Sara Austin

PhD Candidate, Fourth Year

Research Interests: Children’s Lit, Cultural Studies, 20th Century American Lit, Gender and Sexuality


“African American Genre Crossings” Children’s Literature Association Quarterly. 41.4 (2016) (forthcoming)

“Consuming Girls: Valuing Queer Identity in Monster High Fandom.” Transformative

Works and Cultures. vol. 20 (2016) (forthcoming)

“Of Two Hearts: Black American Identity in the Work of Virginia Hamilton” The Lion and the

Unicorn. 39.3 (2016) (forthcoming)

The Comic Book Film Adaptation. By Liam Burke. Jackson, MS: University Press of

Mississippi, 2015 Appearing in Journal of American Culture 39. 3,

September 2016 (forthcoming)

Monstrous Bodies: Feminine Power in Young Adult Horror Fiction. By June Pulliam. Jefferson,

NC: McFarland, 2014. Appearing in Children’s Literature Association Quarterly.

40.1, Spring 2015. 97-99.

“Sita, Surpanakha and Kaikeyi as Political Bodies: Representations of Female Sexuality in

Idealised Culture.” Journal of Graphic Novels & Comics 5.2 (2014): 125-36.

“Performative Metafiction: Lemony Snicket, Daniel Handler and The End Of A Series of

Unfortunate Events” The Looking Glass: New Perspectives in Children’s Literature 17.1


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