Philip NelEnglish DepartmentECS Bldg., 1612 Steam PlaceKansas State UniversityManhattan, KS 66506-6501785-532-2165 FAX duEDUCATION: 1997: Ph.D., English, Vanderbilt University.1993: M.A., English, Vanderbilt University.1992: B.A., English and Psychology, University of Rochester, summa cum laude.EMPLOYMENT:2013-:University Distinguished Professor of English, Kansas State University.2008-2013: Professor of English, Kansas State University.2006-:Director, Program in Children’s Literature, Kansas State University.2005-2008: Associate Professor of English, Kansas State University.2000-2005: Assistant Professor of English, Kansas State University.1999-2000: Visiting Instructor of English, College of Charleston.1998-1999: Adjunct Professor in English, Communications, and Women’s Studies, College ofCharleston.1997-1998: Adjunct Professor in English and in American Studies, Vanderbilt University.1993-1997: Graduate Teaching Fellow in English, Vanderbilt University.PUBLICATIONS:Books2017: Was the Cat in the Hat Black?: The Hidden Racism of Children’s Literature, and theNeed for Diverse Books. New York and London: Oxford UP.2012: Crockett Johnson and Ruth Krauss: How an Unlikely Couple Found Love, Dodgedthe FBI, and Transformed Children’s Literature. Jackson: University Press ofMississippi. 367 pp. Nominated for an Eisner Award, 2013; named as Honor Bookby Children’s Literature Association, 2014; winner of SWPACA’s Rollins BookAward, 2014.2007: The Annotated Cat: Under the Hats of Seuss and His Cats. New York: RandomHouse. 190 pp.2004: Dr. Seuss: American Icon. New York and London: Continuum Publishing. 320 pp. AChoice Magazine “Outstanding Academic Book of 2004.”2002: The Avant-Garde and American Postmodernity: Small Incisive Shocks. Jackson andLondon: University Press of Mississippi. 249 pp.2001: J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter Novels: A Reader’s Guide. New York and London:Continuum Publishing. 96 pp.Books Edited2019: Crockett Johnson’s Barnaby, Volume Five: 1950-1952. Co-edited with EricReynolds. Seattle, WA: Fantagraphics Books. In progress.
Philip Nel 22018: Keywords for Children’s Literature, Second Edition. Co-edited with Lissa Paul andNina Christensen. New York: New York University Press. In progress.2018: Crockett Johnson’s Barnaby, Volume Four: 1948-1949. Co-edited with EricReynolds. Essays by Jared Gardner and Stephen Becker. Seattle, WA: FantagraphicsBooks.2016: Crockett Johnson’s Barnaby, Volume Three: 1946-1947. Co-edited with EricReynolds. Foreword by Jeff Smith. Essays by Nathalie op de Beeck and CoultonWaugh. Biographical Essay and Notes by Philip Nel. Seattle, WA: FantagraphicsBooks. 371 pp. Nominated for an Eisner Award, 2017.2014: Crockett Johnson’s Barnaby, Volume Two: 1944-1945. Co-edited with EricReynolds. Foreword by Jules Feiffer. Essays by R.C. Harvey and Max Lerner.Biographical Essay and Notes by Philip Nel. Seattle, WA: Fantagraphics Books. 375pp.2013: Crockett Johnson’s Barnaby, Volume One: 1942-1943. Co-edited with Eric Reynolds.Foreword by Chris Ware. Essays by Jeet Heer and Dorothy Parker. BiographicalEssay and Notes by Philip Nel. Seattle, WA: Fantagraphics Books. 319 pp.Nominated for an Eisner Award, 2014.2011: Keywords for Children’s Literature. Co-edited with Lissa Paul. New York: NYUPress. 282 pp.2008: Tales for Little Rebels: A Collection of Radical Children’s Literature. Co-edited withJulia Mickenberg. Foreword by Jack Zipes. New York: NYU Press. 300 pp.Books in translation2015: Crockett Johnson’s Barnaby. Co-edited with Eric Reynolds. French translation byHarry Morgan. Actes Sud Editions, 2015. 