Know Your Professor: Kelly Hager

What is your favorite class to teach? 

How can I choose? I teach the things I love: Victorian literature, children's literature, and the "roots of feminism." This week, for instance, I'm teaching The Second Sex, Winnie-the-Pooh and The Five Little Peppers (in three different classes, I hasten to add).

What's your favorite book? 

Again, how can I choose? But if I had to, it would be one of Maud Hart Lovelace's Betsy-Tacy books.

Fill in the blank: When I was in college...

... I was a music major.

What's your favorite restaurant in Boston? 

Sorellina for special occasions, though the grilled shrimp burritos at Los Amigos in West Roxbury make an ordinary day pretty special.

If you could travel to anywhere in the world right now, where would you go and why? 

Santa Monica, for the farmer's market.

When I'm not teaching...

...I'm writing about novels for young girls. Or swimming. Or baking. Or thinking about what we should add to our garden next spring.

Favorite quotation? 

“I meant to go to Girton: so when they made me wash up the tea-things, I always dropped something. They soon left off asking me to wash up.” --Yolande in E. Nesbit’s The Red House (1902)

What song is your personal anthem? 

Dolly Parton's "Better Get to Livin'"

I love my students because...

...they're as enthusiastic as I am about whatever we're reading on a given day.

Fill in the blank: I love Simmons because...

...I have wonderful colleagues and smart students (and the Gardner is right next door).

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