Prof Peter Hunt

Welcome to Prof Peter Hunt

DCU School of English is delighted to welcome Prof Peter Hunt as adjunct professor to the school. Looking forward to having Peter back to teach on our MA in Children's and Young Adult Literature next year

Peter Hunt is Professor Emeritus in English and Children’s Literature at Cardiff University, UK. He has been a pioneer of the academic study of Children’s Literature, and has lectured at over 150 universities, colleges and to learned societies in 24 countries, and has written or edited 36 books and more than 500 papers and reviews on the subject. His books have been translated into Arabic, Chinese, Danish, Greek, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Portuguese (Brazil) and Serbian. In 1995 he was awarded  the Distinguished Scholarship Award from the International Society for the Fantastic in the Arts; in 2003 the Brothers Grimm Award for services to children’s literature, from the International Institute for Children’s Literature, Osaka; in 2018 a Lifetime Achievement Award from the  Università degli Studi Suor Orsula Benincasa, Naples; and in 2020 the Anne Devereaux Jordan Award for Distinguished Service to Children's Literature from the Children’s Literature Association (USA). Over the past few years he has been a Visiting Professor at Trinity College Dublin (Long Room Hub), Unversità Ca’Foscari Venice, Newcastle University (UK), and Hollins University (USA). His most recent books include The Making of Lewis Carroll’s Alice (2020), and he co-authored Laura Tosi’s award-winning The Fabulous Journeys of Alice and Pinocchio (2018).