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Dr. Jacqueline J. Reid-Walsh

Dr. Jacqueline J. Reid-Walsh
Phone: 8148672732
Office Address:
171 Chambers Building
University Park, PA 16802
Campus: University Park


Associate Professor of Education (Language & Literacy Education) and Women's Studies


Curriculum and Instruction


Children's Literature
Curriculum and Instruction: English Language Arts Education
Curriculum and Instruction: Language, Culture and Society
Curriculum and Instruction: Elementary and Kindergarten Education


Dr. Jacqueline Reid-Walsh studies the connections between old media and new media. She studies old media as new media, and uses new media to understand old media. Her research interests center on historical movable books created for and by children. Her current research project involves locating, documenting, digitizing and creating interactive 3-D simulations of old fragile materials. This is in partnership with Penn State’s Special Collections Library, and Penn State’s Interdisciplinary Digital Studio (IDS) in the School of Visual Arts.



Areas of Expertise

Age Levels


Curriculum Areas

Children's Literature
Language, Culture, and Society Ed

Educational Studies

Critical & Feminist Theory
Cultural Studies
Media Studies

Individual Difference



Media Literacy/Education

Methodological Research

Historical research
Qualitative Research

Education History

University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada, English Literature B.A. Honors; Carlton University, Ontario, Canada, M.A Children's Literature; McGill University, Quebec, Canada,Children's Literature Ph.D.

Representative Publications

Selected Articles

Reid-Walsh, J. J. (2012). Activity and Agency in Historical Playable Media: Early English Movable Books and Their Child Interactors. Journal of Children and Media, 6(2), 164-181.

Reid-Walsh, J. J. (2012). Books or Toys? A Traveller's Tale: Researching Early Movable Books for and by Children in Material and Virtual Collections. Papers: Explorations into Children's Literature, 22 (1) 156-169.

Reid-Walsh, J. J. (2012). Textual Travels and Transformations: Or, A Tale of Two Lives of The Beginning, Progress and End of Man. Book 2.0, 2(1+2), 91-111.

Reid-Walsh, J. J. (2007). 18th Century Flap Books for Children: Allegorical Metamorphosis and Spectacular Transformation. Princeton University Library Chronicle, 68(3), 751-789.

Reid-Walsh, J. J. (2006). Pantomime, Harlequinades and Children in Late 18th Century Britain: Playing in the Text. British Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies, 29(3), 413-425.

Selected Book Chapters

Reid-Walsh, J. J. (2015). 18th and 19th Century Movable Books for Girls as Interactive Conduct Book Texts. In Clare Bradford and Mavis Reimer (Eds.), Girls, Texts, Cultures. Waterloo, Ontario: Wilfred Laurier University Press.

Reid-Walsh, J. J. (2013). Artifactual Memory: Fragmentary 'Memoirs' of Three 18th and 19th Century Movable Books About Their Child Owners. In T. Stong-Wilson, Claudia Mitchell, Susann Allnutt and Kathleen Pithouse-Morgan (Eds.), Productive Remembering and Social Agency . New York: Sense Publishers,197-211.

Reid-Walsh, J. J. (2013). Les Filles et la Fabrication du Sens: L'Activite Comme Agency dans la Culture Domestique des Debuts du XIXe Siecle. In Sylvie Octobre and Regine Sirota (Eds.).  L'Enfant et ses Cultures: Approches Internationales.  Paris: Ministere de la Culture et de la Communication, 179-204.

Reid-Walsh, J. J. (2011). Girlhood. In Philip Nel and Lissa Paul (Eds.). Keywords in Children's Literature.  New York, New York: New York University Press, 92-95.

Selected Books

Mitchell, C., & Reid-Walsh, J. J. (2008). Girl Culture: An Encyclopedia, vol. I & vol. II. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press.

Mitchell, C., & Reid-Walsh, J. J. (2005). Seven Going on Seventeen: Tween Studies in the Culture of Girlhood. New York, New York: Peter Lang.

Mitchell, C., & Reid-Walsh, J. J. (2002). Researching Children's Popular Culture: The Cultural Spaces of Childhood. London, England and New York, New York: Routledge.