Pretty girls & brave boys. Fiction and the real world in children's literature
- To be confirmed
- Arts and Law, Lectures Talks and Workshops, Research
GLARE Symposium on April 5, 2019
09.00 – 09.15 Welcome
09.15 – 10.15 Professor Maria Nikolajeva (University of Cambridge)
Embodiment, emplacement and empathy in children’s literature
10.15 – 10.45 Coffee break
10.45 – 11.45 Professor Wolfgang Teubert (University of Birmingham)
Learning when to cry: the construction of emotion in children’s literature
11.45 – 12.45 Professor Heather Widdows (University of Birmingham)
Beautiful Girls are Good Girls
13.45 – 14.45 Professor Peter Stockwell (University of Nottingham)
Can children read irony? A cautionary tale
14.45 – 15.45 Professor Kiera Vaclavik (Queen Mary University)
Alice is a Boy
15.45 – 16.00 coffee break
16.00 – 17.00
Dr Anna Cermakova and Professor Michaela Mahlberg (University of Birmingham)
GLARE – taking a look at ‘wicked witches’ and ‘wise wizards’ and the company they keep
After a full day of food for thought, there will be a glass of wine and an opportunity to discuss the topics further. The evening will end with a literary reading which will be performed by the wonderful Dr Caroline Radcliffe who you will know from her recent ‘The Machinery’ performance.
Evening programme (Westmere, G15 on the campus map)
17.30 – 19.00 Reading & wine reception
Please register at: https://glare-symposium.eventbrite.co.uk
The aim of GLARE is to investigate to relationship between the representation of gender in fiction and the real world. This requires an interdisciplinary approach, so our symposium features talks by distinguished speakers from a range of disciplines.
Professor Nikolajeva and Professor Vaclavik are both experts in children’s literature. Professor Nikolajeva’s research interest currently lies in cognitive poetics and its integration with the field of children’s literature - a research theme that is of particular interest to the GLARE project. Professor Vaclavik, who is also on the GLARE Advisory Board, is interested in children’s literature and culture in a wider sense with the aim of creating a dialogue between these fields and other areas, including the creative industries.
Professor Peter Stockwell is a world-leading researcher in cognitive poetics, literary linguistics and stylistics. Professor Teubert, who is also on the GLARE Advisory Board, will approach the topic from the perspective of a corpus linguist and discourse analyst.
Finally, Professor Heather Widdows, Professor of Global Ethics and a member of the GLARE Advisory Board, addresses beauty as an ethical question. She is also coordinating a very wide network of researchers who focus on ‘beauty’, with a very active blog, to which GLARE contributed in December 2017.
Professor Michaela Mahlberg and Dr Anna Cermakova are looking forward to welcoming you to the event.
Registration link: https://glare-symposium.eventbrite.co.uk