Victoria De Rijke

Associate Professor in Arts & Education


Middlesex University

Metaphor, Play, Children's Literature, Interdisciplinary arts, Primary ITE

Dr. Victoria de Rijke is Associate Professor and Research Director OF CERS Centre for Education Research & Scholarship in the Department of Education at Middlesex University, London. She has over twenty years experience working with Primary school teachers and children, including active engagement with artist residencies, consultancies and research projects in the creative arts, producing teaching and learning resources online. Victoria also writes and presents on the visual or performing arts and children’s literature, and is Co-Chief Editor of the international research journal Children’s Literature in Education.

Primary Bed (QTS) English specialism MA Literature and the Visual Arts PhD Metaphor, Arts & Literature

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  1. De Rijke, Victoria (2019) "It might get messy, or not be right"; scribble as postdevelopmental art. In: Postdevelopmental approaches to childhood art. Sakr, Mona and Osgood, Jayne ORCID:, eds. Bloomsbury Publishing, London, UK, pp. 153-176. ISBN 9781350042544, e-ISBN 9781350042575. (Published online first) (doi:10.5040/
  2. De Rijke, Victoria (2019) Love and revolution in the post-truth University. In: Values of the University in a time of uncertainty. Gibbs, Paul ORCID:, Elwick, Alex ORCID: and Jameson, Jill, eds. Springer International Publishing, Cham, Switzerland, pp. 157-170. ISBN 9783030159696, e-ISBN 9783030159702, pbk-ISBN 9783030159726. (doi:10.1007/978-3-030-15970-2)
  3. De Rijke, Victoria, ed. (2019) Art & Soul: Rudolf Steiner, Art & Interdisciplinary Education. Landscapes: the arts, aesthetics and education (LAEE), 25 . Springer International Publishing, Cham, Switzerland. ISBN 9783030176037, e-ISBN 9783030176044. (doi:10.1007/978-3-030-17604-4)
  4. De Rijke, Victoria, Philips, Mike and Sinker, Rebecca (2017) Playing in the dark with online games for girls. Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 18 (2) . pp. 162-178. ISSN 1463-9491 (doi:10.1177/1463949117714079)
  5. De Rijke, Victoria (2017) Love & revolution in higher education. In: Values in HE, 11 - 14 Sept 2017, New College, Oxford. .
  6. De Rijke, Victoria (2017) No fear of depths: a study of unsettling seas, pirates, children and risk in visual arts and literature. In: Mermaids, Maritime Folklore and Modernity, 19 - 23 Oct 2017, Copenhagen. .
  7. De Rijke, Victoria, Hollands, Howard, Pajaczkowska, Claire and Sinker, Rebecca (2016) Art is... not play but a leap in the dark. In: ART IS..., 9 June 2016, TATE MODERN. .
  8. Ball, David J. ORCID:, Watt, John ORCID: and De Rijke, Victoria (2017) Enhancing the resilience of children and young people in a risky world. In: SRA-E 26th Annual Conference: New challenges, new threats: resilience and adaptation in a risky world, 19-21 June 2017, Lisbon, Portugal. .
  9. De Rijke, Victoria (2017) The values of savagery: pathologies of child and pet play in avant-garde visual culture. In: Childhood and Pethood: Power, Subjectivity, and the Cultural Politics of Power. Routledge, London, pp. 231-249. ISBN 1138230332.
  10. De Rijke, Victoria (2014) Creaturely life: biopolitical intensity in selected children's fables. In: Politics and Ideology in Children's Literature. Keyes, M. T. and McGillicuddy, A., eds. Studies in Children's Literature, 7 . Four Courts Press, Dublin, pp. 45-56. ISBN 9781846825262.