Hannah Helm, who has just recently defended her doctoral thesis, has published her third peer-reviewed journal article. The article is called ‘”She was no taller than your thumb. So she was called Thumbelina”: Gender, Disability, and Visual Forms in Hans Christian Andersen’s “Thumbelina” (1835)”, appears in the Journal of Gender, Ethnic, and Cross-Cultural Studies, 2.1 (2023), pp. 1-21
You can download the full, open access article for free here.
Hannah has also just been awarded a $2500 scholarship from The Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature (University of Florida). The scholarship is called the ‘Louise Seaman Bechtel Visiting Professorship’, and during Hannah’s ten-day visit in November she’ll be conducting further research for a new book proposal in the archives, as well as delivering some taught sessions and a paper presentation to undergraduate English Lit students at the university. The Baldwin has one of the largest collections of Anglo-American children’s literature in the world, so this represents an amazing opportunity.