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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Nancy L. Huse  

Pen Name: Nancy Lyman Huse


Audience: Children;

Born: N/A

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Illinois Connection

Nancy Huse is Professor of English and Chair, Department of English, at Augustana College.

Biographical and Professional Information

Nancy Huse holds a PhD in English from the University of Chicago. She has published numerous articles and delivered many presentations on American and children’s literature. She was the Children’s Literature Association President, as well as a member of the Illinois Council of Teachers of English. Her interests include children and young adult’s literature, English and American language literature, African American literature, and women and gender studies.

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Selected Titles At Your Library

John Hersey and James Agee :
ISBN: 0816180199. OCLC Number: 4076576

G.K. Hall,. .

Noel Streatfeild /
ISBN: 0805745157. OCLC Number: 30473995

Twayne ;. .

In this comprehensive analysis of a woman hailed by her fellow Britons as a "National Monument," Nancy Huse argues that Streatfeild's work challenges the status of "girls' books," described in most criticism as ephemeral or constituting a category separate from "great books." Huse attributes the appeal of Streatfeild's books to their contemporary themes and traditional values and finds that in exploring the tensions of heredity and environment Streatfeild anticipated many contemporary questions about the role of women, the structure of the family, and the implications of the class system. In particular, Huse notes, Streatfeild (in both her children's and adult novels) used the poverty of women and their work in the domestic sphere to link the public with the private worlds shaping children.

The survival tales of John Hersey /
ISBN: 0878752382. OCLC Number: 10070261

Whitston Pub. Co.,. .