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    Jan Susina's selected books & chapters in books


    The Place of Lewis Carroll in Children’s Literature. New York: Routledge/Garland. 2010. An e-book and paperback edition are available.  



    • Recipient of the 2010 Recommended Book Award from the Children’s Literature Association Book 

    Reviews of The Place of Lewis Carroll in Children's Literature

    • The Lion and the Unicorn 34:2 (April 2010): 253-8. 
    • The Knight Letter: Newsletter of the Lewis Carroll Society of North America 85 (Winter 2010): 49-51
    • Children’s Literature 39 (2011): 267-71. 
    • Marvels & Tales: Journal of Fairy-Tale Studies 242 (2011): 390-1
    • International Research in Children’s Literature 2011.         
    • Gramarye 2 (2012).


    Poet as Zimmer, Zimmer as Poet: On the Poetry of Paul Zimmer. Ed. Jan Susina. American Poets Profile Series 4. Houston: Ford-Brown and Company, 1986.

    Logic and Tea: The Letters of Charles Dodgson to Members of G.J. Rowell Family. Ed. Jan Susina. Bloomington, IN: Frederic Brewer, 1984.

    Selected  books with Dr. Susina's essays


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    Chapters in Books

    Essay on "Chapter Eleven: Hiss" of George MacDonald's The Light Princess in Subverting Laughter: Re-Imaginging George MacDonald's Victorian Fairy Tale 'The Light Princess.' Ed. Christine Chettle. August 24, 2013. Digital text.

    Teletubbies and the Conflict of the Romantic Concept of Childhood and the Realities of Postmodern Parenting.” Time of Beauty, Time of Fear: The Romantic Legacy in the Literature of Childhood. Ed. James Holt McGavran, Jr. Iowa City: U of Iowa P, 2012.  184-199.

    “ ‘ The Brotherhood Between George MacDonald and Arthur Hughes’: Arthur Hughes’s Illustrations to George MacDonald’s At the Back of the North Wind.” Broadview Press Critical Edition of George MacDonald’s At the Back of the North Wind. Eds. Roderick McGillis and John Pennington. Peterborough, Ontario: Broadview Press, 2011. 369-81. [.pdf link to the essay]

    “Possibilities for Globalizing Childhood Through Children’s New Media.” Constructing Childhood: Literature, History, and Anthropology. Eds. Marina Balina and Vitaly Bezrogov. Moscow: Russian State University for the Humanities. 2011. 491-511. Translated from English into Russian. [.pdf link to English version, Russian version]

    Susina, Jan and Jodie Slothower. “Delicious Supplements: Cookbooks as Additives to Children’s Texts.” Food in Children’s Literature. Eds. Kara Keeling and Scott Pollard. New York: Routledge Press, 2009. Paperback edition 2011. Link to info about book and Link to a .pdf of the chapter

    “Reptar: The Rugrats Meet Godzilla.” The Japanification of Children’s Popular Culture. Ed. Mark I. West. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow P. 2009

    “ ‘More is Meant Than Meets the Ear’: Narrative Framing in the Three Versions of George MacDonald’s The Light Princess.” George MacDonald: Literary Heritage and Heirs. Ed. Roderick McGillis. Wayne, PA: Zossima P, 2007: 99-112. Link to a .pdf of chapter

    Textual Building Blocks: Charles Dickens and E. Nesbit’s Literary Borrowing in Five Children and It.” One Hundred Years of E. Nesbit’s Psammead Books. Ed. Raymond Jones. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow P, 2006. 151-68. book info. Link to .pdf of chapter

    Straw into Gold: The Transformative Nature of Fairy Tales and Fairy Art.” Ed. Bill Conger. pixerina Witcherina. Bloomington, IL: University Galleries of ISU, 2002: 38-49. 

    “Men and Little Women: Notes of a Resisting (Male) Reader.” Little Women and the Feminist Imagination. Eds. Janice M. Alberghene and Beverly Lyon Clark.  New York: Garland, 1999: 161-72.

    Reviving or Revising Helen Bannerman’s The Story of Little Black Sambo: Postcolonial Hero or Signifying Monkey?” Voices of the Other: Children’s Literature and the Postcolonial Context. Ed. Roderick McGillis. New York: Garland, 1999: 223-52.

    Children’s Reading, Repetition, and Rereading: Gertrude Stein, Margaret Wise Brown, and Goodnight Moon.”  Second Thoughts: A Focus on Rereading. Ed. David Galef. Detroit: Wayne State UP, 1998: 46-60.

    “Eight Representative Syllabi: (English).” “Foundations in Literature for Children,” “Literature for Young Children.” “Studies in the History of Literature for Young People,” “Literature for Adolescents,” “Advanced Topics in Literature for the Young.” in Teaching Children’s Literature: A Resource Guide, with a Directory of Courses. Ed. Anne H. Lundin and Carol W. Cubberly. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 1995: 165-96.

    “North American Tall Tale as Children’s Literature.” Sitting at the Feet of the Past: The Retelling of the North American Folktale for Children. Eds. Gary Schmidt and Don Hettinga. New York: Greenwood P, 1992: 217-29.

    Chapters in books reprinted from articles originally published in refereed journals

    “Lewis Carroll 1832-1898.” Children’s Literature Review 108. Ed. Tom Burns. Detroit: Thomson Gale, 2005: 54-8.  Reprint of article originally published as “Educating Alice: The Lessons of Wonderland.” Jabberwocky: The Journal of the Lewis Carroll Society 18.1-2 (winter-spring 1989): 3-9.

    “The Voices of the Prairie: The Use of Music in Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House on the Prairie.” Originally published in The Lion and the Unicorn 16.2: 158-166. Reprinted in Women Writers of Children’s Literature. Ed. Harold Bloom. Philadelphia: Chelsea House, 1998: 160-1.

    The Chocolate War and ‘The Sweet Science’. ” Children’s Literature in Education 22 (1991): 167-75. Reprinted in Exploring Novels. Ed. Diane Telgen. cd-rom. Detroit: Gale Research, 1997.