Sunday, June 13, 2010

Tarbox, LaHaie, Meeusen, and Halko Present at ChLA

On Saturday, June 12, 2010, Gwen Tarbox, doctoral candidate Jeanne LaHaie, and WMU alums Dr. Gabrielle Halko (Assistant Professor, West Chester University) and Meghann Meeusen (doctoral candidate, PhD in Children's Literature program at Illinois State University) presented papers at the Children's Literature Association Conference, hosted this year by Eastern Michigan University. Their panel, "Mommy Dearest, Derailed, or Dangerous: The Maternal Figure in Contemporary Children's and Adolescent Literature," generated lots of lively discussion.

Also presenting at the conference were former visiting Assistant Professors Dr. Lance Weldy (now at Francis Marion University) and Dr. Tammy Mielke (now at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte), as well as WMU English Education alum, Dr. Thomas Crisp (now an Assistant Professor at the University of South Florida).

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