Elizabeth Dulemba



Research title: Tricksters, Witches and Warriors: Rewriting a Patriarchal Narrative in Children's Literature

Research Summary

Elizabeth Dulemba is an award-winning children’s book author/illustrator, speaker (including TED), teacher, and blogger of over three-dozen titles from board books to novels, and is currently Associate Professor of Illustration at Winthrop University in South Carolina (USA). She holds a BFA from the University of Georgia in Graphic Design, an MFA in Illustration from the University of Edinburgh (with Distinction), and is a PhD Researcher in Children’s Literature at the University of Glasgow, submitting fall 2020. In the summers, she is Visiting Associate Professor in the MFA in Children’s Book Writing and Illustrating program at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia.

Her PhD research topic is "Tricksters, Witches, and Warriors: Rewriting a Patriarchal Narrative in Children's Fantasy Literature".



THE BLOOMSBURY INTRODUCTION TO CHILDRNE'S AND YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE (http://www.bloomsbury.com /uk/the-bloomsbury-introduction-to-childrens-and-young-adult-literature-9781472575548/), by Karen Coats, "Author Talkback: Creating A Bird on Water Street,"
Bloomsbury, pp. 340-3.

Reading Changes Blog: "Comparing US and UK Picture Books: An Analysis of Cultural Contexts Between Award-winning Titles" (http://readingchanges.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/comparing-us-and-uk-picture-books.html), July 2017

For a full list of publications, please go to http://dulemba.com/index_writing.html.


Creative Language Practices (https://blogs.glowscotland.org.uk/gc/creativepracticestranslang/) with Lavinia Hirsu

Curious Science, Healthy Outcomes with Dr Dimitra Fimi and Dr Christopher Cunningham

Heart Art: What Makes an ILlustration Resonate with Dr Karen Coats



The Catawba Project: applied Spring 2020 - Raising awareness of available publishing paths for under-represented Native Americans via internships and workshops. (Funding limited by Covid, not awarded)

Curious Science, Healthy Outcomes - University of Glasgow: Research Assistant - Interdisciplinary project with Dr Dimitra Fimi (Professor of Literature, University of Glasgow) and Dr. Chris Cunningham (Behavioural Geneticist, Swansea University), received Strategic Research Allocation Funding, 2018-19

Notions of Translanguaging and Creative Practices in the Classroom and Beyond, with Dr Lavinia Hirsu, supported by the University of Glasgow, Glasgow Knowledge Exchange Fund, and hosted by the Glasgow City Council, the EAL Unit, 2018-19

Heart Art: What Makes an Illustration Resonate, with Dr Karen Coats, book-in-progress


SCBWI Webinar, 24 October 2020: "How to focus your reader's attention"

SCBWI Webinar, 11 January 2020: "Getting Your Pictures Onto the Page" (over 70 attendees)

Vancouver, Canada, University of British Columbia, 3-5 July 2020: 2 papers accepted to the "Fresh from the Fight: Heroes, Tricksters, and Villains in Children's and Young Adult Literature and Culture" - cancelled due to Covid.

Newcastle University, Colloquium, June 6-7, 2019: Talk on Textuality in Children’s Books

University of Glasgow, Gifcon, 23-24 April 2019, attended

SCBWI Europolitan, Zürich, Switzerland, 3-5 May 2019: Delivered "Getting Your Pictures Onto the Page" workshop

IRSCL, Stockholm, Sweden, 14-18 August 2019: Silence and Silencing in Children's Literature - invited, but unable to present for taking up the new position at Winthrop University.

Cambridge University: Synergy and Contradiction: How Picturebooks and Picture Books Work, 6-8 September 2018, panel discussion with Pam Smy, Vivian French, and Dr Karen Coats

University of Glasgow, Children's Literature and Literacies Mini-Conference Lecture, 30 May 2018, 'How Illustrators Direct Your Eye@

University of Glasgow, Gifcon, Panel Chair, 26 April 2018



Crow Not Crow art exhibition, St Andrews Building, November 2018


Winthrop University, Associate Professor of Illustration, August 2019 to present

Hollins University, Visiting Associate Professor in the MFA in Children's Book Writing and Illustrating program, every summer (online in 2020 per Covid)

University of Glasgow, Graduate Teaching Assistant for: Texts for Children, Fall 2018, and Critical Enquiries, Spring 2019

Additional Information

Please visit www.dulemba.com to learn more.