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Elaine Ostry

Associate Professor of English


  • Ph.D., University of Toronto (1998)
  • M.A., Dalhousie University
  • B.A., University of Alberta


Teaching Areas

  • Children’s literature
  • Young Adult literature
  • Nineteenth-century literature

Research and Publications

  • Utopian and Dystopian Writing for Children and Young Adults, essay collection co-edited with Dr. Carrie Hintz. NY: Routledge, 2003.
  • Magical Growth and Moral Lessons; or, How the Conduct Book Informed Victorian and Edwardian Children’s Fantasy”The Lion and the Unicorn 27 (January 2003): 27–56.
  • Accepting Mudbloods: the Ambivalent Social Vision of J.K. Rowling’s Fairy Tales.” in Reading Harry Potter: Critical Essays. Ed. Giselle Anatol. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2003. 89–102.
  • Social Dreaming: Dickens and the Fairy Tale. NY: Routledge, 2002.
  • Children’s and Young Adult literature
  • Victorian literature
  • Charles Dickens
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