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New Series Editor for Children’s Literature and Culture Series

Routledge is pleased to announce Philip Nel as the new editor of the esteemed Children’s Literature and Culture series. Founded by Jack Zipes in 1994, it is the longest-running series devoted to the study of children’s literature and culture from a national and international perspective. Dedicated to promoting original research in children’s literature and children’s culture, in 2011 the series is expanding its focus to include childhood studies, and also seeks to explore the legal, historical, and philosophical conditions of different childhoods. An advocate for scholarship from around the globe, the series recognizes innovation and encourages interdisciplinarity.

Philip Nel is a Professor in the Department of English at Kansas State University and Director of the department’s Program in Children's Literature. His books include Keywords for Children’s Literature (co-edited with Lissa Paul, 2011) Tales for Little Rebels: A Collection of Radical Children’s Literature (co-edited with Julia Mickenberg, 2008), The Annotated Cat: Under the Hats of Seuss and His Cats (2007), Dr. Seuss: American Icon (2004), The Avant-Garde and American Postmodernity: Small Incisive Shocks (2002), and J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter Novels: A Reader’s Guide (2001).

Routledge is excited about this new direction for Children’s Literature and Culture, and to be adding important new scholarship to the list of over 80 titles currently in the series, many of which are newly available in paperback. Please visit the series’ page on our website here, and email Liz Levine at Routledge if you would like to submit a proposal.