Dr Jane Sunderland

Honorary Reader, Honorary

Research Interests

Gender, language and discourse; Harry Potter and children's (especially boys') literacies; language and gender in African contexts; the representation of gender and sexuality in children's picturebooks and in language textbooks; gender and sexuality in the language classroom.

Rather differently: (a) doctoral co-supervision practices, (b) stage adaptations of novels.

Selected Publications

The linguistic, visual and multimodal representation of two-Mum and two-Dad families in children’s picturebooks
Sunderland, J., Mcglashan, M. 2012 In: Language and Literature. 21, 2, p. 189-210. 22 p.
Journal article

Language, gender and children's fiction
Sunderland, J. 2010 Continuum. 259 p.

“Brown Sugar”: the textual construction of femininity in two “tiny texts”
Sunderland, J. 2012 In: Gender and Language. 6, 1, p. 105–129. 25 p.
Journal article

Looking at picturebook covers multimodally: the case of two-mum and two-dad picturebooks
Sunderland, J., Mcglashan, M. 11/2013 In: Visual Communication. 12, 4, p. 473-496. 24 p.
Journal article

  • Centre for Gender and Women's Studies
  • Centre for Transcultural Writing and Research