Griswold, Jerry 1947- (Jerome Griswold)

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Griswold, Jerry 1947- (Jerome Griswold)


Born August 3, 1947, in Havre, MT; son of Virgil (an engineer) and Joyce (a rancher) Griswold; married Linda Rodriguez (a professor), January 24, 1970; children: Breca, Colin. Ethnicity: "Irish-American." Education: Seattle University, B.A., 1969; graduate study at Fordham University, 1969-73; University of Connecticut at Storrs, M.A., 1973, Ph.D., 1979. Religion: "Catholic Zen Buddhist."


Office—San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 92182-6020. Agent—Sandra Dijkstra, 1237 Camino Del Mar, Ste. 515C, Del Mar, CA 92014. E-mail—[email protected].


Northeastern University, Boston, MA, instructor in English, 1976-79; Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston, editor, 1979-80; San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, assistant professor, 1980-83, associate professor, 1983-87, professor of English, 1987—. University of California, Los Angeles, visiting assistant professor, 1983; University of California, San Diego, visiting associate professor, 1984-86, visiting professor, 1988—; visiting professor at University of Connecticut at Storrs, 1989, and National University of Ireland, Galway, 1999-2000.


International Research Society for Children's Literature, Modern Language Association of America, Children's Literature Association.


Fellow of American Philosophical Society, 1981, American Council of Learned Societies, 1982-83, and National Endowment for the Humanities, 1986-87; Children's Literature Association Awards, 1985, for the article "Hans Brinker: Sunny World, Angry Waters," and outstanding book of the year, 1995, for Audacious Kids: The Classic American Children's Book.


(Under name Jerome Griswold) The Children's Books of Randall Jarrell, University of Georgia Press (Athens, GA), 1988.

Audacious Kids: The Classic American Children's Book, Oxford University Press (New York, NY), 1990, published as The Classic American Children's Story: Novels of the Golden Age, Penguin Books (New York, NY), 1996.

(Editor and author of introduction and bibliography) Mark Twain, The Prince and the Pauper, Penguin Books (New York, NY), 1997.

(Editor and author of introduction and bibliography) Hugh Lofting, The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle, Signet (New York, NY), 2000.

The Meanings of "Beauty & the Beast": A Handbook, Broadview Press (Peterborough, Ontario, Canada), 2004.

Feeling like a Kid: Childhood and Children's Literature, Johns Hopkins University Press (Baltimore, MD), 2006.

Contributor of more than 200 articles and reviews to magazines and newspapers, including Nation, New Republic, Parade, Paris Review, New York Times Book Review, and Los Angeles Times.



Jerry Griswold Home Page, (June 3, 2007).