Degrees and Institutions
Ph.D. English Studies, Illinois State University
M.A. English Literature, University of Southern Mississippi
B.A. English Literature, University of Southern Mississippi
Area: Children's and Adolescent Literature
Research Interests: children's Robinsonades and adaptations of other "classic" texts, ecofeminism, and human-animal studies
Literature for Young Children
Literature for the Middle Child
Literature for Adolescents
"Recreating Home for the New Girl: Domesticity and Adventure in L.T. Meade's Four on an Island." Shipwreck and Island Motifs in Literature and the Arts. Eds. Brigitte Le Juez and Olga Springer. Netherlands: Brill, 2015. 207-20.
"Playing at Crusoe: Domestic Imperatives and Models of Motherhood in Crusoe-Inspired Toys and Novels for Girls." Children's Literature in Education. 46.2 (2015): 110-26.
Work in Progress
"Are We Not (Wo)Men": Gender and Animality in Contemporary Young Adult Retellings of H.G. Well's The Island of Dr. Moreau. Intended for publication in The Victorian Period in 21st Century Children's and Adolescent Literature: Representations and Reflections, Adaptations and Appropriations.