Centre for Research in Young People's Texts and Cultures

People

Doris Wolf

Doris Wolf

Director of CRYTC
Associate Professor, Department of English

Originally from the so-called "centre" of Canada, Ontario, I have made my home on the prairies for more than a decade now. After completing my undergraduate degree at Carleton University in Ottawa and working as an editor for a large publishing house in Toronto for a couple of years, I ventured West to do graduate studies, first to Calgary (MA, University of Calgary) and then to Edmonton (PhD, University of Alberta)...more
Larissa Wodtke

Larissa Wodtke

Research Coordinator of CRYTC
Managing Editor of Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures

I completed my BA (Honors) in English here at the University of Winnipeg, and I also have a Creative Communications Diploma from Red River College and a MA in Rhetoric and Communication Design at the University of Waterloo. My MA thesis, entitled Does NME Even Know What a Music Blog Is?: The Rhetoric and Social Meaning of MP3 Blogs, argues that MP3 files greatly affect MP3 blogs...more
Mavis Reimer

Mavis Reimer

Dean of Graduate Studies

Professor, Department of English

Canada Research Chair in Young People's Texts and Cultures, 2005-2015

My first graduate degree was an M.A. for which I wrote a thesis about Renaissance and Jacobean drama...more
Murray Evans

Murray Evans

Professor Emeritus, Department of English

My interest in teaching children’s literature arises from a number of aspects of my academic background. After my Master’s thesis work on Charles Williams, friend of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien, the fantasies of Williams, Lewis, and other so-called “Inklings” became one of my imaginative centres for the field...more
Perry Nodelman

Perry Nodelman

Professor Emeritus

I received my Ph.D. as a specialist in Victorian literature from Yale (1969 — I did a dissertation on the poetry of Tennyson-- but since about 1975 I've concentrated on teaching and writing about children's literature...more

Deborah Schnitzer

Deborah Schnitzer

Professor Emerita

My interest in inter-arts analysis led to the exploration of correlatives in vision and technique between modernist narratives and experimental forms conceived by writers like Stephen Crane, Ernest Hemingway, James Joyce, D. H. Lawrence, Virginia Woolf, and Gertrude Stein and modernist artists from...more
Heather Snell

Heather Snell

Associate Professor

While my primary field of interest is postcolonial cultural studies, my fascination with postcolonial representations of children has increasingly led me toward research in young people’s texts and cultures. As evidenced by the popularity of the postcolonial Bildungsroman or novel of development, among other forms, representations of children, adolescents, teens, and youth generally are abundant in postcolonial literatures, films, and other media... more
Catherine Tosenberger

Catherine Tosenberger

Associate Professor

I began my graduate work studying folklore, specifically the European fairy tale canon. Of course, when studying fairy tales, one runs smack into children’s literature. I became fascinated with the process by which these stories – many of which, as recorded, were not in keeping with our modern notions of “kid-friendly” – were repackaged as entertainments for children. Folklore studies arose during the same period as the “Romantic” child...more
Jenny Wills

Jenny Wills

Associate Professor

I joined the faculty in the English Department at the University of Winnipeg in July 2011 as assistant professor of American texts and culture, having moved from Montréal, Québec. My graduate work was done at Wilfrid Laurier University...more

UW Youth and Culture Research Cluster


Mark Golden

Mark Golden

Professor Emeritus, Department of Classics

Dr. Mark Golden was born in Winnipeg, raised on Ottawa, and earned a PhD in Classics from the University of Toronto in 1981. He has worked at the University of Winnipeg since 1982 and has written many articles on the history of childhood in the ancient world...more

Karen Magro

Associate Professor, English Language Arts, Adult Learning, and Educational Psychology

Dr. Karen M. Magro is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education. Her research interests include transcultural literacies, adult learning and literacy, refugee and newcomer studies, social justice education, cultural and emotional literacies, creativity, and transformative approaches to teaching English language arts...more

Affiliates


Sabah Aisawi

Sabah Aisawi

Assistant Professor
University of Dammam

From February to June 2012, the Centre for Research in Young People's Texts and Cultures (CRYTC) hosted Dr. Sabah Aisawi, Associate Professor at the College of Arts, University of Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as a Visiting Researcher in the Centre. ...more
Kristine Alexander

Kristine Alexander

Canada Research Chair in Child and Youth Studies
Assistant Professor of History
Director, Institute for Child and Youth Studies (I-CYS)
The University of Lethbridge

