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B.A., 1992, West Chester University
M.A., 1994, Simmons College
Ph.D., 2001, University of Southern Mississippi
Lorinda B. Cohoon specializes in children's literature, childhood in literature, American
literature to 1900, and women in literature. Her current research focuses on children's
periodicals and constructions of childhood citizenships.
- "Necessary Badness: Reconstructing Post-Bellum Boyhood Citizenships in Our Young Folks
and The Story of A Bad Boy. Children's Literature Association Quarterly 29.1-2 (Spring/Summer 2004): 5-31.
- "Thank Goodness the Goose is Here: Creativity and Women's Writing in Eudora Welty's
The Shoe Bird." Children's Literature in Education 33.3 (Sept. 2002): 185-201.
- "Jacob Abbott's 'Jonas' Books and the Construction of an 1840s Middle-Class Boyhood."
Dime Novel Round-Up 70.2 (April 2001): 43-56.