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  • Contributors and Editors

Nathalie op de Beeck is the author of Suspended Animation: Children’s Literature and the Fairy Tale of Modernity. She directs the Children’s Literature and Culture Program at Pacific Lutheran University.

Karen Coats is a professor of English at Illinois State University. She is coeditor, with Shelby A. Wolf, Patricia Enciso, and Christine Jenkins, of the Handbook of Research on Children’s and Young Adult Literature.

Amanda Cockrell is director of the Graduate Programs in Children’s Literature at Hollins University, where she is also managing editor of The Hollins Critic. Her most recent book is the young adult novel What We Keep Is Not Always What Will Stay (Flux, 2011).

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 courses in storytelling and American literature in addition to children’s literature. She is especially interested in the storytelling of Louisa May Alcott and Orson Scott Card.

Gregory Eiselein, professor of English and Coffman University Distinguished Teaching Scholar at Kansas State University, is the author of Literature and Humanitarian Reform in the Civil War Era and numerous articles on American literature and culture. He is the editor of several books, including the Norton Critical Edition of Little Women, The Louisa May Alcott Encyclopedia, Adah Isaacs Menken: Infelicia and Other Writings, and Emma Lazarus: Selected Poems and Other Writings. His current research focuses on Louisa May Alcott, Emma Lazarus, and the intersections of literature, emotion, and the arts in nineteenth-century America.

Amy Fish is a PhD candidate in the American Studies Program at Harvard University. She studies twentieth-century American literature and culture, with special interest in African American literature and writings by and for young people.

Lisa Rowe Fraustino is a professor of English and the department chair at Eastern Connecticut State University, and a visiting associate professor in the Hollins University Graduate Program in Children’s Literature. She received the 2010 Milkweed Prize in Children’s Literature for The Hole in the Wall. Recent scholarship includes work on the reproduction of mothering in children’s literature, gender ideology in Disney, and the ethics of anthropomorphism in picture books.

Paige Gray is a doctoral candidate in the Department of English at The University of Southern Mississippi, specializing in children’s literature. After receiving her MA in journalism, Paige worked for several years as a reporter and editor in print media. Her dissertation explores the intersections between American children’s literature and journalism.

Amanda M. Greenwell teaches courses in literature for young adults, English teacher education, and composition at Central Connecticut State University and The University of Saint Joseph. Her scholarly work on young adult literature has appeared in Mythlore (under surname Niedbala) and Studies in the Novel and is forthcoming in The Carrollian and an edited collection on the female hero in modern fantasy. [End Page 341]

Christina Henderson is a doctoral candidate at the University of Connecticut. She has recently published articles in the Southern Literary Journal and MELUS. Her dissertation, Cities of the Future: Literary Utopias, World’s Fairs, and the Making of American Progressivism, remaps the history of literary progressivism by bringing nineteenth-century urban literature into dialogue with international expositions.

Jennifer M. Miskec is an associate professor of English at Longwood University, where she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in children’s and young adult literature. She is currently at work coediting, with Annette Wannamaker, a collection of essays theorizing the early reader.

Philip Nel’s most recent books are Crockett Johnson’s Barnaby, Volume One: 1942–1943 (Fantagraphics, coedited with Eric Reynolds, 2013) and Crockett Johnson and Ruth Krauss: How an Unlikely Couple Found Love, Dodged the FBI, and Transformed Children...


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