News and Announcements

Children's Lit Paper Prize: Submissions Due April 1

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 »

Many Voices, Many Words Panel on Diversity in Fantasy and Sci Fi

Join us for the Many Voices, Many Worlds Panel on Diversity in Fantasy and Science Fiction coming up on March 29 in CL 324. The panel will feature V.E. Schwab, NYTimes Bestselling author of the... View »

"We Know Who We Are": Strategies to Center Queer and Trans Youth in Affirmative Healthcare

On April 5 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in William Pitt Union Dining Room B, Kate Eldridge (an undergraduate student in children's literature and anthropology) will host a panel and Q&A on healthcare... View »

Transnational Popular Print for Children: A Talk by M.O. Grenby

On March 22 from 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Cathedral of Learning room 501, the Children's Literature Program and European Studies will host a talk by M.O. Grenby, Professor of Children's Literature... View »

Skype Chat with Children's Lit author, Tamora Pierce

The Many Worlds, More Voices series by the Fantasy Studies Fellowship will be hosting a Skype chat with classic fantasy and children's lit author, Tamora Pierce, at 5:00 p.m. on April 14. Details... View »

Book Release for Rachael Bindas, Pitt student author of Before the Sun Wakes Up

Join the Children's Literature Progam and the Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies program for a book release event for Pitt student Rachael Bindas, who has published a Kickstarter-funded... View »

Kids' TV Around the World event with Fred Rogers Productions

Fred Rogers Productions has invited Pitt students and faculty to attend KIDS... View »

A Talk by Pitt Fellow, Mary Zaborskis

Pitt Fellow Dr. Mary Zaborskis will give a lecture at the Humanities Center, 602 Cathedral of Learning from 12:30-2:00 p.m. on "Compulsory Sterilization at the Perkins School for the Blind."

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Julian Gill-Peterson, Histories of the Transgender Child Book Launch

On October 23 at 4:00 p.m., GSWS and the Children's Literature Program are hosting a book launch for Julian Gill-Peterson's Histories of the Transgender Child. The book argues that contrary to the... View »

Reading Children: A Book Talk by Patricia Crain

On October 8 at 4:00 p.m. in CL 501, the Children's Literature Program will be hosting a book discussion by Patricia Crain, NYU Professor and award-winning author of Reading Children:... View »

New Certificate Elective--HIST 1640: American Childhoods Since 1865

Certificate students have an exciting new option for an elective starting this fall. HIST 1640: American Childhoods Since 1860 will count as a Category 1 elective. This year's course will be... View »

Julian Gill-Peterson Named ACLS Fellow

Dr. Julian Gill-Peterson was recently chosen for an American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship, a competitive national award given to scholars representing "the intellectual vitality of... View »

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 »