319 pp.2002: J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter Novels: A Reader’s Guide. Japanese translation by IheiTaniguchi. Tokyo: Jiritsu-shobo Inc. 166 pp.Afterword/Foreword to Books2017: “Pulling a Cat Out of a Hat: How Dr. Seuss Created a Classic.” Dr. Seuss, The Cat inthe Hat: 60th Anniversary Edition. London: HarperCollins UK.2005: Crockett Johnson, Magic Beach. Appreciation by Maurice Sendak. Afterword byPhilip Nel. Ashville, NC: Front Street Books, 2005. Also available in Frenchtranslation by Quentin Le Goff: La Plage Magique. Tourbillon, 2006. In Germantranslation by Michael Krüger: Der Zauberstrand. Carl Hanser Verlag, 2007. And inItalian translation by Elena Fantasia: Spiaggia Magica. Orecchio Acerbo, 2013.Journal, Edited with Introduction2005: Children’s Literature and the Left. Co-edited with Julia Mickenberg. Special issue.Children’s Literature Association Quarterly 30.4 (Winter 2005).Articles in Books2018: “Postmodernism” [revised]. Keywords for Children’s Literature, Second Edition, eds.Philip Nel, Lissa Paul and Nina Christensen. New York: NYU Press. Forthcoming, 6pp. in ms.2017: “Children and Comics.” Comics Studies: A Guidebook, eds. Bart Beaty and CharlesHatfield. Rutgers UP. Forthcoming, 23 pp. in ms.2016: “‘Don’t assume anything’: A Conversation with Maurice Sendak.” Conversationswith Maurice Sendak. Ed. Peter Kunze. Jackson: UP Mississippi. 107-143.
Philip Nel 32015: “Surrealism for Children: Paradoxes and Possibilities.” Children’s Literature and theAvant-Garde. Ed. Bettina Kümmerling-Meibauer and Elina Druker. Amsterdam: JohnBenjamins Publishing Company. 267-284.2011: “Postmodernism.” Keywords for Children’s Literature, eds. Philip Nel and LissaPaul. NYU Press. 181-185.2009: “1957: Dr. Seuss.” A New Literary History of America, eds. Greil Marcus and WernerSollors. Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP. 876-880.2009: “Lost in Translation?: Harry Potter, from Page to Screen.” Harry Potter’s World:Multidisciplinary Perspectives, revised edition, ed. Elizabeth Heilman. Routledge.275-290.2008: “DeLillo and Modernism.” The Cambridge Companion to Don DeLillo, ed. John N.Duvall. New York and Cambridge: Cambridge UP. 13-26.2006: “Homicidal Men and Full-Figured Women: Gender in White Noise.” Approaches toTeaching DeLillo’s White Noise, eds. Tim Engles and John N. Duvall. New York:Modern Language Association. 180-191.2002: “You Say ‘Jelly,’ I Say ‘Jell-O’?: Harry Potter and the Transfiguration of Language.”The Ivory Tower and Harry Potter: Perspectives on a Literary Phenomenon, ed. LanaWhited. Columbia and London: University of Missouri Press. 261-84.Articles in Refereed Journals2015: “A Manifesto for Children’s Literature; or, Reading Harold as a Teen-Ager.” IowaReview 45.2 (Fall 2015): 87-92. ture-or-reading-harold .2015: “When Will the Children Be Free?: Looking Back on Free to Be You and Me.”Women’s Studies Quarterly 43.1-2 (June 2015): 282-285.2014: “Was the Cat in the Hat Black?: Exploring Dr. Seuss’s Racial Imagination.”Children’s Literature 42: 71-98.2014: “Wild Things, I Think I Love You: Maurice Sendak, Ruth Krauss, and Childhood.”PMLA 129.1 (Jan. 2014): 112-116.2013: “Keywords for Children’s Literature: Mapping the Critical Moment.” Co-written withLissa Paul. Barnelitterært forskningstidsskrift/Nordic Journal of ChildLit Aesthetics4: view/21092 .2013: “Re-Imagining America: Jeff Smith, Herman Melville, and National Dreamscapes.”Co-written with Jennifer A. Hughes. The Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics 4.1:117-133.2012: “Same Genus, Different Species?: Comics and Picture Books.” Children’s LiteratureAssociation Quarterly 37.4 (Winter 2012): 445-453.2011: “Radical Children’s Literature Now!” Co-written with Julia Mickenberg. Children’sLiterature Association Quarterly 36.4 (Winter 2011): 445-473.2010: “Obamafiction for Children: Imagining the Forty-Fourth U.S. President.” Children’sLiterature Association Quarterly 35.4 (Winter 2010): 334-356.2007: “Children’s Literature Goes to War: Dr. Seuss, P.D. Eastman, Munro Leaf, and thePrivate SNAFU Films (1943-1946).” The Journal of Popular Culture 40.3: 468-87.2005: “Is There a Text in This Advertising Campaign?: Literature, Marketing, and HarryPotter.” The Lion and the Unicorn 29.2 (Apr. 2005): 236-267.2003: “The Disneyfication of Dr. Seuss: Faithful to Profit, One Hundred Percent?” CulturalStudies 17.5 (Sept. 2003): 579-614.
