Amie Doughty Publishes Edited Collection

Amie Doughty, English, has published an edited collection of essays called Children’s and Young Adult Literature and Culture: A Mosaic of Criticism with Cambridge Scholars Publishing. The essays, based on 2015 presentations from the Children’s Literature and Culture area of the Popular Culture Association, represent a range of topics in children’s and young adult literature and culture. Topics include fairy tales and fairy tale revisions, intersectionality in African American Girls sports literature and in YA dystopian fiction, religion in Harry Potter (and Snape as a Judas figure), bullying in picture books, and the popularity of YA fiction with adults. The collection includes an essay by Doughty about environmentalism in Rick Riordan’s Heroes of Olympus series.