CLGO is an interdisciplinary UNC Charlotte graduate organization that encourages students to come together in a shared love for children's literature, regardless of concentration. Through monthly meetings, we provide opportunities for our members to learn about the field of children's literature, explore career options, prepare for conferences, and attend social events that surround our passion for the field.
The CLGO has partnered with the English Graduate Student Association to hold a joint graduate student conference on January 31, 2019.
We hope to continue volunteering both on campus and in the greater Charlotte community and to continue sponsoring fun informative events. The 2019-2020 year looks very promising, and we look forward to seeing all of you at upcoming events.
Meet Our Officers for 2020-2021:
Mikayla Marlow, President
Hi, everyone. My name is Mikayla, and I am excited to serve as your CLGO President this year. I am a second year Graduate Assistant pursuing my Master’s in English with an emphasis in Children’s Literature. I am excited to teach a course this year on Children’s Gothic/Horror Literature. When I’m not studying, I can be found perusing bookstores, drinking coffee, or playing music. My goal is to start my own editing company for fiction and nonfiction writers while also working to be published myself. I look forward to knowing you all! Please contact me at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Makayla Moore, Vice President
Hi, everyone! I’m Makayla, and I will be your CLGO Vice President this year. I am a second year graduate student, and I am pursuing my Master’s in English with a focus on Children’s Literature. I graduated from UNCC last spring with my B.A. in English. When I’m not studying, I love going to coffee shops, bookstores, and wineries. My goal is to one day earn my Ph.D. and become a professor and a writer. Please feel free to contact me anytime. I can be reached at <email@example.com>.
C. J. Cowan, Secretary
Greetings. everyone! My name is Candice Cowan, but I go by C.J. I will be your CLGO Secretary this year. I am a first-year graduate student, and I am pursuing my Master’s in English with a focus in Children’s Literature. I graduated from Arizona State University last December with my B.A. in English and a minor in Anthropology. I am fueled by tea, wine, and cheese. My goal is to earn a Ph.D. where I can become a professor and further my research into fairy tales, folklore, and mythology. I look forward to meeting you all, virtually and in person! Please feel free to contact me anytime at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Kalei Woodford, Treasurer
Hello! I am Kalei Woodford. I’m the treasurer for CGLO. I am a first year masters student in English with a concentration in children’s literature. I graduated from UNCC last spring with a BA in history and English with a concentration in literature and culture. In my free time I’m either at fencing practice or playing D&D with my friends. My goal is to earn a PhD at UNC and become an English professor as well as a writer. Feel free to contact me at <email@example.com>.
Trina Rumfelt, GPSG Senator
Hi Everyone! My name is Trina Rumfelt and I am excited to serve as CLGO Senator this year! I am a first year English graduate and a second year Religious Studies graduate pursuing both degrees in order to enhance both B.A. degrees in English and Religious Studies by not only being professionally educated with the degrees, but to also gain insightful knowledge within the different concentration levels of religious studies and children’s literary concepts that encompasses the culture and lives of many different people of all ages throughout the world. I received both my English and Religious Studies undergraduate degrees from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and graduated with Honors Distinction. My future career plans are to engage myself by learning from others while educating students worldwide. My background has always been to meet new people while seeking to continuously educate myself. When I do not have my nose in a book, you can find me scuba diving in countries around the world. Please feel free to contact me anytime at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Faculty Advisor: Prof. Paula Connolly [email@example.com]
Resources for the Study of Children's Literature
- Children's Literature Association
- Society of Children's Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) — Carolinas Chapter
Children's literature peer-reviewed publications:
- Children's Literature — published annually by the Children's Literature Association (Best accessed through Project Muse)
- Children's Literature Association Quarterly — published quarterly by the Children's Literature Association (Best accessed through Project Muse)
- The Lion and the Unicorn — published quarterly by John's Hopkins Press (Best accessed through Project Muse)
- Children's Literature in Education — published quarterly by Springer (Best accessed through SpringerLInk)
- The Looking Glass — an online peer-reviewed journal (Of particular interest is the column "Emerging Voices" which encourages submissions from graduate students.)
- Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures — an international journal, published biannually.
- Rutgers Children's Literature LISTSERV — to subscribe, email firstname.lastname@example.org
- UNC Charlotte English Department LISTSERV — to subscribe, email email@example.com with the subject line SUBSCRIBE ENGLGRAD first-name last-name
For a comprehensive list of children's literature resources, visit the Children's Literature Association website.