News and Announcements
Dr. Tyler Bickford has published a new book on tween media, Tween Pop: Children's Music and Public Culture (Duke University Press, 2020).
From the publisher's website: "In the early years... View »
Our Awards committee has decided to recognize two exceptional papers for the Children's Literature Paper Prize competition in 2020:
1st Place ($300) goes to Ella Marston for her paper, "... View »
Children's lit faculty member, Jules Gill-Peterson, has won a Chancellor's Distinguished Research Award. According to the university announcement, Dr. Gill-Peterson was "honored in the Junior... View »
Child Trafficking in the Aftermath of the 1929 Aba Women's War
Dr. Robin Chapdelaine, Duquesne University
Monday, March 16, 2020 – 4:30-6pm
Child trafficking... View »
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
YA author Siobhan Vivian, who teaches our Writing Youth Literature class, is coming out with a new novel in March called We are the Wildcats (full publisher's... View »
On Thursday February 27 from 7:30-9:00 p.m. Pitt is hosting Julie Murphy (author of Dumplin' and other bestselling YA books) and Alessandra Balzer (co-publisher of Balzer + Bray) for An Evening... View »
Rachael Lippincott (A&S ’17), author of the YA book, Five Feet Apart, recently made the NY Times bestseller list. Lippincott got her start writing for youth in ENGWRT 0540: Writing Youth... View »
Children's Lit professor Jules Gill-Peterson will be talking about her book, Histories of the Transgender Child, on October 10 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in Hillman Library's Thornburgh Room. This book... View »
There will be a screening of Transient: The First 100 Days of Trump by filmmaker Mark Janaval on September 18, 2019 in Cathedral 501. The film follows trans individuals, including trans youth,... View »
Alexandra Klaren is a Pitt PhD alum and author of the forthcoming book, On Becoming Neighbors: The Communications Ethics of Fred Rogers (University of Pittsburgh Press). On November 22, 2019 from... View »
Dr. Kathy Newman from CMU will give a talk, "Banning Books Means Banning Children's Literature," on September 16, 2019 from 4:30-6:00 in CL 501.
The talk stems from a course called “Banned... View »
I'm pleased to announce that our Awards committee has decided to recognize three exceptional papers for the Children's Literature Paper Prize competition in 2019:
1st Place ($300): Kate... View »
On Monday, April 15th at 4:00pm in 501 CL, Dr. Karen Sánchez-Eppler (Professor, Amherst College) will be giving a talk entitled, "Data and Destitution: Reading the Registers of the Chicago Nursery... View »
Dr. Julian Gill-Peterson's amazing book Histories of the Transgender Child won the 2019 Lambda Literary Award for Transgender Nonfiction. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Gill-Peterson for... View »
We are pleased to announce the 2019 Children's Literature Paper Prize contest, for the best paper written in an undergraduate core course.
This year we have $400 in prize money to divvy up... View »