and Children’s Literature (2019-20), all interns (Marloes Van Damme, Sofie Verbiest, Emily Mariën, Ceylan Kuluclu, Zoë Sierens, Silke Van Beem, Jozefien Janssens, Lilith Khandakaryan, Shi En Miao, Jessica Van Tendeloo, Miet Baelen, Cédrique Caethoven, Nathan Borms, Lotte Huyge, Inge Wijns, Yaren Su Aydin, Nuray Tuhran, Mariska van den Hove, Betül Gaye Dinç, Devon Lea Arthur, Sadia Zafrin Lea, Eva Roels) and all volunteers who edited Dutch and English texts.


Our research is funded by means of a European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant.

The projects is running from 2018 to 2024.