News and Announcements

Sep
29
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 »

Sep
09
"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 »

Mar
24
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 »

Feb
09
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 »

Mar
02
Anthropologist Linda Seligmann to Discuss Transnational and Transracial Adoption

Dr. Linda Seligmann will speak... View »

Jan
21
Diana Anselmo-Sequeira to Talk about Girl Fan Culture at Pitt

Diana Anselmo-Sequeira, a postdoctoral fellow in Film Studies at the University of Pittsburgh, will be giving a talk, "An Intimate Following: Homoeroticism in Movie-Loving Girls... View »

Courtney Weikle-Mills's book earns national recognition

We are very excited to announce that children's literature professor Courtney Weikle-Mills won the 2015 Honor Book Award... View »

2015 Winners of the Undergraduate Paper Prize

We are very pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 Children's Literature Paper Prize competition, in recognition of the best undergraduate essay written for a children’s literature class at... View »

Mar
27
Tolkien and Modern Fantasy conference

Next Friday, March 27, Pitt will host a one-day conference on "Tolkien and Modern Fantasy" on Friday, March 27. The conference is presented by... View »

Pitt student wins national award from Children's Literature Association

The Children's Literature Association awarded Pitt graduate Alexandra Cathcart the 2015 Carol Gay Award for her paper, "A Racialized Menagerie: Unpacking Race in Marc Brown’s Arthur... View »

Oct
15
Anthropologist Mizuko Ito to speak on “Connected Learning” at Pitt

This fall Pitt's Childhood Studies Speaker Series will host a lecture by anthropologist Mizuko Ito. The event will take place in William Pitt Union Assembly Room at 10:30 a.m. on October 15.

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Faculty collaborate on history of children's literature studies at Pitt

Pitt faculty Anna Redcay and Marah Gubar have been researching the history of children's literature studies at Pitt. They recently published a historical essay about our program's history (... View »

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