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Caren J. Town


Professor of Literature

3304D Newton

Ph.D., University of Washington, 1987

I am currently at work on a book on American GLBTQ young adult fiction, which is an outgrowth of my most recent book on censorship and adolescent fiction. In my teaching, I am most interested in works that are (or have been) considered marginal or controversial.
American Realism
Adolescent Literature
American Literature II
World Literature
Teaching Literature
Unsuitable Books: Censorship and Young Adult Fiction. Jefferson, NC: McFarland Press, 2014.
“We’re All Teachers of English: The (Rocky) Road to Collaboration.” Transforming English Studies: New Voices in an Emerging Genre. Eds. Lori Ostergaard, Jeff Ludwig, and Jim Nugent. West Lafayette, IN: Parlor Press, 2009. 53-67.
“Body of Evidence/Body as Evidence in The Sculptress.” Minette Walters and the Meaning of Justice: Essays on the Crime Novels. Eds. Mary Hadley and Sarah D Fogle. Jefferson, NC: McFarland Press, 2008. 49-65.
The New Southern Girl. Jefferson, NC: McFarland Press, 2004.
“A Scarlet Tanager on an Ice-Floe: Men, Women and History on Main Street.” Sinclair Lewis: New Essays in Criticism. Ed. James M. Hutchisson. Troy, NY: Whitson, 1997. 80-93.

Last updated: 11/12/2020