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Writings About DWJ and her works: a critical bibliography

Reviews for DWJ's books aren't here; they are linked from the pages of the books being reviewed.


Ang, Susan. "Dogmata, Catastrophe, and the Renaissance of Fantasy in Diana Wynne Jones." The Lion and the Unicorn 34, no. 3 (2010): 284-302.
Attebery, Brian. "Introduction: A Special Issue for a More Than Special Writer." Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts. 21, no. 2 (2010).
---, Brian. Strategies of Fantasy. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 1992.
Winner of the 1993 Mythopoeic Scholarship Award for Myth and Fantasy Studies.
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Butler, Charles. Four British Fantasists: the Children's Fantasy Fiction of Penelope Lively, Alan Garner, Diana Wynne Jones, and Susan Cooper. Methuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 2006
---. "Interview with Diana Wynne Jones." in Teya Rosenberg et al, ed Diana Wynne Jones: an exciting and exacting wisdom. New York: Peter Lang, 2002.
---. "Introduction." Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts. 21, no. 2 (2010).
---. "Jones, Diana Wynne.". The Literary Encyclopedia. 14 December 2005. The Literary Dictionary Company.
---. "Now Here: Where Now? Magic as a Metaphor and as Reality in the Writing of Diana Wynne Jones." in Teya Rosenberg et al, ed Diana Wynne Jones: an exciting and exacting wisdom. New York: Peter Lang, 2002.
Fischer, Helgard. "The Structure of Magical Revolutions." Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts. 21, no. 2 (2010).
Fleischbein, René. "New Hero: Metafictive Female Heroism in Fire and Hemlock." Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts. 21, no. 2 (2010).
Gascoyne, Debbie. ""Why don't you be a tiger?": The Performative, Transformative, and Creative Power of the Word in the Universes of Diana Wynne Jones." Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts. 21, no. 2 (2010).
Gross, Ros Kepel. "Diana Wynne Jones: an Overview.". August 1991.
Hill, Karina. "Dragons and Quantum Foam: Mythic Archetypes and Modern Physics in Selected Works by Diana Wynne Jones." in Teya Rosenberg et al, ed Diana Wynne Jones: an exciting and exacting wisdom. New York: Peter Lang, 2002.
Hixon, Martha P.. "The Importance of Being Nowhere: Narrative Dimensions and Their Interplay in Fire and Hemlock." in Teya Rosenberg et al, ed Diana Wynne Jones: an exciting and exacting wisdom. New York: Peter Lang, 2002.
---. "Power Plays: Paradigms of Power in The Pinhoe Egg and The Merlin Conspiracy." Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts. 21, no. 2 (2010).
Jones, Diana Wynne. "The Shape of the Narrative in The Lord of the Rings." 87-107 in Robert Giddings, ed. J.R.R. Tolkien: This Far Land. London: Vision, 1983.
---. "Diana Wynne Jones." Something About the Author Autobiography Series 7. Detroit: Gale, 1975. 155-168.
---. "The Heroic Ideal: A Personal Odyssey." The Lion and the Unicorn 13, no. 1 (1989): 129-40.
---. Heroes. 1992.
---. "Inventing the Middle Ages." Lecture delivered at Nottingham University, 1997.
---. "The Profession of Science Fiction: Answers to Some Questions." 1997.
---. "Two Kinds of Writing?" The Medusa: The Journal of the PJF 1 (1990): 1-4.
---. "The Magic of Narnia.".
---. "Birthing a Book." The Horn Book Magazine (July/August 2004): 379-93.
---. "Review of The Amulet of Samarkand."
---. "Review of Inkheart."
Jones, Nicolette. "Fantasy Matches How our Brains are Made." [Interview with Diana Wynne Jones.] The Times. 26 March 2003.
Jucovy, Kyra. "Little Sister Is Watching You: Archer's Goon and 1984." Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts. 21, no. 2 (2010).
Kaplan, Deborah. "Diana Wynne Jones and the World-Shaping Power of Language." in Teya Rosenberg et al, ed Diana Wynne Jones: an exciting and exacting wisdom. New York: Peter Lang, 2002.
---. "Disrupted Expectations: Young/old Protagonists in Diana Wynne Jones's Novels." Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts. 21, no. 2 (2010).
Mendlesohn, Farah. "Denying the Exoticism of the Other: Diana Wynne Jones's construction of the immersive fantasy in the Dalemark Quartet". A paper given at the MA/IBBY conference, Roehampton, 2004.
---. Diana Wynne Jones and the Children's Fantastic Tradition. London: Routledge, 2005.
---. "Toward a Taxonomy of Fantasy." Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts 13, no. 2 (2002): 169-83.
