My areas of specialization are Victorian literature and culture, with particular emphasis on gender, family, and childhood; I have also published work on American texts, particularly those of the nineteenth century.
education and training
- Kim, S., & Nelson, C. (2018). Navigating Between Home and Empire: Mobility and Male Friendship in Tom Brown’s Schooldays and The Three Midshipmen. Children's Literature in Education. 49(3), 323-337.
- Claudia Nelson, .. (2018). “Masked Kidnappers”: Representing Adoptive Mothers, 1939–2010. Adoption & Culture. 6(1), 94-94.
- Nelson, C. B. (2015). Adapting Chinese Children's Texts for U .S .Readers：Three Case Studies. Journal of Ocean University of China. (2), 46-50.
- Morey, A., & Nelson, C. (2015). "A God Buys Us Cheeseburgers": Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson Series and America's Culture Wars. The Lion and the Unicorn. 39(3), 235-253.
- Nelson, C. (2013). Adoption, Fostering, and the Poor. Victorian Review. 39(2), 57-61.
- Nelson, C., & Morey, A. (2019). Topologies of the Classical World in Children's Fiction Palimpsests, Maps, and Fractals. Oxford University Press.
- Dau, D., & Preston, S. (2015). Queer Victorian Families. Routledge.
- Nelson, C. B., & Morris, M. R. (2014). Representing Children in Chinese and U.S. Children's Literature. Ashgate Publishing, Ltd..
- Nelson, C. (2012). Precocious children and childish adults: Age inversion in Victorian literature. JHU Press.
- Nelson, C. (2010). Invisible Men Fatherhood in Victorian Periodicals, 1850-1910. University of Georgia Press.
- Nelson, C. (2020). Orphans, Money and Marriage in Sensation Novels by Wilkie Collins and Philip Pullman. Warren, D., & Peters, L. (Eds.), Rereading Orphanhood: Texts, Inheritance, Kin. (pp. 248-267). Edinburgh University Press.
- Nelson, C. (2017). Growing Up: Childhood. A Companion to Victorian Literature and Culture. (pp. 67-81). Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
- Nelson, C. (2016). Adult Children’s Literature in Victorian Britain. Denisoff, D. (Eds.), The Nineteenth-Century Child and Consumer Culture. (pp. 137-149). Routledge.
- Nelson, C. (2016). Representing Children in Chinese and U.S. Children's Literature. Nelson, C., & Morris, R. (Eds.), Representing Children in Chinese and U.S. Children's Literature. (pp. 137-146). Routledge.
- Nelson, C. (2015). Children’s writing. Peterson, L. H. (Eds.), The Cambridge Companion to Victorian Women's Writing. (pp. 251-264). Cambridge University Press.
- (2013). British Family Life, 1780-1914. Pickering & Chatto Limited.
- (2010). The Girl's Own Cultural Histories of the Anglo-American Girl, 1830-1915. University of Georgia Press.
- (2013). The Story of the Treasure Seekers and The Wouldbegoods. Palgrave MacMillan.
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chaired theses and dissertations
- Talafuse, Elizabeth (2014-08). I Am the Monster: Self and the Monstrous Feminine in Contemporary Young Adult Literature. (Doctoral Dissertation)
- Fritz, Sonya Sawyer (2010-12). Girlhood Geographies: Mapping Gendered Spaces in Victorian Literature for Children. (Doctoral Dissertation)
- Day, Sara K. (2010-08). Narrative Intimacy in Contemporary American Fiction for Adolescent Women. (Doctoral Dissertation)
- Ashie, Christina Anne (2008-05). Model minority mothering: biculturalism in action. (Master's Thesis)
Texas A&M University; English; 4227 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-4227