Department of English at Illinois State University

English Department Faculty and Staff


Meghann Meeusen

Doctoral Student


Children's Literature and Visual Culture

Office Address: STV 414 B
Office Phone: 309-438-2961
Office Hours: T/R 2-4pm
Email: Contact Meghann Meeusen (mfmeeus)
Website: Visit Meghann Meeusen’s Website
Teaching Schedule:
Teaching Interests:
Children's Literature; Composition and Professional Writing; Genre Studies/CHAT
Research Interests:
Children's and YA Literature, Adaptations Studies, Film Studies, and Cultural-Historical Activity Theory
B.S. and M.A.  - Western Michigan University
Selected Publications:


“Framing Agency:  Graphic Adaptations of Coraline and City of Ember.”  Comics Storytelling for Young People.  Ed. Gwen Athene Tarbox and Michelle Ann Abate.  Forthcoming.

“Hungering for Middle Ground: Binaries of Self in Young Adult Dystopia.” The Politics of Panem: Critical Perspectives on the Hunger Games. Ed. Sean Connor. Boston: Sense, 2014. Print.

Rev. of Uncharted Depths: Descent Narratives in English and French Children’s Literature, by Kiera Vaclavik. The Final Chapters: Concluding Papers of The Journal of Children’s Literature Studies. Ed. by Pat Pinsent and Bridget Carrington. Wizard’s Tower Books. 2012. Ebook.

Over 24 reviews of fiction, nonfiction, graphic novels, and series texts for young adults as a staff reviewer for VOYA Magazine (Voice of Youth Advocates)


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