Amy Nottingham-Martin

Amy Nottingham-Martin is an independent scholar and lecturer in the Gender Studies and Freshman Studies programs at Lawrence University (Wisconsin). Broadly, her research interests include the study of children’s and young adult literature through the lenses of gender/queer theory and narrative theory. More specifically, she is interested in exploring how texts for children and young adults that challenge conventions of form through atypical narrative structures and/or depart from the traditional format of a book also question, or perhaps paradoxically reinforce, conventional power dynamics. She also works as a book designer and typesetter, which leads her to contemplate both the book as an object and the significance of the paratext. Amy holds an M.A. in Children’s Literature from Simmons College and a B.A. in Theatre, with an emphasis in design, from Pomona College (California).

Publications

Thresholds of Transmedia Storytelling: Applying Gérard Genette's Paratextual Theory to The 39 Clues Series for Young Readers
Amy Nottingham-Martin. © 2015. 26 pages.
Much scholarly attention has been paid to how new media call for and influence the development of new literacies, but less focus has been given to exploring the underlying...
Thresholds of Transmedia Storytelling: Applying Gérard Genette's Paratextual Theory to The 39 Clues Series for Young Readers
Amy Nottingham-Martin. © 2014. 26 pages.
Much scholarly attention has been paid to how new media call for and influence the development of new literacies, but less focus has been given to exploring the underlying...