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.
He has published articles in such journals as Children's Literature Annual, Children's Literature Association Quarterly, The Lion and the Unicorn: A Critical Journal of Children's Literature, and Children's Literature in Education. His recent 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 is forthcoming in the Cambridge History of Lesbian and Gay Literature (Cambridge UP, 2014).
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.