Kenneth Kidd

Kenneth Kidd, a professor of English at the University of Florida, is the author of Making American Boys: Boyology and the Feral Tale (University of Minnesota,2004), and Freud in Oz: At the Intersections of Psychoanalysis and Children’s Literature (University of Minnesota Press, 2011). He has also co-edited three additional books that highlight both the literary and the political significance of contemporary YA fiction: WildThings: Children’s Culture and Ecocriticism (Wayne State University Press, 2004); Over the Rainbow: Queer Children’s and Young Adult Literature (University of MichiganPress, 2011); and Prizing Children’s Literature: The Cultural Politics of Children’s Book Awards (Routledge, 2017).


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