Mills, Alice. "The Trials and Tribulations of Two Dogsbodies: A Jungian Reading of Diana Wynne Jones' Dogsbody." in Teya Rosenberg et al, ed Diana Wynne Jones: an exciting and exacting wisdom. New York: Peter Lang, 2002.
Nikolajeva, Maria. Children's Literature Comes of Age: toward a new aesthetic. New York and London: Garland, 1996.
---. "Diana Wynne Jones". De skriver för bam och ungdom. Svenska och översatta nutidförfattare. Lund: Btj 1995.
---. "Fairy Tale and Fantasy: From Archaic to Postmodern." Marvels & Tales: Journal of Fairy-Tale Studies 17, no. 1 (2003): 138-56.
ABSTRACT: The essay discusses the ontological, structural, and epistemological differences between fairy tales and fantasy literature, two genres often treated together in critical works. Using contemporary theories of the fantastic, it is argued that unlike fairy tales, with their origin in archaic thought, fantasy literature is firmly anchored in twentieth-century science and philosophy, especially the postmodern concepts of uncertainty, intersubjectivity, heterotopia, and heteroglossia. The characteristic features of postmodern fantasy literature are illustrated by the works of Diana Wynne Jones, Philip Pullman, Susan Cooper, and Russell Hoban.
---. "Heterotopia as a Reflection of Postmodern Consciousness in the Works of Diana Wynne Jones." in Teya Rosenberg et al, ed Diana Wynne Jones: an exciting and exacting wisdom. New York: Peter Lang, 2002.
Olson, Marilynn S.. "Cats and Aliens in the Unreal City: T.S. Eliot, Diana Wynne Jones, and the Urban Experience." in Teya Rosenberg et al, ed Diana Wynne Jones: an exciting and exacting wisdom. New York: Peter Lang, 2002.
Rahn, Suzanne. Rediscoveries in Children's Literature. New York and London: Garland Publishing, 1995.
Ridge, Judith. "Diana Wynne Jones 1992 Interview." <http://www.misrule.com.au/dwj92_1.html> to <http://www.misrule.com.au/dwj92_6.html>.
Rosenberg, Teya. "Magical Realism and Children's Literature: Diana Wynne Jones's Black Maria and Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children as a Test Case." Papers 11, no. 1 (2001): 14-25.
Rosenberg, Teya et al, eds. Diana Wynne Jones: an exciting and exacting wisdom. New York: Peter Lang, 2002.
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---. "Introduction." in Teya Rosenberg et al, ed Diana Wynne Jones: an exciting and exacting wisdom. New York: Peter Lang, 2002.
Sands-O'Connor, Karen. "Nowhere To Go, No One To Be: Diana Wynne Jones and the Concepts of Englishness and Self-Image." in Teya Rosenberg et al, ed Diana Wynne Jones: an exciting and exacting wisdom. New York: Peter Lang, 2002.
Scapple, Sharon M.. "Transformation of Myth in A Tale of Time City." in Teya Rosenberg et al, ed Diana Wynne Jones: an exciting and exacting wisdom. New York: Peter Lang, 2002.
Stephens, John. Language and Ideology in Children's Fiction. London and New York: Longman, 1992.
Sullivan, C.W. III. "Traditional Ballads and Modern Children's Fantasy: Some Comments on Structure and Intent." Children's Literature Association Quarterly 11 (1986): 145-47.
Rudd, David. "Building Castles in the Air: (De)Construction in Howl's Moving Castle." Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts. 21, no. 2 (2010).
Steinke, Gabriela. "The Games People Play." Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts. 21, no. 2 (2010).
Tucker, Nicholas. "Keynote Address: Diana Wynne Jones." Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts. 21, no. 2 (2010).
Waterhouse, Ruth. "Which Way to Encode and Decode Fiction?" Children's Literature Association Quarterly 16 no.1 (1991): 2-6.
Webb, Caroline. "'False Pretences' and the 'Real Show': Identity, Performance, and the Nature of Fiction in Conrad's Fate." Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts. 21, no. 2 (2010).
White, Donna R.. "Living in Limbo: The Homeward Bounders as a Metaphor for Military Childhood." in Teya Rosenberg et al, ed Diana Wynne Jones: an exciting and exacting wisdom. New York: Peter Lang, 2002.
Winters, Sarah Fiona. "Good and Evil in the Works of Diana Wynne Jones." in Teya Rosenberg et al, ed Diana Wynne Jones: an exciting and exacting wisdom. New York: Peter Lang, 2002.
Yamazaki, Akiko. "Fire and Hemlock: A text as a Spellcoat." in Teya Rosenberg et al, ed Diana Wynne Jones: an exciting and exacting wisdom. New York: Peter Lang, 2002.
Rumbold, Margaret. "Taking the Subject Further." Papers 7, no. 2 (1997): 16-28.