Philip Nel 42002: “Don DeLillo’s Return to Form: The Modernist Poetics of The Body Artist.”Contemporary Literature 43.4 (Winter 2002): 736-59.2002: “Bewitched, Bothered, and Bored: Harry Potter, the Movie.” Journal of Adolescent &Adult Literacy 46.2 (Oct. 2002): 172-75. Repr. Reading Online Nov. 2002 www.readingonline.org/newliteracies/lit index.asp?HREF /newliteracies/jaal/1002 column .2001: “‘Never overlook the art of the seemingly simple’: Crockett Johnson and the Politicsof the Purple Crayon.” Children’s Literature 29: 142-74.2001: “Amazons in the Underworld: Gender, the Body, and Power in the Novels of DonDeLillo.” Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction 42.4 (Summer 2001): 416-36.Rpt. in Contemporary Literary Criticism, Vol. 213, ed. Jeffrey W. Hunter. Detroit:Gale, 2006.2001: “‘Said a Bird in the Midst of a Blitz.’: How World War II Created Dr. Seuss.”Mosaic: A Journal for the Interdisciplinary Study of Literature 34.2 (June 2001): 6585.1999: “‘A small incisive shock’: Modern Forms, Postmodern Politics, and the Role of theAvant-Garde in Don DeLillo’s Underworld.” Modern Fiction Studies 45.3 (Fall1999): 724-52.1999: “Dada Knows Best: Growing Up ‘Surreal’ with Dr. Seuss.” Children’s Literature 27:150-84.Articles2017: “Resolutions for a New Academic Year: A survival guide for higher education inperilous times.” The Chronicle of Higher Education 5 Sept. 2017. -NewAcademic/241061?cid wsinglestory .2017: “Laughter and Resistance: Humor as a Weapon in the Age of Trump.” Horn BookMay-June 2017: 22-28.2016: “Dancing on the Manhole Cover: The Genius of Richard Thompson.” The ComicsJournal 3 Aug. 2016: egenius-of-richard-thompson/ .2016: “Just a Shot Away.” Inside Higher Ed. 12 Apr. 2016: med-campuses-spell-demisepublic-universities-essay .2015: “Advice for Aspiring Academics.” Inside Higher Ed 19 Aug. 2015: ssay-advice-academicsstarting-their-careers .2014: “Nightmare Neighbors, Dream Collaborators: Mark Newgarden and MeganMontague Cash on Bow-Wow, Comics, Picture Books and Telling Stories WithoutWords.” The Comics Journal 3 Nov. 2014: thout-words/ .2014: “Board of Regents can learn from social media work group.” The Lawrence JournalWorld 15 Apr. 2014. -boardregents-can-learn-social-media-wor/ .
