Dr. Lance Weldy is Professor of English and teaches classes in freshman composition and children’s and young adult literature. He has co-edited several collections of scholarship on children’s literature, including the C. S. Lewis: The Chronicles of Narnia New Casebook and a special issue on Sexualities and Children’s Culture for the Children’s Literature Association Quarterly. His current research interests include the social construction of childhood sexuality and the multivalent nature of queerness and its relation to Christian fundamentalism. His latest publications include “The Queerness of the Man-Child: Narcissism and Silencing in Astrid Lindgren’s Karlson on the Roof Series” and “Visual Identity and the Queer Aesthetics of Passing: Gay Teen Body Politics in Sebastian, Beautiful Thing, and Get Real,” both published in Barnboken: Journal of Children’s Literature Research. His most recent publication is the edited anthology, BJU and Me: Queer Voices from the World’s Most Christian University, published by the University of Georgia Press (June 2022).
PhD, Texas A&M University-Commerce
MA, University of Illinois-Springfield
BA, Bob Jones University