TL 328 Survey of Children's Literature
ENGL 359 Young Adult Literature
ENGL 423 Methods and Materials for Middle/Secondary English
Children's and YA Literature
Midkiff, Emily. Equipping Space Cadets: Primary Science Fiction for Young Children, University Press of Mississippi, 2022.
Journal Articles and Book Chapters
Midkiff, Emily. “‘This malfeasance must be stopped!’: Flora & Ulysses and the Literary Quality of Children’s Books.” Children’s Literature Association Quarterly, forthcoming 2023.
Midkiff, Emily. “Anglophone Print Fiction: Children’s and Young Adult Works.” New Routledge Companion to Science Fiction, edited by Mark Bould, Andrew M. Butler, Adam Roberts, and Sherryl Vint, forthcoming 2023.
Midkiff, Emily. “Not Just Boys and Toys: Gender and Intersectionality in SF for Children.” Routledge Companion to Gender and Science Fiction edited by Sonja Fritzsche, Keren Omry, Wendy Pierson, and Lisa Yaszek, 2023.
Midkiff, Emily. “Young Adult sf.” The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, edited by John Clute and David Langford, 2022.
Midkiff, Emily and Sara Austin. “The Disneyfication of Climate Crisis: Negotiating Responsibility and Climate Action in Frozen, Moana, and Frozen 2.” The Lion and the Unicorn, vol. 45, no. 2, 2021.
Midkiff, Emily and Sara Austin, eds. Introduction and editing of “Special issue on “Expanding the Archive.” Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts, vol. 31, no. 2, 2021.
Midkiff, Emily. “The Alien Child.” Introductory essay for Aliens in Popular Culture, edited by Michael Levy and Farah Mendlesohn, Greenwood Press, 2019.
Midkiff, Emily. “Dr. Xargle.” Entry in Aliens in Popular Culture, edited by Michael Levy and Farah Mendlesohn, Greenwood Press, 2019.
Midkiff, Emily. “Cylons, Dolls, and Hosts: The Cyborg Plot Twist in Science Fiction Television.” The Popular Culture Studies Journal, vol. 6, no. 2-3, 2018, pp. 4-27.
Midkiff, Emily and Bonnie Laabs. “Inspired Inquiry: Crafting K-5 STEM Lessons with Science Fiction.” K-12 STEM Education, vol. 4, no. 1, 2018, pp. 289-296.
Midkiff, Emily “Growing Out of It: The Hobbit Films and Young People.” Participations, vol. 13, no. 2, 2016, pp. 1-14.
Midkiff, Emily. “The Impossible Child Scholar: On Crafting a Digital Exhibit with the Kerlan’s Melissa Sweet Collection.” Children and Libraries, vol. 14, no. 3, 2016, pp. 28-32.
Oziewicz, Marek and Emily Midkiff. “‘The Handling of Power’: An Interview with Nancy Farmer.” The Lion and the Unicorn, vol. 40, no. 1, 2016, pp. 100-113.
Midkiff, Emily. “Burning Bridges: How Dragons Challenge the Justifications of Humanity.” Fastitocalon: Studies in Fantasticism Ancient to Modern, vol. IV, edited by Marek Oziewicz and D. Hade, 2014, pp. 23-38.
Midkiff, Emily. “Dragons are Tricksy”: The Uncanny Dragons of Children’s Literature.” Fafnir- Nordic Journal of Science Fiction and Fantasy Research, vol 1, no. 2, 2014, pp. 41-54.
Oziewicz, Marek and Emily Midkiff. “The ‘Asian Invasion’: An Interview with Gene Luen Yang.” With Marek Oziewicz. The Lion and the Unicorn, vol. 38, no. 1, 2014, pp. 123-132.
Dos Reis, Orlando and Emily Midkiff. “Dragons in Hereville: Comics as a Vehicle for Fairy Tales.” New Fairy Tales: Essays and Stories, edited by John Patrick Pazdziora and Defne Cizakca, Unlocking Press, 2013, pp. 359-370.
Reviews, Magazine Articles, Blogs, and Other Publications
Midkiff, Emily. “Send Latinx Kids to the Stars! A Call for More Latin@Futurism in Children’s Lit” Latinxs in Kid Lit, 31 August 2022.
Midkiff, Emily. “Ten Science Fiction Books for Elementary Kids.” Nerdy Book Club, 1 July 2022.
Midkiff, Emily. “Using Sci-Fi in the Science Classroom.” Edutopia, 2 June 2022
Midkiff, Emily. “Sci-Fi for Kids Is a Missed Publishing Opportunity.” Publisher’s Weekly, 2 May 2022.
Midkiff, Emily. “Why Isn’t There More Science Fiction for Young Children?” Unleashing Readers, April 24 2022.
Midkiff, Emily. “First Opinion: Reach for the Moon.” First Opinions, Second Reactions, vol. 8, no. 2, 2015, pp. 26-28.
Midkiff, Emily. Balloons Over Broadway, Melissa Sweet, and the Engineering of a Picturebook. 5 May 2015. Digital exhibit.
Midkiff, Emily. “The Fantasy Film by Katherine A. Fowkes (Review).” Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts, vol. 24, no. 2, 2014.
PhD, University of Minnesota
MA, Kansas State University