book cover Cultural History of Fairy TalesNaomi Wood

Professor / Graduate Faculty

Ph.D. 1991, Duke University

Office: English/Counseling Services Bldg. 124-B

Fields of interest:
19th Century British Literature and Culture; Children's Literature; Women's Studies; Literature and the Environment

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. Since 2009, she has co-edited The Lion and the Unicorn with David Russell and Karin Westman. Her most recent work includes an edited collection, A Cultural History of Fairy Tales in the Long Nineteenth Century (Bloomsbury Academic, 2021) and a special issue of The Lion and the Unicorn on postcolonial children's and young adult fantasy, co-edited with Anuja Madan.