Casie Hermansson


  • Ph.D., University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, 1998
  • M.A., University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, 1992
  • B.A., Hons, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand, 1990
  • B.A., French and English, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand, 1989

Teaching Emphases

  • Adaptation
  • Children’s Literature
  • 20th century British literature
  • The novel
  • Women’s literature

Research Interests

My research has moved in the past few years from the Bluebeard fairy tale to screen adaptations of children's metafictions to film, and meta-adaptation for children and youth.

Community Service and Outside Interests

Community service focuses on booster activities in the high school (tennis, archery, and performing arts programs). I'm also an avid traveler!


Books: Monographs

  • Filming the Children’s Book (Edinburgh UP, 2019)
  • A Study of the Film Adaptations of James Barrie’s Story Peter Pan (Mellen, 2016)
  • Bluebeard: A Reader’s Guide to the English Tradition. University Press of Mississippi, 2009. 304pp.
  • Reading Feminist Intertextuality Through Bluebeard Stories. Edwin Mellen Press, 2001. 332pp.

Books: Co-edited (with Janet Zepernick)

  • The Palgrave Handbook of Children’s Film and Television (Palgrave, 2019)
  • Where is Adaptation? Mapping Cultures, Texts, and Contexts (John Benjamins, 2018)

Children's and Young Adult Writing:

  • Books for Heinemann Education (2012-present), Short fiction in reading recovery series (22 titles)
  • Parental Guidance Ratings (Hot Topics in Media). Abdo. 2012.
  • How to Analyze the Films of Clint Eastwood. Abdo, 2011. (High school textbook teaching literary and film analysis.)

Select Honors

  • 2019-2021 Friends of Fulbright Finland Council Member
  • 2015-present, Editor-in-Chief of The Midwest Quarterly

Pittsburg State University

  • Fall 2019 Visiting Professor, University of Turku and Åbo Akademi (Finland)
  • Spring 2014 Fulbright Scholar, University of Turku and Åbo Akademi (Finland)
  • Fall 2012 Visiting Fellowship, Massey University (NZ)

University of Toronto

  • 1999 Woodhouse Prize, for best English dissertation at University of Toronto 1997-98.
Casie Hermansson
Dr. Casie Hermansson
University Professor/Master Advisor

Phone: (620) 235-4037

Office: 450 Grubbs Hall

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