Alumni Authors


As a celebration of our alumni, each month we will highlight a new book written by one of 
North American-based alumni.

Our December 2020 book is "Re-Enchanted: The Rise of Children's Fantasy Literature in the Twentieth Century" by Maria Sachiko Cecire (Keble, 2006).

Maria Sachiko Cecire is Associate Professor of Literature and the founding Director of the Center for Experimental Humanities at Bard College. Experimental Humanities focuses on how technology mediates what it means to be human and embraces historical, theoretical, and practice-based approaches to this question. Cecire’s research interests include children's literature and youth culture, media and digital studies, medieval literature and its afterlives, and the role of the humanities in contemporary society. She is the author of Re-Enchanted: The Rise of Children’s Fantasy Literature in the Twentieth Century (University of Minnesota Press, 2019), and co-editor of Space and Place in Children’s Literature, 1789-Present (Routledge, 2015) with fellow Oxford alumnae Hannah Field, Kavita Mudan Finn, and Malini Roy. Cecire is also a National Project Scholar for the American Library Association’s Great Stories Club, a reading and discussion group for underserved youth around the US, and is collaborating on an interdisciplinary research project about this population’s intellectual lives and responses to young adult literature. Cecire received her B.A. in English Language and Literature from the University of Chicago, and Master of Studies in English Medieval Studies and a Doctor of Philosophy in English from the University of Oxford, where she was a Rhodes Scholar. She grew up in Newport News, Virginia.

You can purchase Re-Enchanted: The Rise of Children's Fantasy Literature in the Twentieth Century here.


Are you an alumni author?

If you have written a book which was published within the last three years, or is due to be released soon, please email us the following information.

Your full name
Alumni number (or college/year of matriculation)
Title of book
Date of publication
Link to purchase the book online

We thank you for sharing your books with us, and will let you know if you are selected for a feature in the coming months.

Please visit our archive page to look back at previous Alumni Authors


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