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Informed by recent scholarship and interest in cultural studies and critical theory, Reading Children's Literature: A Critical Introductionis a compact core text that introduces students to the historical contexts, genres, and issues of children's literature. A beautifully designed and illustrated supplement to the individual literary works assigned, it provides helpful apparatus that makes it a complete resource for working with children's literature both during and after the course.View the flyer.
Carrie Hintz is an associate professor of English and teaches Children’s and Young Adult Literature at Queens College/CUNY and The Graduate Center, CUNY. She is the author of An Audience of One: Dorothy Osborne’s Letters to Sir William Temple, 1652-1654 (University of Toronto Press, 2005) and the co-editor, with Elaine Ostry, of Utopian and Dystopian Writing for Children and Young Adults (Routledge, 2003). She recently co-edited, with Kate Broad and Balaka Basu, Contemporary Dystopian Fiction: Brave New Teenagers (forthcoming from Routledge, 2013). She has also published articles in the fields of seventeenth-century literature and life writing. She served as President of the Society for Utopian Studies from 2006 to 2010, and she continues to write about the politics and aesthetics of speculative fiction for children and young adults.
Eric L. Tribunella is an associate professor of English at the University of Southern Mississippi. His research interests include children’s and young adult literature, lesbian and gay literature, and gender and sexuality studies. He is the author of Melancholia and Maturation: The Use of Trauma in American Children's Literature (U. of Tennessee Press, 2010) and has published a number of articles in journals such as Children’s Literature, Children’s Literature Association Quarterly, The Lion and the Unicorn, and Children’s Literature in Education.