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Dr. Niall Nance-Carroll

Instructional Assistant Professor
Stevenson Hall - STV 413R
Office Hours
Monday and Wednesday 1-2 PM or by appointment
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Teaching Interests & Areas

Children's literature, young adult literature, the novel, narrative theory, and television

Research Interests & Areas

Children's and young adult literature, ethics, politics, narrative theory, popular culture, and everyday life


Illinois State University

Judith Plotz Emerging Scholar Award

Children's Literature Association

Ranta Scholar in Children’s and Young Adult Literature

Illinois State University Department of English

Children’s Literature in Education Emerging Scholar Award

Children's Literature in Education

Book, Chapter

2021 “Latecomers to the Hundred Acre Wood: The Tension between Nostalgia and Updating in Return to the Hundred Acre Wood and The Best Bear in All the World.” Positioning Pooh University Press of Mississippi
2014: “A Prosaics of the Hundred Acre Wood: Ethics in A.A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner.” Ethics and Children’s Literature. Ed. Claudia Mills. Ashgate.
2014: “‘So, is this the part where you judge me?’ Adolescent Sexuality in Glee.Queer in the Choir Room. Ed. Michelle Parke. McFarland.

Journal Article

2021 “Children and Young People as Activist Authors.” International Research in Children’s Literature. Vol. 14 Issue 1 pp. 6-21. Feb. 2021
2015: “Not Only, But Also: Entwined Modes and the Fantastic in A.A. Milne's Pooh Stories.” The Lion and the Unicorn. Vol.39 Issue 1, pp.63-81
2014: Nance-Carroll, Niall. "Politicized Childhood in Antonio Skármeta's La composición/The Composition. Children's Literature in Education December 2014