News and Announcements

Congratulations to Jennifer Orie (1st place) and Bradley Petyak (2nd place), 2017 Children's Lit Paper Prize Winners!

The winners of this year's contest for the Best Undergraduate Essay in Children's Literature have been named!

Jennifer Orie won first place ($250) for her essay, "Black... View »

A Talk by NYT Bestselling Author Jonathan Auxier

On April 6, 2017 from 4:00-6:00, the Children's Literature Program will host a talk by award-winning children's book author, Jonathan Auxier, in Lawrence Hall 120! Jonathan is the New York Times... View »

Children in Pittsburgh Update!
There are still spots left in Children in... View »
Making TV with the Fred Rogers Company: The Legacy Lives On

Join us for a talk with the Fred Rogers company on December 1 at 6:30 p.m. in Scaife Hall! Fred Rogers' legacy of creating meaningful media for children has fueled today's line-up of successful... View »

New Children's Literature Elective: Englit 1635 Children in Pittsburgh

An innovative new elective for the children's literature program, Englit 1635: Children in Pittsburgh, will be running for the first time in Spring 2017. This course focuses on how contemporary... View »

Pitt Project Potter Presents a Live Reading of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Pitt Project Potter hosts a live reading of JK Rowling's new play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, at the Hillman Library Cup and Chaucer on September 30 from 1:00-4:30 p.m. There will be a... View »

A Talk by Diana Anselmo-Sequeira on Queer Girl Fans

Pitt Postdoctoral Fellow Diana Anselmo-Sequeira will be discussing Tumblr and queer girl fans on Sept. 27 in Cathedral 602 at 5pm. Her talk is titled "Sherlock Holmes Loves John Watson: Tumblr,... View »

A Talk and Roundtable by Tey Meadow on Transgender Childhood and Researching the Child

The Department of Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies and the Children's Literature Program host Tey Meadow, assistant professor at Harvard, who will discuss her research on transgender children... View »

A Talk by Anna Mae Duane on Black Children's Reading in the 19c

On September 29 from 4:00-6:00 in Cathedral G24, the children's literature program hosts a talk by Anna Mae Duane, "Reading Black Children in the Nineteenth Century: A New Origin Story." Dr. Duane... View »

"Beloved Consumers, Fraught Cyphers" Colloquium on Children and Media

On Friday September 9 from 10:00-6:00 in Cathedral 501, Pitt Postdoctoral Fellow Diana Anselmo-Sequeira is hosting a colloquium, "Beloved Consumers, Fraught Cyphers: Young People, Material... View »

Congrats to Siobhan Vivian, New York Times Bestselling Author!

Congratulations to creative writing instructor, Siobhan Vivian, for making the New York Times Best Seller list for Young Adult e-books! Her wonderful book, The List, was Number 2 as of June 19,... View »

2016 Children's Literature Paper Prize Winners

We are very pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 Children's Literature Paper Prize competition, in recognition of the best undergraduate essay written for a... View »

Tyler Bickford named ACLS Fellow

Dr. Tyler Bickford was recently chosen for an American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship, a competitive national award given to scholars representing "the intellectual vitality of humanities... View »

Dr. Myisha Priest (NYU) to speak at Pitt about Black Childhood

Dr. Myisha Priest, author of the book African American Children in American Political Life: The Literature and... View »

Dr. Marcia Chatelain to speak at Pitt about #FergusonSyllabus

In August 2014, Dr. Marcia Chatelain created the hashtag #fergusonsyllabus in order to generate and share a... View »