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Dr. Sarah Winters

Sarah Winters

​Dr. Sarah Winters

Faculty of Arts & Science - Chair, English, Associate Professor
office: H156
email: sarahw@nipissingu.ca
tel: 705.474.3450      
ext: 4452
fax: 705.474.1947


BA, University of Otago;
MA, University of Otago;
PhD, University of Toronto

Areas of Specialization:

Children's Literature; Fantasy; Fandom; Theology and Literature

Research Interests:

Children's and Young Adult Fantasy Since 1950; Evil; Fan Vids

Current & Future Research:

From the White Witch to the Dark Mark: Representations of Evil in Lewis, Cooper, Pullman, and Rowling (monograph)



Hale, Elizabeth and Sarah Fiona Winters. Eds. Marvellous Codes: The Fiction of Margaret Mahy. Wellington: Victoria University Press, 2005.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles and Book Chapters:

"Streaming Scholarship: Using Fan Vids to teach Harry Potter." Children’s Literature in Education. Forthcoming.

"Vidding and the Perversity of Critical Pleasure: Sex, Violence, and Voyeurism in 'Closer' and 'On the Prowl.'" Transformative Works and Cultures 9 (2012).

"Religious Faith and Secular Hope in The Underland Chronicles." The Lion and the Unicorn 36.1 (2012): 1-19.

"Bubble-Wrapped Children and Safe Books for Boys: The Politics of Parenting in Harry Potter." Children’s Literature 39 (2011): 213-33.

"From Satan to Hitler: Theological and Historical Evil in C. S. Lewis, Philip Pullman, and J. K. Rowling." Monsters in the Mirror: Representations of Nazism in Post-War Popular Culture. Ed. Sarah Buttsworth and Maartje Abbenhuis. Santa Barbara: Praeger, 2010. 53-74.

"Aliens in the Landscape: Maori Space and European Time in the Fiction of Margaret Mahy." Children’s Literature Association Quarterly 33.4 (Winter 2008): 408-25.

"Christina Rossetti’s Poetic Vocation." Women’s Writing 12.2 (2005): 291-307.

"Heavenly Bodies in 'The Windhover.'" Hopkins Quarterly 30:1-2 (Winter-Spring 2003): 31-44.

"Good and Evil in the Works of Diana Wynne Jones and J. K. Rowling." Diana Wynne Jones: An Exciting and Exacting Wisdom. Ed. Teya Rosenberg et al. New York: Peter Lang, 2002. 79-95.

"Questioning Milton, Questioning God: Christina Rossetti’s Challenges to Authority in Goblin Market and The Prince’s Progress." The Journal of Pre-Raphaelite Studies 10 (Fall 2001): 14-26.

Courses Taught:

  • ENGL2445
  • ENGL/RLCT2127
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