PhD in Education and Children's Literature.

Assistant Professor in Theory and history of Children's Literature at the Department of Philosophy,
Sociology, Education and Applied Psychology (FISPPA) at the University of Padua (Italy).
She is Didactic Coordinator of a postgraduate course in Childrens Literature.
She has lectured as a visiting professor at several prestigious European universities
and been an invited speaker at numerous international conferences.

In 2013, hosted the Ninth Annual International Conference on The Child and the Book network
and in 2017 she was appointed to organize the 6th International Conference
of the European Network of Picturebook Research.

She is member of the Advisory Board and the Steering Commitee of the
European Network for Picturebook Research and of the Child and the Book network.
She is active member of the International Research Society for Children’s Literature.
She is also been invited by the executive board to participate in
the Awards Committee of the IRSCL, to evaluate academic publications
on children’s literature in Italian as potential nominees for the IRSCL book award
and by another executive board to become a mentor in the IRSCL mentoring program,
which is to advise junior colleagues on matters such as academic publishing and grant applications.
She has translated the IRSCL’s Statement of Principles into Italian, and has supported its dissemination
in the various languages of our society by reading it on video, on the IRSCL youtube channel

Some of her most recent publications include:



  1. Campagnaro, M. (2019). Materiality in Bruno Munari’s Book Objects: The case of Nella notte buia and I Prelibri.  Libri & Liberi, 8 (2), 359-379, DOI:
  2. Campagnaro, M. (2019). "Narrating" homes and objects: images of domestic life in Italian picturebooks since the mid-20th century. RPD Ricerche di Pedagogia e Didattica – Journal of Theories and Research in Education, 14 (2), pp. 9-48, DOI: 10.6092/issn.1970-2221/10030.
  3. Callegari, C., Campagnaro, M. (2019). Home, Lived-In Spaces and Childhood in European Picturebooks from 1945 to the Present Day. RPD Ricerche di Pedagogia e Didattica/Journal of Theories and Research in Education, 14 (2), pp. 1-8, DOI: 10.6092/issn.1970-2221/10029
  4. Campagnaro, M. (2019). Do touch! How Bruno Munari's Picturebooks work. Rivista di Storia dell'educazione, no. 1, pp. 81-96. 
  5. Campagnaro, M. (2019). A proposito di stanzucce tutte per sé. Evoluzione degli spazi domestici e raffigurazioni visive nella letteratura per l'infanzia. Pedagogia Oggi, vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 171-184.
  6. 10.  Campagnaro, M. (2018). Corone e berretti, drappi e mantelli, perle e fazzoletti. Per una nuova classificazione all'accessoristica fiabesca fra storia, moda e infanzia. ZoneModa Journal, 8 (2), 61-75, DOI: 10.6092/issn.2611-0563/8664.
  7. Campagnaro, M., Filograsso, I. (2018). Children, Soldiers and Heroes. The Great War in Past and Present Italian Children’s Literature. Libri & Liberi, 7 (2), 223-246.
  8. Campagnaro, M. (2018). L’utile e il dilettevole della Letteratura per l'infanzia 0-3 anni. Riflessioni intorno alla literary literacy e alla reader-response theory, Dossier Nsricerca, Nuova Secondaria, vol. 7, XXXIV, 86-104.
  9. Campagnaro, M. (2017). From Palace to House. The Changing Domestic Settings of Fairy-tales, Encyclopaideia, XXI (49), 6-28, ISSN: 1590-492X, DOI: 10.6092/issn.1825-8670/7518
  10. Campagnaro, M. (2016). Seduction and Sedition of the “Table”. HECL History of Education & Children’s Literature, XI (2), p. 373-389.
  11. Campagnaro, M. (2016). The Function of Play in Bruno Munari’s Children’s Books. A Historical Overview. Ricerche di Pedagogia e Didattica – Journal of Theories and Research in Education, 11 (3), 93-105. DOI: 10.6092/ISSN.1970-2221/6449

Chapter in edited volumes

  1. Campagnaro, M. (2017). Bruno Munari’s Visual Mapping of the City of Milan. A Historical Analysis of the Picturebook Nella nebbia di Milano. In N. Goga,  B. Kümmerling-Meibauer (eds.), Maps and Mapping in Children’s Literature. Landscapes, seascapes and cityscapes, 147-163. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company. ISBN 978 90 272 0161 4 (HB). ISBN 978 90 272 6546 3 (E-BOOK). DOI 10.1075/clcc.7
  2. Campagnaro, M. (2015). “These Books Made Me Really Curious”: How Visual Exploration Shapes the Young Reader’s Taste. In J. Evans, Challenging and Controversial Picturebooks. Creative and Critical Responses to Visual Texts, pp. 121-143. London/New York: Routledge. ISBN 9781138797741 (HB). ISBN 9781315756912 (E-BOOK). DOI: 10.4324/9781315756912

Marnie Campagnaro
Dipartimento FISPPA
Università di Padova
Via Beato Pellegrino, 28
35137 PADOVA - Italy