Philip Nel 52014: “In Search of Lost Time.” Inside Higher Ed 3 Mar. 2014: say-why-faculty-memberswork-so-much .2014: “KSU Prof weighs in on social media policy.” The Lawrence Journal-World 7 Jan.2014. su-prof-weighs-socialmedia-policy/ .2013: “Comics for Progressives: Coulton Waugh’s Hank.” Archives of American ArtJournal. 52.3-4 (Fall 2013): 32-39.2013: “Crockett Johnson and the Invention of Barnaby.” The Comics Journal. 22 Apr.2013. barnaby/ .2013: “Wild Things, Children, and Art: The Life and Work of Maurice Sendak.” TheComics Journal 302: 12-29.2012: “Adjunct to the Tenure Track -- Part II.” Inside Higher Ed 3 Oct. 2012. -adjunct-got-job-tenuretrack .2012: “From Adjunct to the Tenure Track.” Inside Higher Ed 1 Oct. 2012. ing-adjunct-tenure-trackprofessor .2012: “Before Barnaby: Crockett Johnson Grows Up and Turns Left.” The Comics Journal26 Sept. 2012. up-and-turnsleft/ .2012: “Artists Are to Watch: Crockett Johnson and Ruth Krauss in the 1950s.” Horn BookSept-Oct. 2012. 10-18.2010: “Dr. Seuss’s Biography” and “Timeline.” Seussville.com Aug. 2010. www.seussville.com/#/author .2008: “The Fall and Rise of Children’s Literature.” American Art 22.1 (Spring 2008): 2327.2008: “Oh, the Thinks You Can Think!: Dr. Seuss’s Political Education.” Child ParentingJournal [Australia] Spring 2008: 18-20.2004: “Crockett Johnson and the Purple Crayon: A Life in Art.” Comic Art 5 (Winter 2004):2-18.1996: “My Life as a Grad.” AOL’s College On-Line. June 1996. Repr.: ad.html .Reference2015: “Sendak, Maurice Bernard.” American National Biography. Oxford UP, Oct. 2015. 6pp. in ms. http://www.anb.org/articles/17/17-02000.html .2006: Entries on Ruth Krauss, Molly Leach, Winsor McCay, and Lucy Sprague Mitchell.Oxford Encyclopedia of Children’s Literature. Ed. Jack Zipes. Oxford UP. Vol. 2:383, 412. Vol. 3: 50-51, 81.2005: “Seuss, Dr. (Theodor Seuss Geisel).” The Encyclopedia of New England Culture.Ed. Burt Feintuch and David Watters. New Haven and London: Yale UP. 10261027.2003: “Dr. Seuss.” Men & Masculinities: A Social, Cultural, and Historical Encyclopedia,Vol. II: K-Z. Eds. Michael Kimmel and Amy Aaronson. Santa Barbara, Denver, andOxford: ABC-Clio Press. 710-713.
Philip Nel 62000: “Underworld by Don DeLillo.” Beacham’s Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction. Vol.12. Ed. Mark W. Scott. Farmington Hills, MI: The Gale Group. 445-61.2000: “The Harry Potter Phenomenon.” Dictionary of Literary Biography Yearbook: 1999.Ed. Matthew J. Bruccoli. Detroit: The Gale Group. 173-79.1997: “Don DeLillo: An Annotated Bibliography.” Co-written with Curt Gardner. DonDeLillo’s America. Website. Ed. Curt Gardner. 10 pp. in manuscript perival.com/delillo/ddbiblio.html .Multimedia2010: “Metafiction for Children: A User’s Guide.” 4-minute film. In Media Res 3 Sept.2010. tafiction-childrenusers-guide .2010-: Nine Kinds of Pie: Philip Nel’s Blog. July 2010-present. www.philnel.com .1999-2014: The Don DeLillo Society. June 1999-2014. www.ksu.edu/english/nelp/delillo .1998-: The Crockett Johnson Homepage. July 1998-present. www.ksu.edu/english/nelp/purple . Named a Yahoo! “Cool Site” in Nov. 1998, and deemed “Noteworthy” byBritannica.com in Dec. 2000.Varia2016: “Fight Fascism. Vote Clinton.” Dedicate Your No-Trump Vote. 30 Sept. 2016: 9/philip-nels-dedication.html .2016: “Guest Editorial: Permitting guns on campus is unsafe, disruptive to learning.” The KState Collegian 21 Sept. 2016: ive-to-learning/ .2016: “Running Out of Time.” Every Little Thing, ed. Alison Piepmeier. 11 Jan. 2016: g-out-of-time-guest-postby.html 2015: “Innocent Children and Frightened Adults: Why Censorship Fails.” From the Square:The NYU Press Blog 30 Sept. 2015: http://www.fromthesquare.org/?p 7814#.Vi418RCrSHr .2010: “Brave Potatoes.” Curious Pages: Recommended Inappropriate Books for Kids, ed.Lane Smith and Bob Shea. Mar. 2010. ml .2009: “Flat Stanley.” Everything I Needed to Know I Learned from a Children's Book: LifeLessons from Notable People from All Walks of Life, ed. Anita Silvey. RoaringBrook Press. 66-67.2008: “A Is for Art.” An Abstract Alphabet: New Works by Stephen Johnson (exhibitioncatalogue). Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, 19 May - 5Aug. 2007. Revised version printed in Alphabet Soup: Work by Stephen Johnson, JimMunce, Tony Fitzpatrick, Beach Museum, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, 4April – 3 Aug. 2008. Repr. / .2006: Letter to the Editor. The Horn Book Nov.-Dec. 2006: www.hbook.com/magazine/letters/nov06.asp .2004: “Research Notes: ‘A Left Turn.’” The Courant 1 (Fall 2004): 4-5. no1-2004.pdf . [Published bySyracuse University Libraries’ Special Collections.]
