Associate Professor of English and Senior Associate Dean
Eric Tribunella has taught a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses on such topics as the Golden Age of children's literature, young adult literature, British children's literature, trauma theory and children's literature, children's literature before 1865, and lesbian and gay literature. He also frequently teaches courses on literary criticism and theory.
His article "Between Boys: Edward Stevenson's Left to Themselves (1891) and the Birth of Gay Children's Literature" received the Children's Literature Association Article Award in 2014. His essay on sexuality in children's and young adult literature was published in the Cambridge History of Lesbian and Gay Literature (Cambridge UP, 2014). His most recent essay, "Pedophobia and the Orphan Girl in Pollyanna and A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Bad Beginning" appears in the collection Gender(ed) Identities: Critical Readings of Gender in Children's and Young Adult Literature (Routledge, 2016).
His book, Melancholia and Maturation: The Use of Trauma in American Children’s Literature, was published in 2010 by the University of Tennessee Press.
Reading Children's Literature: A Critical Introduction, co-authored with Carrie Hintz, was published by Bedford/St. Martin's in 2013.
He edited and introduced a scholarly/teaching edition of Edward Prime-Stevenson's 1891 novel Left to Themselves: Being the Ordeal of Philip and Gerald, published by Valancourt Books in 2016.