News and Announcements

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
Talk by Kaniqua Robinson, "Silencing Their Stories: The Politics of Memory and Race in the Public Memorialization of a State Reform School"

On Friday October 23 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. Dr. Kaniqua Robinson (Visiting Assistant Professor, Africana Studies) will give a talk that explores the silencing of Black experiences in the public... View »

Dr. Rebekah Fitzsimmons, Chat with Grad Students and Faculty, "So You Want to Take Up Herding Cats; Or, How to Put Together an Academic Edited Collection"

On October 14 from 12:00-1:00pm, Rebekah Fitzsimmons will chat with graduate students and faculty about how (and when) to put together an edited collection!

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Talk by Dr. Rebekah Fitzsimmons, "Moving Beyond the Blockbusters: Diversifying Children's Literature Studies with the Overlooked and Understudied"

Dr. Rebekah Fitzsimmons (Assistant Teaching Professor, CMU) will be visiting us virtually this semester to discuss her new edited collection on YA literature, Beyond the Blockbusters: Themes and... View »