Professor / Graduate Faculty
Ph.D. 1991, Duke University
Naomi Wood specializes in literature for and about children with particular interest in Victorian literature and culture. Wood's article "Gold Standards and Silver Subversions: Treasure Island and the Romance of Money" received an honor award for criticism from the Children's Literature Association in 1999. She has published on Victorian fantasists, Walt Disney's Cinderella and Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials. She is currently researching the theological work of children's fantasy from the nineteenth century to the present. She serves the English Department as Director of Undergraduate Studies, overseeing outreach, advising, curriculum, and other aspects of undergraduate life. Since 2009, she has co-edited The Lion and the Unicorn with David Russell and Karin Westman.