News and Announcements

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 »

Apr
02
Sociologist Dr. Allison Pugh to Speak at Pitt

Pitt’s Childhood Studies Speaker Series continues with Dr. Allison Pugh, who will... View »

Apr
14
YA Novelist E. Lockhart to Speak at Pitt

UPDATE: THIS EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE AT 9 PM TONIGHT IN THE WILLIAM PITT UNION BALLROOM.

Critically acclaimed Young Adult novelist E. Lockhart will visit Pitt and speak about her career as... View »

Winners of Children’s Literature Program Paper Prize Announced

The Children’s Literature Program sponsors an annual internal competition to reward the best undergraduate essay written for a Pitt children’s literature class. This year:

First Prize went... View »

“Writing Youth Literature” Instructor’s Book Optioned by MTV!
Pitt Students and Faculty Win Awards from Childrens Literature Association

Over the past few years, the Pitt Children’s Literature Program has been gaining a national reputation as one of the top places in the country to study this subject. A remarkable sign of our... View »

New Theatre & Film Courses

The Children’s Literature Certificate Program is delighted to announce the creation of several new Theatre and Film courses that will serve as approved “Category 1” elective for the Certificate.... View »

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