Anne Hiebert Alton, Ph.D.
  • Position: Professor of English
  • Department: English Language & Literature
  • Campus Address: Anspach Hall 228
  • Phone: 989-774-3560
  • Email: alton1ah@cmich.edu
  • Vitae: Curriculum Vitae

Website

Courses:

  • ENG 482
  • ENG 583
  • Honors 321A
  • ENG 339
  • ENG 381
  • ENG 581
  • ENG 635C
  • ENG 681
  • ENG 385
  • ENG 547
  • ENG 435
  • ENG 345
  • Honors 321C

Areas of Expertise:

  • Victorian literature
  • Children’s literature
  • Fantasy
  • Young Adult literature
  • the novel

Degrees and Universities:

  • PhD – University of Toronto
  • MA – University of Calgary
  • BA – University of Calgary

Honors and Recognitions:

  • ‘Chip off the ol’ block’ award for excellence in teaching from Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society in April 2002
  • listed in the Who’s Who in Humanities Higher Education from 2005 onwards

Professional Organizations:

  • Bronte Society, Children’s Literature Association, MLA

Selected Publications

Books

Discworld and the Disciplines: Critical Approaches to the Terry Pratchett Works. Ed. Anne Hiebert Alton and William C. Spruiell. North Carolina: McFarland, 2014. [Forthcoming].

Peter Pan [by J.M. Barrie]. A scholarly edition. Peterborough, Ontario: Broadview Press, 2011. 

Arousing Delight: Arthur Rackham, Artist and Illustrator. Mt. Pleasant, MI: Central Michigan University, 2006.

Little Women [by Louisa May Alcott]. A scholarly edition. Peterborough, Ontario: Broadview Press, 2001.

Articles & Book Chapters

“Monsters in Harry Potter.” An Encyclopedia of Literary and Cinematic Monsters. Ashgate Press, 2014. [Forthcoming].

“Jonathan Swift. Monsters in Gulliver’s Travels.” An Encyclopedia of Literary and Cinematic Monsters. Ashgate Press, 2014. [Forthcoming].

“Jabberwock.” An Encyclopedia of Literary and Cinematic Monsters. Ashgate Press, 2014. [Forthcoming].

“Educating the Next Generation.” Clarke Historical Library, 2011.

“Playing the Genre Game: Generic Fusions of the Harry Potter series.” Critical Perspectives on Harry Potter. Ed. Elizabeth E. Heilman. 2nd ed. New York: Routledge, 2008. 199-223.

“Scott Corbett.” Oxford Encyclopedia of Children’s Literature. Ed. Jack Zipes. Oxford: Oxford U.P., 2006. 1: 347. 

“Sheila Greenwald.” Oxford Encyclopedia of Children’s Literature. Ed. Jack Zipes. Oxford: Oxford U.P., 2006. 2:174.

“Norma Klein.” Oxford Encyclopedia of Children’s Literature. Ed. Jack Zipes. Oxford: Oxford U.P., 2006. 2: 371-72.

“Ron Koertge.” Oxford Encyclopedia of Children’s Literature. Ed. Jack Zipes. Oxford: Oxford U.P., 2006. 2: 373-74.

“Ruth Nichols.” Oxford Encyclopedia of Children’s Literature. Ed. Jack Zipes. Oxford: Oxford U.P., 2006. 3: 153-54. 

“Keith Robertson.” Oxford Encyclopedia of Children’s Literature. Ed. Jack Zipes. Oxford: Oxford U.P., 2006. 3: 349-50.

“Mary Rodgers.” Oxford Encyclopedia of Children’s Literature. Ed. Jack Zipes. Oxford: Oxford U.P., 2006. 3: 358. 

“Jay Williams.” Oxford Encyclopedia of Children’s Literature. Ed. Jack Zipes. Oxford: Oxford U.P., 2006. 4: 188-89.

“Helen Lyndon Goff (1899-1996).” Dictionary article. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004.

“Generic Fusion and the Mosaic of Harry Potter.” Harry Potter’s World: Multidisciplinary Critical Perspectives. Ed. Elizabeth Heilman. New York: Routledge, 2003. 141-62.

The Hockey Sweater: A Canadian Cross-Cultural Icon.” Papers: Explorations into Children’s Literature 12:2 (August 2002): 5-13.

“Diane Duane.” Encyclopedia entry. The Cambridge Guide to Children’s Books in English. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001. 424.

“‘Bring the child in you out to play!’: Canadian Children’s Culture and the 1997 Calgary International Children’s Festival.” Canadian Children's Literature 90 (1998): 17-27.

“Changing the World: A Profile of Writer JoAnne James.” Canadian Children's Literature 85 (1997): 31-40.

“Books in the Novels of Charlotte Brontë.” Brontë Society Transactions 21:7 (1996): 265-74.

“Education in Victorian Fact and Fiction: Kay-Shuttleworth and Dickens's Hard Times.” Dickens Quarterly 9:2 (1992): 67-80.​

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