C19 Childhood and the Making of the Innocent Adult

Nat Hurley

University of Alberta

Nat Hurley is Associate Professor in the Department of English and Film Studies and Director of the Office of Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of Alberta. She is the co-editor, with Steven Bruhm, of Curiouser: On the Queerness of Children (U of Minnesota P, 2004) and editor of Childhood and Its Discontents, a special double issue of ESC: English Studies in Canada (38.3-4, 2012). Her book, Circulating Queerness: Before the Gay and Lesbian Novel is forthcoming from University of Minnesota (Spring 2018. She has also published articles and book chapters on American literature, children’s literature, and queer theory.


My short essay will discuss Melville’s Typee as a work of children’s literature and a work of queer literature through processes of circulation, revision, and the making of euphemism. I read this process as a case study... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Nat Hurley (University of Alberta)

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Childhood Teleologies: Climates of Growth


S7b » Seminar 7.b: Childhood Teleologies: Climates of Growth II (10:15 - Saturday, 24th March, Boardroom East)

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