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  • Contributors and Editors

Michelle Ann Abate is the assistant editor of Children's Literature and an assistant professor of English at Hollins University, where she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on children's literature, LGBTQ studies, American women's literature and culture, and U.S. cinema. Her book, Tomboys: A Literary and Cultural History, will be published by Temple University Press in June 2008.

Candace Barrington is an associate professor of English at Central Connecticut State University and the author of American Chaucers (Palgrave, 2007).

Julie Sinn Cassidy, a PhD candidate in the Department of English at the University of Florida, is in the final stages of her dissertation work on the Little Golden Books. She also teaches adolescent literature, composition, and methods research courses at Queens College – CUNY.

Lorinda B. Cohoon is an assistant professor of English at the University of Memphis, where she teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in children's literature. Her research focuses on nineteenth-century U.S. children's literature, and she has published articles in Children's Literature Association Quarterly and Children's Literature in Education. Her book, Serialized Citizenships: Periodicals, Books, and American Boys, 1840-1911, was published by Scarecrow Press in 2006.

R. H. W. Dillard, editor-in-chief of Children's Literature and editor of The Hollins Critic, is a professor of English at Hollins University and academic adviser to the director of the Hollins Graduate Program in Children's Literature. A novelist and poet, he is also the author of two critical monographs, Horror Films and Understanding George Garrett, as well as articles on Ellen Glasgow, Vladimir Nabokov, Federico Fellini, and others, and the introduction to the Signet Classic edition of Treasure Island.

Christine Doyle is a professor of English at Central Connecticut State University, where she teaches children's literature, storytelling, and courses on nineteenth-century women writers.

Monika Elbert, a professor of English at Montclair State University and associate editor of The Nathaniel Hawthorne Review, has published numerous essays and studies on nineteenth-century American writers, especially Hawthorne. Her edited collection of essays on children's literature, Enterprising Youth: Social Values and Acculturation in 19th-Century American Children's Literature, is forthcoming from Routledge (2008); her essay on Alcott, "Charitable (Mis)givings and the Aesthetics of Poverty in Louisa May Alcott's Christmas Stories," will be included. Her coedited Reinventing the Peabody Sisters was published by the University of Iowa Press in 2006.

Rachel Fordyce retired as vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Hawai'i, Hilo, and is former executive secretary of the Children's Literature Association. She is the author of six books—on late Renaissance literature, children's theater and creative dramatics, and Lewis Carroll.

Margaret R. Higonnet, Professor of English at the University of Connecticut, and Affiliate at Harvard University's Center for European Studies, has published extensively on children's literature. She coedited Children's Literature; Girls, Boys, Books, Toys; and a special issue on the topic for MELUS. Her essays in the field, two of which have won prizes from the Children's Literature Association, span courtesy books, Jules Verne, music albums, history books, trauma, and experimental form from Comenius to pop-ups. [End Page 272]

Sarah Marsh is a PhD candidate in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she studies nineteenth-century British literature with a focus in literature and medicine.

Rod McGillis is in the English Department at the University of Calgary. Recent publications include Les Pieds Devant and George MacDonald: Literary Heritage and Heirs, both in 2007.

Julie Pfeiffer is the editor of Children's Literature. An associate professor of English at Hollins University, she teaches children's literature, British literature, and women's studies.

Tison Pugh is Associate Professor of English at the University of Central Florida. He is the author of Queering Medieval Genres and Sexuality and Its Queer Discontents in Middle English Literature, as well as the coeditor of Approaches to Teaching Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde and the Shorter Poems and Race, Class, and Gender in "Medieval" Cinema.

Elise L. Smith, Professor of Art History at Millsaps College, has published The Paintings...


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