Children’s literature and culture, the visual and material cultures of childhood and girlhood, and the Victorian Age.
Dr. Vallone was the chair of the Department of Childhood Studies from 2008 until 2011 and returned to the position in the summer of 2013. She is the author of Disciplines of Virtue: Girls’ Culture in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries (1995, Yale) and Becoming Victoria (2001, Yale; a cultural biography of the young Queen Victoria) and the co-editor of The Norton Anthology of Children’s Literature (2005, Norton), Virtual Gender: Fantasies of Subjectivity and Embodiment, The Girl’s Own: Cultural Histories of the Anglo-American Girl, 1830-1915, and The Oxford Handbook of Children’s Literature (2011, Oxford). The Oxford Handbook of Children’s Literature was awarded the Children’s Literature Association’s best edited book of 2011. Dr. Vallone is currently completing a book tentatively titled Big and Small. This book historicizes the idea that size and scale help to organize the ways that we behave and look at the world.
Dr. Vallone received her Ph.D. from SUNY Buffalo and joined Rutgers from Texas A&M University in College Station, TX.
The Oxford Handbook of Children’s Literature, co-edited with Julia Mickenberg. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. 583 pp.
The Norton Anthology of Children’s Literature, Jack Zipes, general editor; Lissa Paul and Lynne Vallone, associate general editors; Peter Hunt, Gillian Avery, sub-editors, 2005. 2,471 pp.
Becoming Victoria. Yale University Press, 2001. 256 pp.
Virtual Gender: Fantasies of Subjectivity and Embodiment. Co-editor, with Mary Ann O’Farrell. University of Michigan Press, 1999. 255 pp.
Disciplines of Virtue: Girls’ Culture in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries. Yale University Press, 1995. 230 pp.
The Girl’s Own: Cultural Histories of the Anglo-American Girl, 1830-1915. Co-editor, with Claudia Nelson. University of Georgia Press, 1994. 296 pp.
Articles and Book Chapters:
“Doing Childhood Studies: The View From Within.” The Children’s Table: Childhood Studies and the Humanities, ed. Anna Mae. Duane. University of Georgia Press (2013): 238-254.
“Ideas of Difference in Children’s Literature.” Cambridge Companion to Children’s Literature. Edited by Matthew O. Grenby and Andrea Immel. Cambridge University Press (2009): 174-189.
“History Girls: Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Historiography and the Case of Mary, Queen of Scots.” Children’s Literature 36 (2008): 1-23.
“The Department of Childhood Studies at Rutgers University, Camden.” History of Education and Children’s Literature 3.1 (2008): 467-469.
“Uncanny Visitors: The Child Ghost in ‘Haunted’ Children’s Literature.” GRAAT 36, Histoires d’enfant, histories d’enfance;Stories for Children, Histories of Childhood (June 2007): 21-34.
Book-length project on the conflict between big and small in literary and cultural practices from the 18th to 21st centuries, tentatively titled “Big and Small: Literary and Cultural Tales of Size and Scale.”
Proseminar in Childhood Studies, Literature for Children, Literature for Adolescents, Visual and Material Cultures of Childhood.
Co-general editor, Classics of Children’s Literature series, Palgrave Macmillan (2011-present)
Associate editor, Children’s Literature Association Quarterly (2009-2013)