Moving around children’s fiction: agentic and impossible mobilities

Lesley Murray, Sonia Overall

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Children’s imagined mobilities are determined by a range of interactions, not least through engagement with fictional stories in which childhood itself is imagined, written and re-written, interpreted and re-interpreted. Too often children’s imagined mobilities are overlooked in favour of more instrumental approaches to their mobilities. Drawing from a spatialised literary tradition and a growing focus on literature in mobility studies, this article poses the possibility that imagined mobilities extend the agency of children in an ‘impossible’ adultist world.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)572-584
Number of pages13
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 31 May 2017

Bibliographical note

This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Mobilities on 31/05/2017, available online:


  • Children
  • literature
  • mobilities
  • agency
  • psychogeography


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