About the author
Lance Weldy received his Ph.D. in English in 2004, specializing in American and Children’s literature. He is Assistant Professor of Children’s Literature at Francis Marion University in Florence, South Carolina. A 2006-2007 Fulbright Fellow lecturer at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, he contributed to and edited an anthology of essays called From Colonialism to the Contemporary: Intertextual Transformation in World Children’s and Youth Literature. His next edited book of essays, Crossing Textual Boundaries in International Children’s Literature, is forthcoming. He has also attended national and international scholarly conferences in American and Children’s Literature, often presenting on the topics of Transformation and Intertextuality.