Eastern Michigan University
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Annette Wannamaker

Associate Professor

603D Pray-Harrold




PhD, Bowling Green State University

MA, Virginia Commonwealth University

BA, Virginia Tech

Interests and Expertise

 Literature, media and culture for children and young adults


CHL207: Introduction to Children’s Literature

CHL208: Introduction to Multicultural Children’s Literature

CHL352: Folklore

CHL450-WI: Children’s Literature: Criticism and Response, writing intensive

CHL455: Adolescent Literature

CHL456: Jewish Children’s and Adolescent Literature

CHL516: Introduction to Graduate Studies in Children’s Literature

CHL518: History of Children’s Literature

CHL583: Illustrated Texts

CHL584: Adolescent Literature

CHL585: Children’s Literature: Criticism and Theory

CHL587: Children’s Media

Recent Publications and Presentations


Boys in Children’s Literature and Popular Culture: Masculinity, Abjection, and the Fictional Child. New York: Routledge, 2007.

Editor. Mediated Boyhoods: Boys, Teens, and Young Men in Popular Culture and Media. New York: Peter Lang, 2011.

Editor, with Michelle Ann Abate. Global Perspectives on Tarzan: From King of the Jungle to International Icon. New York: Routledge, 2012.

Journal editing:

North American Editor-in-Chief of Children’s Literature in Education: An International Quarterly. (August 2011 to present)

Recent articles and book chapters:

“ ‘Don't ever tell anybody anything’: The Imaginary and the Real in Catcher in the Rye.” Critical Insights: Coming of Age. Ed. Kent Baxter. Salem Press, 2012.

 “Now, Tarzan make war!”: World War II ‘B’ Movies, Profits and Propaganda.” Global Perspectives on Tarzan: From King of the Jungle to International Icon. Ed. Annette Wannamaker and Michelle Ann Abate. New York: Routledge, 2012.

“ ‘Salvation is just words too’: Addie Bundren and the Language of Motherhood.” Approaches to Teaching As I Lay Dying. Ed. Chris O’Donnell. Modern Language Association, 2011.

" ‘The Attack of the Inedible Hunk!': Food, Language and Power in Captain Underpants." Food in Children's Literature: Critical Approaches. Eds. Kara Keeling and Scott Pollard. New York: Routledge, 2009.