Chamutal Noimann

Chamutal Noimann

Associate Professor


Office: N-751P

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Phone: +1 (212) 776-6352


I am Professor of British literature specializing in children’s literature, Childhood Studies, Victorian Literature, fantasy, Steampunk, and Game pedagogy. I am the Coordinator of the Children & Youth Studies Associate of Art degree program at BMCC. This program offers an interdisciplinary perspective on children; from birth to adolescence, through a curriculum with courses in Education, English, Ethnic Studies, Health Education, Human Services, Media, Music & Art, Psychology, Sociology and more. Graduates of the program may seamlessly transfer to the Children & Youth Studies Program at Brooklyn College/CUNY or the Youth Studies Program at the CUNY School of Professional Studies, to complete their BA degree.


Children’s and Young Adult Literature, Childhood and Adolescence Studies, Writing Across the Curriculum, Victorian Literature, Popular Culture, Nineteenth-century English literature, Steampunk, Fantasy, Ethics and Censorship, Games in Education and Games Studies, Fatherhood, English Education, Community Colleges,


  • B.A. Hunter College, CUNY,  Double major in English literature and Special Honors Curriculum,  1997
  • Ph.D. Graduate School and University Center, CUNY,  English (Victorian Literature, Children’s literature, and Romanticism),  2007
  • Advanced Certificate “Child Protection: Children’s Rights in Theory and Practice.” HarvardX, Harvard. 2023

Courses Taught

ENG 101 (English Composition)
ENG 3xx (English III)

Research and Projects

Research and Projects. Cosmopolitanism and Victorian Fantasy. I am examining how Carroll, Kipling, Ingelow, Rossetti and others created fantasy literature that answers to the very heart of Victorian cosmopolitanism by redefining the Romantic image of the child from a character that connotes the rural, local, and national to one that transcends and defies these limitations.


“Censorship, Book Bans, and Our Role in the Prevention of Harm.” Inquirer. Holly Messitt & Elizabeth Missinger, Eds. Vol. 30 (Fall 2023).

“Fishing and Other Writings.” Children Of The People. Grace M. Cho & Rose M. Kim Eds. DIO Press. 2022. 297-302. 

“Ewing, Juliana.” (2022). In: Scholl L. (eds) The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Victorian Women’s Writings. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham.

“The Hero of Time: The Legend of Zelda as Children’s Literature.” Mythopoetic Narrative in The Legend of Zelda.  Anthony G. Cirilla Ed. Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature. 2020. 171-187

“Steampunk Kim: The Neo-Victorian Cosmopolitan Child in Philip Reeve’s Larklight.” The Victorian Period in 21st-Century Children’s Literature: Representations & Revisions, Adaptations & Appropriations. Sara K. Day and Sonya Sawyer Fritz Eds. New York: Routledge, 2018. 88-103

“Empowering Nonsense: Reading Lewis Carroll’s Jabberwocky in a Basic Writing Class” College English Association Forum. Vol 43, No 1 (2014). 21-36

“Animals as Paternal Surrogates in Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Books and Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden”  DU Journal of English Studies. Vol. 21 (March 2013) 36-54.

‘He a Cripple and I a Boy’ R. L. Stevenson’s Redefinition of the British Gentleman in Treasure Island’s Long John Silver.” 2012, The Washington and Jefferson Review. Vol. 58. (September 2012). 55-71

“’Poke Your Finger into the Soft Round Dough’: The Absent Father and Political Reform in Edith Nesbit’s The Railway Children.” Children’s Literature Association Quarterly. 30.4 (Winter 2005) 

“Recasting the Past: The Middle Ages in Young Adult Literature” Review. Children’s Literature Association Quarterly. 26.2 (Summer 2001): 106-7

Honors, Awards and Affiliations

BMCC Leadership Fellow 2018

BMCC Faculty Research Grant. “Dicky Birds that Never Die: Substitute Fathers in Victorian and Edwardian Children’s Literature.” January 2017

Awarded BMCC Distinguished Teaching Award 2016

PSC-CUNY 44 Research Award for ” Steampunk Kim: The Victorian Cosmopolitan Child in Philip Reeve’s Larklight.” 2013

PSC-CUNY 41 Research Award for “Dicky Birds that Never Die: Substitute Fathers in Victorian and Edwardian Children’s Literature.” 2010

Dissertation of Note by Children’s Literature Annual of the Children’s Literature Association and the Modern Language Association Division on Children’s Literature. Vol. 37, 2009

Hannah Beiter Student Research Grant by the Children’s Literature Association 2007

Additional Information

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