Radical Education and Narrative Form (DOMUS Seminar)

Room 408 Education Building
Wednesday 26 April 2023 (17:30-18:30)

Jane Martin j.martin@bham.ac.uk

DOMUS Seminar Series 2022 - 2023

Dr Rex Ferguson, University of Birmingham

This paper takes children’s fiction as emblematic of the significant challenge that ensues whenever radical forms of education are made the subject of representation. Positing an implied connection between formal education and linear narrative form, the paper will discuss a range of writers (including Michele Magorian, Katherine Rundell and David Almond) in order to demonstrate how difficult it is to tell a good story about radical education.

Rex Ferguson is Associate Professor of English Literature at the University of Birmingham. He is the author of Criminal Law and the Modernist Novel (CUP, 2013) and Identification Practices in Twentieth-Century Fiction (OUP, 2021) and co-edited The Art of Identification: Forensics, Surveillance, Identity (PSUP, 2021). 

This event is free to attend. All are welcome.