Dr.Victoria de Rjjke joined the University in 1990, gaining her PhD in Metaphor in Literature & the Visual Arts in 2001.

Languages spoken

Proficient in Dutch and French
Research interests include: Metaphor, Play, Children's Literature & the Arts

Research Publications

The a-z of dangerous food

De Rijke, Victoria and Sinker , Rebecca (2012) The a-z of dangerous food. TATE, London. ISBN 9781849760164

Supertoys: on play, affective machines and object Relation

De Rijke, Victoria Supertoys: on play, affective machines and object Relation. [Show/Exhibition]

Your tern now my tern later: a tribute to the outlaw writer Russell Hoban

De Rijke, Victoria (2013) Your tern now my tern later: a tribute to the outlaw writer Russell Hoban. Children's Literature in Education . ISSN 0045-6713

Word play

De Rijke, Victoria (2013) Word play. In: The art & play reader. Tate Publishing, London, UK. (In Press)

Supertoys: a user's manual

De Rijke, Victoria and Kahve-House Society, , eds. (2008) Supertoys: a user's manual. Arnolfini. ISBN 9780907738923

Hello toy!

De Rijke, Victoria and Pajaczkowska, Claire (2008) Hello toy! In: Supertoys: a user’s manual. Arnolfini, Bristol. ISBN 9780907738923

Not playing it safe: horror & the ludic in children’s picturebooks.

De Rijke, Victoria (2009) Not playing it safe: horror & the ludic in children’s picturebooks. In: Metamorphoses in children’s literature & culture. Drillsma-Milgrom, Barbara and Kirstinä, Leena , eds. Publications of the Finnish Institute for Children's Literature (30). Enostone, Turku, Finland. ISBN 9789519036823

As if: childhood as a metaphor a psychoanalytic examination of twentieth century texts depicting childhood in the garden and the school.

De Rijke, Victoria (2000) As if: childhood as a metaphor a psychoanalytic examination of twentieth century texts depicting childhood in the garden and the school. PhD thesis, Middlesex University.

Picturing children: constructions of childhood between Rousseau and Freud

De Rijke, Victoria (2002) Picturing children: constructions of childhood between Rousseau and Freud. The Art Book, 9 (4). ISSN 1368-6267

A reminder of past realities: on the photographs of Roman Vishniac

De Rijke, Victoria (2000) A reminder of past realities: on the photographs of Roman Vishniac. The art book, 7 (2). pp. 8-10. ISSN 1368-6267

View more publications in the Research Repository

AHRC funded research into DUCK for publication with Reaktion Book's Animal series
Experience with radio and media following the Quack Project. Dr. de Rijke is also Co-Chief Editor of the international journal 'Children's Literature in Education'.