59th edition
21-24 March 2022
Bologna - Italy

2020 Winner

Sara Mugerli

We are glad to announce the winner of the second edition of the Carla Poesio award for the best Italian dissertation on children's literature.

Among the 23 theses received from universities across Italy, the jury identified five finalists:

  • Antonio Fideleo, John CiardiAnalysis of contemporary American poetry for children
  • Chiara Malpezzi, The child writer in children's literature, between autobiography and Bildung
  • Sara Mugerli, The television in Italy represented in children's magazines from 1954 to 1964
  • Silvia Perrone, Dreams, colours and words of an illustrator: Antonella Abbatiello
  • Doriana Ranieri, The narrative identity of the "child reader" in the "Giornalino della Domenica" magazine

Sara Mugerli

The winner is Sara Mugerli with The television in Italy represented in children's magazines from 1954 to 1964, a rigorous and accurate paper that analyses the relationship between the periodical press for children (Il Corriere dei piccoli, Il Giornalino, Il Vittorioso) and television in the decade of its birth and evolution. Sara's thesis will be published by the ETS publishing house, thanks to the support of BolognaFiere.

We are also very pleased to announce that the winning thesis of the first edition, The dystopian novel at Primary School: utopia or reality? by Ilaria Martino, has now been published by ETS Edizioni.

Sara Mugerli, born in Milan, she graduated in Primary Education Sciences. She currently works as a primary school teacher and she also leads children's literature workshops at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore.

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