Philip Nel 71999: “A Pro-Feminist Man.” SKIRT! Magazine Nov. 1999: 39. Longer version printed as“A Pro-Feminist Man Is Not an Oxymoron: A Conversation with Michael Kimmel.”The Forum: Women’s Studies at the College of Charleston 3.1 (Fall 1999): 4-5.Reprints2015: “Wild Things, I Think I Love You: Maurice Sendak, Ruth Krauss, and Childhood.”Children’s Literature Review 196, ed. Lawrence J. Trudeau. Gale/Cengage, 2015.179-182. [from PMLA 129.1 (2014)]2009: “Seussism.” Wildlife Art Journal 18 Aug. 2009 al-premium-content/fall2009/76/seussism.html . [adapted from Dr. Seuss: American Icon]2008: “Is There a Text in This Advertising Campaign?: Literature, Marketing, and HarryPotter.” Key readings in media today: Mass communication in contexts. Eds. BrookeErin Duffy, Joseph Turow. New York: Routledge, 2008. [from The Lion and theUnicorn 29.2 (Apr. 2005)]2008: “Fantasy, Mystery, and Ambiguity.” The Norton Guide to Field Writing withReadings and Handbook. Eds. Richard Bullock, Maureen Daly Goggin, FrancineWeinberg. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2008. 663-669. [from J. K.Rowling's Harry Potter Novels: A Reader's Guide (2001), 36-41.]2005: “‘Said a Bird in the Midst of a Blitz.’: How World War II Created Dr. Seuss.”Children's Literature Review, Vol. 100, ed. Tom Burns. Detroit: Gale, 2005. [fromMosaic 34.2 (June 2001)]2005: “Dada Knows Best: Growing Up ‘Surreal’ with Dr. Seuss.” Children's LiteratureReview, Vol. 103, ed. Tom Burns. Detroit: Gale, 2005. [from Children’s Literature27 (1999)]Refereed Reviews2012: “Animated. Scripted. Not Innocent.” Review of Nathalie op de Beeck’s SuspendedAnimation: Children’s Picture Books and the Fairy Tale of Modernity and RobinBernstein’s Racial Innocence: Performing American Childhood from Slavery to CivilRights. Children’s Literature 40: 305-310.2011: Review of Eric L. Tribunella’s Melancholia and Maturation: The Use of Trauma inAmerican Children’s Literature. South Atlantic Review 76.3 (Summer 2011): 191193.2011: Review of Donald E. Pease’s Theodor SEUSS Geisel. Children’s LiteratureAssociation Quarterly 36.1 (Spring 2011): 111-115.2010: Review of Sabrina Jones’s Isadora Duncan: A Graphic Biography. ImageText 5.3: www.english.ufl.edu/imagetext/archives/v5 3/ .2009: “Home Away from Home: One U.S. Reader’s Response to Home Words.” Review ofHome Words: Discourses of Children’s Literature in Canada, edited by MavisReimer. Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures 1.1 (Summer 2009): 105-111.2009: “Final Word: Gaiman and Grimly’s Dangerous Alphabet — Diverting, Deranged,De-Lovely.” First Opinions — Second Reactions 2.1 (May 2009): 48-52. docs.lib.purdue.edu/fosr/vol2/iss1/ .2009: Review of Leonard S. Marcus’s Minders of Make-Believe: Idealists, Entrepreneurs,and the Shaping of American Children’s Literature. Children’s LiteratureAssociation Quarterly 34.2 (Summer 2009): 193-196.
