News and Announcements

Congratulations to Zora Mosley, Luke Morales, and Hailey Rice, 2023 Paper Prize winners!

Among the many fantastic papers selected for our Children's Literature Paper Prize contest, the committee has... View »

A Talk by Dr. Derritt Mason, author of Queer Anxieties of Young Adult Literature and Culture

On Thursday April 20 at 6:00 p.m. in Cathedral of Learning 144, the Children's Literature program will host a talk by Dr. Derritt Mason, Associate Professor at the University of Calgary. Dr. Mason... View »

A Zoom Talk by Dr. Dimitra Fimi, "J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle Earth: Fantasy and Reality"

On Thursday March 30 at 3:00 p.m., Lori Campbell-Tanner and the Fantasy Studies Fellowship have organized a Zoom talk with Dr. Dimitra Fimi, Co-Director of the Centre for the Fantastic at the... View »

Virtual Global Speakers Series

Newcastle University (UK), the University of Pittsburgh, Ocean University of China, Antwerp University, and the Catholic University of Chile will host a virtual Global Speaker Series on November... View »

A Talk by Dainy Bernstein, "Our World: Shaping Geographies in an Orthodox Jewish Children's Magazine"

On Thursday October 27 at 3:00 p.m. in CL 501, the Children's Literature Program will host a talk by new VL Dainy Bernstein!


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Youthful Frights: Exploring George A. Romero's YA Horror with Ben Rubin and Gray O’Reilly

Horror Studies Collection Coordinator Ben Rubin and researcher Gray O'Reilly will discuss projects for young adult audiences that horror filmmaker George A. Romero worked on in the 1990s,... View »

Children's Lit Student Emma Loudermilk wins GSWS Undergraduate Essay Prize!

Emma Loudermilk's paper, "Queering Direction: A Journey Through Lily's Relation to Spaces in Last Night at the Telegraph Club" has won Pitt's Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies 2022 prize for... View »

Pitt student Lauren Clark wins the 2022 CHLA Carol Gay Award!

We are very excited to congratulate Children's Literature Certificate student Lauren Clark, who is the recipient of the 2022 Carol Gay Award from the Children's Literature Association, for her... View »

Congratulations to the 2022 Children's Literature Paper Prize winners!

We're pleased to announce the winners of the 2022 Children's Literature Paper Prize competition! They are:

First prize: Jacqueline Joo, "The Velveteen Rabbit: The Un-Horroring of... View »

Children's Lit PhD Student Brittney Knotts Discusses Working with Girl Coders During a Pandemic
Childhood Studies Speaker Series: Dr. Emily Murphy, "Healing Landscapes and Grieving Eco-Warriors: Ecological Activism in Children’s Literature"

The University of Pittsburgh Childhood Studies Speaker Series is pleased to host Dr. Emily Murphy of Newcastle University for a public lecture on "Healing Landscapes and Grieving Eco-Warriors:... View »

Round the Globe: Travel Routes of Children's Literature Website Launch

This collaborative project investigates how children's literature's history was shaped by transnational trade, colonization, and evangelism, as well as diverse local innovations and responses. We... View »

Congratulations to Lauren Clark, Sierra Posey, and Patricia Jackson, the 2021 Children's Lit Paper Prize Winners!

We're happy to announce this year's Children's Literature Paper Prize winners! They are:

1st Prize:

Lauren Clark for “Welcome to Mr. Kraus’s Neighborhood: Understanding Elements of... View »

A Talk by Children's Author, Amy Alznauer

Join us for a talk by children's author, Amy Alznauer on March 18 from 4:00-5:30 pm. Register at: https://pitt.... View »

Professor Lori Campbell's Harry Potter Class Recognized for Excellent Adaptation to the Online Environment