Children's Literature, Childhood, and Helen Hunt Jackson's Growth into Authorship

Lesley Ginsberg

University of Colorado

Lesley Ginsberg is Associate Professor at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, where she chaired the Department of English (2011-2016). Her work on nineteenth-century American literature has appeared in journals including American Literature, Studies in American Fiction, and the Nathaniel Hawthorne Review. She has published book chapters in American Gothic, The American Child, Popular Nineteenth-Century American Women Writers and the Literary Marketplace, and The Children’s Table. With Monika M. Elbert, she co-edited Romantic Education in Nineteenth-Century American Literature: National and Transatlantic Contexts (Routledge 2015).


The links between Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1852) and Helen Hunt Jackson’s Ramona (1884) are well-known. Like Stowe, who in part credited the death of her son Charley with the impetus to write, Jackson (then H.H.) took... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Lesley Ginsberg (University of Colorado)

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Childhood Teleologies: Climates of Growth


S7a » Seminar 7.a: Childhood Teleologies: Climates of Growth I (15:45 - Friday, 23rd March, Boardroom East)

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