Philip Nel 82007: Review of Tove Jansson’s Moomin: The Complete Tove Jansson Comic Strip, Vol. 1.ImageText 3.3 (Summer 2007): www.english.ufl.edu/imagetext/archives/v3 3/nel/ .2007: Review of Julia L. Mickenberg’s Learning from the Left: Children’s Literature, theCold War, and Radical Politics in the United States. Children’s LiteratureAssociation Quarterly 32.1 (Spring 2007): 80-82.2006: Review of Kenneth B. Kidd’s Making American Boys: Boyology and the Feral Tale.Men and Masculinities 8.3: 369-371.2005: Review of UnderWords: Perspectives on Don DeLillo’s Underworld, edited byJoseph Dewey, Steven G. Kellman, and Irving Malin. symplokê 13.1-2 (2005): 370371. muse.jhu.edu /journals/symploke/v013/13.1nel.html .2005: “A Tale of Two Canons.” Review of Michelle H. Martin’s Brown Gold: Milestonesof African-American Children’s Picture Books, 1845-2002 and Anita Silvey’s 100Best Books for Children. Children’s Literature 33: 242-51. muse.jhu.edu/journals/childrens literature/v033/33.1nel.html .2004: Review of The American Child: A Cultural Studies Reader, edited by Caroline F.Levander and Carol J. Singley. American Historical Review 109.5 (Dec. 2004):1587-88. www.historycooperative.org/journals/ahr/109.5/br 65.html .2004: “O Puppet, Where Art Thou?: The Transformations of Pinocchio.” Review ofRichard Wunderlich and Thomas J. Morrissey’s Pinocchio Goes Postmodern: Perilsof a Puppet in the United States. Children’s Literature 32: 226-230. muse.jhu.edu/journals/childrens literature/v032/32.1nel.html .2003: Review of Mark Osteen’s American Magic and Dread: Don DeLillo’s Dialogue withCulture. Studies in the Novel 35.1 (Spring 2003): 128-31.2002: Review of Productive Postmodernism: Consuming Histories and Cultural Studies,edited by John N. Duvall. South Atlantic Review 67.4 (Fall 2002): 174-77.2002: “Metaphors and Paranoia: Two Approaches to Contemporary American Fiction.”Review of Timothy Melley’s Empire of Conspiracy: The Culture of Paranoia inPostwar America and Arthur Saltzman’s This Mad “Instead”: Governing Metaphorsin Contemporary Fiction. Modern Fiction Studies 48.2 (Summer 2002): 480-85. muse.jhu.edu/ journals/modern fiction studies/v048/48.2nel.html .2002: Review of David Lewis’s Reading Contemporary Picturebooks: Picturing Text.Children’s Literature Association Quarterly 27.1 (Spring 2002): 57-58.2001: “Inside Picture Books, Outside of History.” Review of Ellen Handler Spitz’s InsidePicture Books. Children’s Literature 29: 275-80.2001: Review of James Carter’s Talking Books. The Lion and the Unicorn 25.2 (April2001): 328-30. muse.jhu.edu/journals/lion and the unicorn/v025/25.2nel.html .1998: Review of Amy Hempel’s Tumble Home. Studies in Short Fiction 35.2 (Summer1998): 199-200.1997: Review of Micro Fiction, edited by Jerome Stern. Studies in Short Fiction 34.4 (Fall1997): 532-33.Reviews2017: “Refugee Stories for Young Readers.” Public Books. 23 Mar. 2017: ng-readers/ .2015: “The Stratford Zoo Midnight Review Presents: Macbeth.” Bulletin: The Magazine ofChoate Rosemary Hall Spring 2015: 62.
