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  • Contributors and Editors

Gillian Adams is the former editor of Children's Literature Abstracts and the Children's Literature Association Quarterly. She plans to devote her retirement to further research on ancient and medieval children's literature.

Phyllis Bixler, professor of English at Southwest Missouri State University, has published two books on Frances Hodgson Burnett and won the ChLA article award twice, for 1979 and 1994 articles in Children's Literature.

Hamida Bosmajian is a professor of English at Seattle University. She has published widely about children, Nazism, and the Holocaust and is currently finishing a book-length study, Sparing the Child: Young Readers' Literature About Nazism and the Holocaust: A Study in Grief.

Stephen Canham directs the Undergraduate English Program at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, where he teaches children's literature, among other subjects.

John Cech is the author of numerous books for children and, most recently, the novel A Rush of Dreamers. He is the director of the University of Florida's Center for the Study of Children's Literature and Media.

June Cummins is an assistant professor in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at San Diego State University, where she specializes in children's literature. She has published essays on Beauty and the Beast, Curious George, Laura Ingalls Wilder, and Virginia Woolf. She is currently working on a book about children's literature and American national identity.

Eric Dawson is the co-founder and executive director of Peace Games, Boston. Using cooperative games, role-playing, and community service projects, Peace Games helps young people to become peacemakers in their own schools and communities. He has authored six curricula and teaching guides and dozens of evaluation reports, and he holds a M.Ed. in risk and prevention from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

R. H. W. Dillard is professor of English and chair of the creative writing program at Hollins University. The author of several scholarly books, he is also a novelist and a poet. His new verse translation of Aristophanes' Ecclesiazusae is included in the Aristophanes, 2 volume of the Penn Drama Series.

Christine Doyle is an associate professor of English at Central Connecticut State University, where she teaches courses in children's literature, American literature, and women writers. She co-edited Children's Literature 21 and is the author of Transatlantic Translations: Louisa May Alcott and Charlotte Brontë, forthcoming from the University of Tennessee Press.

Gregory Eiselein is associate professor and director of graduate studies in English at Kansas State University, where he teaches American literature and cultural studies. He is the author of Literature and Humanitarian Reform in the Civil War Era and co-editor of the forthcoming Louisa May Alcott Encyclopedia.

Rachel Fordyce is a professor of English and dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Montclair State University and is the former executive secretary of the Children's Literature Association. She is the author of five books, on late Renaissance literature, children's theater, creative dramatics, and Lewis Carroll.

Margaret R. Higonnet, who teaches English and comparative literature at the University of Connecticut, co-edited Children's Literature for several years. With Beverly Lyon Clark she has co-edited a study of gender in children's literature and culture, [End Page 289] Girls, Boys, Books, Toys (1999). Her other interests include romantic women writers, nineteenth-century poetry, and the literature of World War I.

Peter Hollindale is a reader in English and educational studies at the University of York. His many publications on children's literature include editions of J. M. Barrie's Peter and Wendy and Peter Pan and Other Plays. He is currently producing a series of essays on Beatrix Potter as naturalist and on environmental issues in the modern animal story.

Andrea Immel is curator of the Cotsen Children's Library at the Princeton University Library. She has published notes, essays, and reviews on various aspects of eighteenth-century children's books. Currently she is overseeing the compilation of the three-volume printed catalogue of the Cotsen collection: the first volume, which comprises twentieth-century imprints A-L, appeared in 1999.

Raymond E. Jones teaches children's literature at the University of...


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