Barbara Tannert-Smith / Associate Professor


Barbara Tannert-Smith was born in Weehawken, New Jersey and received a B.A. and an M.F.A. from the University of Massachusetts. Barbara's fiction has recently appeared in ParadigmRose and Thorn and ken*again and her non-fiction in Errant Parent and How to Write About Writers.  Barbara is currently studying the representation of trauma in Young Adult Literature, and her article, "'Like Falling Up Into a Storybook': Trauma and Intertextual Repetition in Laurie Halse Anderson's Speak," was published in Children's Literature Association Quarterly 35.4 (2010). She has also contributed a number of entries to the Greenwood Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales.  Her teaching interests include fiction writing, non-fiction writing and Children's and YA literature.  

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Knox College
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The Literary Arts
Environmental Literature, Film & Art
Genres & Forms: The Child Flaneur
Genres & Forms: Motifs of Fairy Tale 
& Fantasy
Beginning Fiction Writing
Beginning Nonfiction Writing
Children’s Literature
Fiction Workshop
Studies in Adolscent Literature
Fairy Tale: Historical Roots & Cultural       
Maurice Sendak