Children's Literature

The Children's Literature program has long embraced both literary and educational approaches to Children's Literature. The program is cutting edge in its advocacy of using books written for children to foster the analytical study of children's texts. Moreover, our Children's Literature faculty employ a variety of theoretical models in their ongoing scholarship of the textual study of children's books.

The image "We and Our Instructor" used with permission of Milner Library, courtesy of the International Collection of Child Art.

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Faculty

Karen Coats

Karen Coats

Research Interests:

Psychoanalytic Theory, Children's Literature and Culture, Young Adult Literature.

Roberta Trites

Roberta Trites

Research Interests:

Feminism and Narrative Theory in Children's and Adolescent Literature.

Jan Susana

Jan Susina

Research Interests:

Adolescent Literature and Culture, Children's Literature, Picture Books and Illustrated Texts, Folk Tales and Literary Fairy Tales, Victorian Literature and Culture, Victorian Children's Literature, Visual Culture.

Mary Jeanette Moran

Mary Jeanette Moran

Research Interests:

Feminist, Narrative, and Ethical Theory, Children's and Adolescent Literature, Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Literature.