Lori Marie Campbell-Tanner

Lori Campbell-Tanner received M.A. and Doctorate degrees in English at Duquesne University and a B.A. in English at University of Pittsburgh. She teaches and publishes in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-/Twenty-first Century Literature and Cultural Studies, particularly in Fantasy, Childhood Studies, Mythology and Folklore Studies, and the Gothic. Dr. Campbell-Tanner is also an academic advisor in the Department of English and Film and Media Studies program.

Dr. Campbell-Tanner’s second book, A Quest of Her Own: Essays on the Female Hero in Modern Fantasy (McFarland and Co., 2014) offers a nuanced look at female heroism as it influences and is influenced by the society out of which it is constructed. Dr. Campbell-Tanner’s first book, Portals of Power: Magical Agency and Transformation in Literary Fantasy (McFarland and Co., 2010), expands the portal concept based on the ways in which fantasists use movement between worlds to respond to contemporary real-world power dynamics, especially regarding women and children. Chapters from these books have been reprinted in Children’s Literature Review and Contemporary Literary Criticism. 

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