News and Announcements

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 »

Playing with Chlidhood in the 21st Century Conference at Pitt

Pitt is hosting its first interdisciplinary conference on Childhood Studies and Gender studies on April 6-7! A collaborative event between Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies, the Children's... View »

Intersectional Girlhood Studies Events with Mary Celeste Kearney!

Mary Celeste Kearney, a renowed figure in Girlhood studies and associate professor at University of Notre Dame, will be visiting our campus in February! Professor Kearney is the author of ... View »

New Certificate Elective: Studio Arts 0110 Visual Thinking

Are you a student who is interested in visual/graphic narrative, picture books, or illustration?

The children's literature certificate, in conjunction with the studio arts department,... View »

Real Boy Screening with Director Shaleece Haas
On November 7, 2017 from... View »
A Talk by Jack Halberstam

Jack Halberstam, Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity Gender Studies and Comparative Literature at USC, will be visiting with the Kristeva Circle in October and we are invited to attend his... View »

A Talk by Kathryn Bond Stockton

Kathryn Bond Stockton, Distinguished Professor of English at University of Utah, will give a talk at the Humanities Center in late September. Her landmark book The Queer Child, or Growing... View »