The Institute for Child and Youth Studies is proud and honoured to welcome Dr. Elizabeth Galway in becoming Co-Director.
Dr. Elizabeth Galway is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Lethbridge. She teaches courses on children's literature, nineteenth-century literature, and early Canadian literature. She is the author of From Nursery Rhymes to Nationhood: Children's Literature and the Construction of Canadian Identity (Routledge, 2008), in which she examines the role of Anglophone children's literature in shaping notions of Canadian national identity from Confederation to the first decade of the twentieth century. She is currently writing a monograph on British, Canadian, and American children's literature from the First World War, and is particularly interested in how this material constructs notions of gender, nationhood, and childhood itself. Other research interests include the figure of the child in nineteenth-century literature for adults, representations of the Ancient World in children's literature, northern Canadian childhoods, and interwar children's literature (particularly that by Arthur Ransome). Dr. Galway brings $15,500 from the Strategic Opportunities Fund (University of Lethbridge) to support Activities and Outreach for I-CYS for 2018-2019.