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Discovering Children's Literature

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The British Library

96 Euston Road

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NW1 2DB

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Join us for a study day in the British Library Knowledge Centre theatre to hear five experts speak about the history of children’s literature. You’ll learn about early printed children’s books from the 18th and 19th centuries, such as Lewis Carroll’s ‘Alice’s Adventures Underground’, and how they have been collected and cared for at the British Library. You will hear about the very first children’s books and who was reading them, the development of animal characters in children’s stories, and how gender has been represented and explored across the genre of children’s literature. There will be an opportunity to ask questions at the end of the morning and afternoon sessions.

Tea and coffee will be served from 10:30am.


11.00 Welcome

11.05 The Origins of Children’s Literature

Matthew Grenby, University of Newcastle

11.35 Animals in Children's Literature

TBC

12.05 Thinking about Gender in Children's Literature


Professor Karin Lesnik-Oberstein, University of Reading


12.35 Q&A plenary with morning contributors


13.00 Lunch (not provided)


14.15 Children’s Literature and the British Library

Lucy Evans, Curator of Printed Heritage Collections

14.45 Words That Shape Lives - The impact and Obligations of Children’s Literature

Imogen Russell Williams, Children’s Literature Critic


15.15 Q&A plenary with afternoon contributors


15.45 Close





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