Philip NelPhilip Nel, a scholar of children’s literature, will discuss his work in a presentation Thursday, Oct. 1.

Scholar to discuss children’s literature

book: Was the Cat in the Hat Black?English professor Nicole Markotić will open a guest lecture Thursday in her graduate class “Monsters in Children’s Lit” to the campus community.

Philip Nel, professor of English at Kansas State University, will be virtually present from 1 to 2 p.m. Oct. 1. Dr. Nel has published 11 books, including 2017’s Was the Cat in the Hat Black?: The Hidden Racism of Children’s Literature, and co-edited more, including Tales for Little Rebels: A Collection of Radical Children’s Literature.

His presentation Thursday is free and open to the public, but will be conducted via Microsoft Teams. To gain access, email Dr. Markotić requesting an invitation at