The Queen Mary based research cluster Children's Literature Children's Lives is delighted to announce an extra event this June.
Karen Kilcup, "Dare Boldly": Children's Literature and Environmental Citizenship
Thursday 13 June 5 - 7pm, Arts Two Room 217, Queen Mary University of London.Nineteenth-century American children couldn't vote, but the period's writers envisioned them possessing alternative agency: intervening to prevent animal cruelty, encouraging elders' conservation and preservation efforts, and even helping advance environmental justice.
In this paper Professor Kilcup will explore the work of writers from Lydia Maria Child and Harriet Beecher Stowe to Theodore Roosevelt and W. E. B. Du Bois, who imagined a future that children could not simply enter, but actively shape.
Karen Kilcup is Professor of English, Environmental & Sustainability Studies, and Women's & Gender Studies at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro.
No need to book.
We look forward to seeing you there.