Philip Nel 91998-2000: Twenty-three book reviews for the Post and Courier, the daily paper ofCharleston, SC. August 1998-May 2000. www.ksu.edu/english/nelp/reviews .1999: Review of Mary Gabriel’s Notorious Victoria: The Life of Victoria Woodhull,Uncensored. The Forum: Women’s Studies at the College of Charleston 2.2 (Spring1999): 6-7.INVITED LECTURESon Racism in Children’s Literature:2017: “The Unbearable Whiteness of Nostalgia: Technology, Racial Erasures, and WilliamJoyce’s Fantastic Flying Books.” Children’s Media and Literature in a MediatizedWorld. Aarhus University, Denmark. 31 May 2017.2016-2017: “Was the Cat in the Hat Black?: The Hidden Racism of Children’s Literature andthe Need for Diverse Books.”2017: Third International Congress of Reading. Pontificia Universidad Católica deChile, Santiago, Chile. 17 Aug. 2017.2017: Talks at Google. Google. Mountain View, CA. 17 July 2017.2017: University of Cambridge. England. 9 May 2017.2016: University of Antwerp. Belgium. 17 May 2016.2015: “Was the Cat in the Hat Black?: Structures of Racism in Children’s Literature.”DePauw University, Greencastle, IN. 10 Mar. 2015.on Radical Children’s Literature:2012: “Surrealism for Children: Paradoxes and Possibilities.” Children’s Literature and theEuropean Avant-Garde. Linköpings University, Norrköping, Sweden. 29 Sept. 2012.2011: “Radical Children's Literature Now!” Co-presented with Julia Mickenberg. FranceliaButler Lecture. Children's Literature Association Conference. Hollins University,Roanoke, VA. 25 Jun. 2011.2008: “Tales for Little Rebels: A Collection of Radical Children's Literature.” Copresented with Julia Mickenberg. Bluestockings Bookstore, New York, NY. 20 Dec.2008. Broadcast on C-SPAN2’s Book TV, 31 Jan and 1 Feb 2009: www.booktv.org/program.aspx?ProgramId 10058&SectionName Politics .2008: “Radical Children’s Literature.” Co-presented with Julia Mickenberg. E.S. BirdLibrary, Syracuse University. Syracuse, NY. 7 Feb. 2008. Avail. on-line at: library.syr.edu/ digital/exhibits/r/RadicalChildLit/index2.htm (link at bottom ofpage).2006: “Children’s Literature and the Left.” Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities, CaseWestern Reserve University. Cleveland, OH. 3 April 2006.on Crockett Johnson and Ruth Krauss:2016-2017: “How to Read Harold: A Purple Crayon, Crockett Johnson, and the Making of aChildren’s Classic.”2017: The Children’s Book as Material Object, University of Cambridge,Cambridge, England, 10 May 2017.2017: Children’s Media and the Poetics of Materiality, Universität Zürich, Zurich,Switzerland, 5 May 2017.2016: Marantz Picturebook Research Symposium, Kent State University, Kent,Ohio. 25 July 2016.
Philip Nel 102013-2014: “Not So Simple: The Genius of Crockett Johnson’s Harold and the PurpleCrayon.”2014: University of Connecticut. Storrs, CT. 24 Sept. 2014.2013: University of Tennessee at Knoxville. 24 Oct. 2013.2013: “Crockett Johnson’s Barnaby: The Greatest Comic Strip You’ve Never Read.” NewYork Comics and Picture-story Symposium. Parsons School. New York. 21 Oct. 2013.2013: “Ruth Krauss, Crockett Johnson, and Other Little Rebels: Philip Nel in conversationwith Lindsey Wyckoff.” Bank Street School. New York. 19 Oct. 2013.2013: “‘He came up thinking fast’; or, How does Crockett Johnson’s Harold and the PurpleCrayon work?” Visual/Verbal Texts Symposium. University of Winnipeg, Manitoba,Canada. 25 June 2013.2012-2016: “Crockett Johnson and Ruth Krauss: How an Unlikely Couple Found Love,Dodged the FBI, and Transformed Children’s Literature.”2016: Smithsonian Institution. Washington, DC. 15 March 2016.2014: Rowayton Historical Society. Rowayton, CT. 26 Sept. 2014.2012: Children’s Literary Salon. New York Public Library. New York, NY. 27Oct. 2012.2012: Lois Lenski Lecture. Illinois State University. Normal, IL. 26 Mar. 2012.2010: “Artists Are to Watch: Crockett Johnson and Ruth Krauss in the 1950s.”