News and Announcements

Congratulations to Children's Lit Paper Prize winners: Madeleine Shelley, Morgan Buck, and Hannah Berg!

The Children's Literature Paper competition was very hard to judge this year, with a large number of fantastic papers! The committee decided to recognize three exceptional papers:

1st Place... View »

Siobhan Vivian YA Book Release Party

Siobhan Vivian, the celebrated YA author who teaches our Writing Youth Literature class, has a new book out on April 24 called Stay Sweet.... View »

Congratulations to graduate students Sreemoyee Dasgupta, Mary Gryctko, and Shawna McDermott

Three graduate students in Children's Literature and Childhood Studies have been honored with Mellon and Lawler fellowships for 2019-20. The Mellon is awarded to students who show exceptional... View »

Playing with Chlidhood in the 21st Century Conference at Pitt

Pitt is hosting its first interdisciplinary conference on Childhood Studies and Gender studies on April 6-7! A collaborative event between Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies, the Children's... View »

Intersectional Girlhood Studies Events with Mary Celeste Kearney!

Mary Celeste Kearney, a renowed figure in Girlhood studies and associate professor at University of Notre Dame, will be visiting our campus in February! Professor Kearney is the author of ... View »

New Certificate Elective: Studio Arts 0110 Visual Thinking

Are you a student who is interested in visual/graphic narrative, picture books, or illustration?

The children's literature certificate, in conjunction with the studio arts department,... View »

Real Boy Screening with Director Shaleece Haas
On November 7, 2017 from... View »
A Talk by Jack Halberstam

Jack Halberstam, Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity Gender Studies and Comparative Literature at USC, will be visiting with the Kristeva Circle in October and we are invited to attend his... View »

A Talk by Kathryn Bond Stockton

Kathryn Bond Stockton, Distinguished Professor of English at University of Utah, will give a talk at the Humanities Center in late September. Her landmark book The Queer Child, or Growing... View »

Welcome to the GSWS Year of the Child!

The Children's Literature Program is pleased to announce that we are coordinating with Pitt's Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies program in 2017-18 for a special Year of programming and events... View »

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 »