Position: Professor of English
Campus Address: Anspach Hall 228
Phone: 989-774-3560
Email: alton1ah@cmich.edu
Vitae: Curriculum Vitae
Personal Website


Courses:

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


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.​