“Second to the Right and Straight on ‘Til Morning”: Navigating the NarrativeRealm(s) of Children’s Texts. University of British Columbia. Vancouver,BC. 1 May 2010.2008: “Behind the Purple Crayon: The Life and Work of Crockett Johnson.” Plum CreekLiteracy Festival. Concordia University, Seward, NE. 11 Oct. 2008.2006: “Behind the Purple Crayon: Crockett Johnson at 100.” A Crockett JohnsonCentenary. Bender Room, Green Library, Stanford University. Stanford, CA. 20 Oct.2006.2006: “Writing from the Left: Crocket Johnson and Ruth Krauss.” Baker-Nord Center forthe Humanities, Case Western Reserve University. Cleveland, OH. 5 April 2006.2005: “Two Lives, One Story: Crockett Johnson and Ruth Krauss.” National Museum ofAmerican History, Smithsonian Institution. Washington, DC. 7 June 2005.2004: “Writing Lives: The Stories of Ruth Krauss and Crockett Johnson.” Dodd ResearchCenter, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, 22 July 2004.on Dr. Seuss:2008-2013: “Was the Cat in the Hat Black?: Seuss and Race in the 1950s.”2013: Washington University. St. Louis, MO. 22 Mar. 2013.2013: College of Charleston. Charleston, SC. 18 Mar. 2013.2010: Dartmouth College. Hanover, NH. 18 May 2010.2008: Francelia Butler Children’s Literature Conference, Hollins University,Roanoke, VA. 19 July 2008.2009: “‘A Person’s a Person’: The Politics of Dr. Seuss.” National Museum of WildlifeArt. Jackson Hole, WY. 9 July 2009.2006-2008: “Under the Hats of Seuss and His Cats: The Annotated Cat in the Hat.”2008: Hollins University, Roanoke, VA. 17 Apr. 2008.2007: Dutchess Community College, Poughkeepsie, NY. 18 Oct. 2007.
Philip Nel 112007: International Reading Association Annual Convention. Toronto, Ontario. 16May 2007.2007: Seuss Room, Geisel Library, University of California at San Diego. 25 Apr.2007.2006: The University of Westminster, London, England. 24 Nov. 2006.2006: Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities, Case Western Reserve University.Cleveland, OH. 7 April 2006.2006: “Annotated Anarchy: Under the Hats of Seuss and His Cats.” Comics and Childhood:The 4th Annual University of Florida Comics Conference. University of Florida,Gainesville, FL. 24 Feb. 2006.2005-2015: “Dr. Seuss, American Icon: The Legacy of Theodor Seuss Geisel.”2015: Smithsonian Institution. Washington, DC. 15 July 2015.2010: Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI.11 Oct. 2010.2008: Plum Creek Literacy Festival. Concordia University, Seward, NE. 11 Oct.2008.2008: University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA. 15 Apr. 2008. Avail.on-line at: greatlives.umwblogs.org/dr-suess/ 2005: Austin Museum of Art. Austin, Texas. 19 Nov. 2005.2005: Virginia Beach Reading Council. Virginia Beach, VA. 23 May 2005.2005: Archives of American Art, Victor Building, Smithsonian Institution.Washington, DC. 27 Jan. 2005.2004: “UNLESS: The Legacy of Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax.” Kansas Association forConservation and Environmental Education. Dodge City, KS. 5 Nov. 2004.2004: “Dr. Seuss Between the Covers.” Seuss Room, Geisel Library, University ofCalifornia at San Diego. 24 May 2004.2004: “Dr. Seuss at 100: The Legacy of Theodor Seuss Geisel”:2004: Kansas Association of Teachers of English, Wichita, KS, 22 Oct. 2004.2004: Confratute, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, 12 July 2004.2004: New England Carousel Museum, Bristol Center for Arts and Culture, Bristol,CT, 10 July 2004.2004: Rotary Club, Manhattan, KS, 15 April 2004.2004: Rotary Club, Kansas City, MO, 25 Mar. 2004.2004: Oak Park Library, Kansas City, KS, 22 Mar. 2004.2004: Brooklyn Public Library, NY, 2 Mar. 2004.2004: Barnes & Noble, 675 6th Ave., New York, NY, 1 Mar. 2004.on J. K. Rowling:2009-2012: “Harry Potter: A Cultural Biography.”2012: University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA. 23 Mar. 2012.2010: Young Harris College, Young Harris, GA. 19 Oct. 2010.2009: University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA. 14 April 2009.2007: “Lost in Translati
The Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics 4.1: 117-133. 2012: “Same Genus, Different Species?: Comics and Picture Books.” Children’s Literature Association Quarterly 37.4 (Winter 2012): 445-453. 2011: “Radical Children’s Literature Now!” Co-written with Julia Mickenberg. Children