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Michelle Superle

Dr.  Michelle Superle

Associate Professor, English

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Biography

Michelle Superle (PhD, University of Newcastle, UK) is an Associate Professor in the English department, where she teaches composition, creative writing, and literature courses. Superle is fascinated by narratives about food generally and agriculture specifically—not simply because they’re interesting, but also for their potential to influence readers. In 2019 she will begin the research for Picturing Agriculture, a monograph examining how children’s picture books from various eras and nations portray farming. She is interested in discovering whether these works have the potential to inspire young readers to participate in regenerative agriculture projects.

Relevant publications:

Superle, Michelle. “A Grand Cause: Representations of Children’s Contributions to Regenerative Agriculture.” In Intergenerational Solidarity in Children’s Literature. Eds. Justyna Deszcz-Tryhubczak and Zoe Jacques. Forthcoming: University of Mississippi Press.

Superle, Michelle. “Mother’s Milk: The Politics of Food in South Asian Children’s Novels.” In the Journal of Children’s Literature (India). July 2008.

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