My interest in young people’s texts and cultures began at the University of Winnipeg, where I took courses with historian of childhood Tamara Myers and CRYTC-affiliated U of W English professors Murray Evans, Mavis Reimer, and Deborah Schnitzer. I went on to graduate studies in History at York University...more
Grit Alter

Grit Alter

Research Associate
University of Innsbruck

I studied English and Philosophy to receive a teaching degree for secondary schools from Greifswald University, Germany, in 2007. After my practical training at a secondary school in Greifswald (2007-2009), I worked at several universities in Germany (Hildesheim, Mainz, Münster, 2009-2015) and received my PhD from the University of Münster in 2014. My dissertation was published under the title Inter- and Transcultural Learning in the Context of Canadian Young Adult Fiction...more
Clare Bradford

Clare Bradford

Professor and Visiting Trudeau Fellow
Deakin University

Clare Bradford is a Professor in the Faculty of Arts and Education on the Melbourne campus of Deakin University, Australia. Much of her research has centred on postcolonial readings of children’s texts...more

Chris Campbell

Chris Campbell

Research Coordinator

Christopher Campbell received his B.A. Hons. in English and Philosophy (2010) and his M.A. in Cultural Studies (2011) from The University of Winnipeg. His research work has included extensive work on LGBTQ-inclusive education practices, as well as work on visual queer cultures, creative writing, writing cultures,....more

Debra Dudek

Debra Dudek

Senior Lecturer
University of Wollongong

Dr. Debra Dudek works at the University of Wollongong, Australia as a Senior Lecturer in English Literatures, as an Associate Dean (International), and as Director of the Centre for Canadian-Australian Studies....more
Debra Dudek

Angela Dwyer

Associate Professor
University of Tasmania
Adjunct Professor
Queensland University of Technology

Dr Angela Dwyer is an Associate Professor in Police Studies and Emergency Management at the School of Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, University of Tasmania. She is a Senior Researcher in the Tasmanian Institute of Law Enforcement Studies and a member of the "Vulnerability, Resilience, and Policing Research Consortium"....more
Naomi Hamer

Naomi Hamer

Assistant Professor

Naomi Hamer is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English, University of Winnipeg, affiliated with the Centre for Research in Young People’s Texts and Cultures. She holds a Ph.D in children’s culture and media from the Institute of Education, University College London...more

Benjamin Lefebvre

Benjamin Lefebvre

Copy Editor, Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures

Both my research and my teaching in the field of young people’s texts and cultures consider print, screen, and material texts for young people, the industries that produce and circulate them, the political and ideological agendas that shape them...more
Ann Marie Murnaghan

Ann Marie Murnaghan

Research Associate

Ann Marie F. Murnaghan, PhD, is a Research Associate of CRYTC. She researches and teaches about nature in the city and children's geographies and is passionate about the role of the scholar in the community...more
charlie peters

charlie peters

Research Associate

charlie peters is a communications consultant and an independent scholar who teaches courses and does research at the University of Winnipeg, where she has been an editor of Jeunesse and an associate of the Centre for Research in Young People’s Texts and Cultures....more
Laurent Poliquin

Laurent Poliquin

Assistant Professor
Université de Saint-Boniface

Laurent Poliquin is an Assistant Professor in the Department of French Studies, language and literature at the Université de Saint-Boniface, and a member of the Centre de recherche en civilisation canadienne-française (CRCCF) and the Centre for Research in Young People’s Texts and Cultures....more
Anne Rusnak

Anne Rusnak

Retired Instructor III

I first became interested in Francophone adolescent literature as I researched the theme of the quest in early 20th century French literature while preparing my Master's thesis in French. Amongst the archetypal images of humankind, the theme of the quest is fundamental...more
Kay Stone

Kay Stone

Professor Emerita

I completed BA and MS degrees in cultural geography, after which I spent two years as a geography editor in Chicago. I returned to academic world in 1966 as a folklore student at Indiana University, completing a doctoral degree in 1975. My dissertation was an exploration of women in folktales, which eventually led...more

Catherine Taylor

Catherine Taylor

Professor

Dr. Catherine Taylor is Professor and Director of Academic Programs in the Faculty of Education and Professor in the Faculty of Rhetoric, Writing, & Communications at the University of Winnipeg in Manitoba, Canada. Her recent work on research ethics, LGBTQ wellbeing and LGBTQ-inclusive education has been published widely...more