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Marah Gubar: "Age and Agency"

Thursday, April 9, 2015
4:00pm – 6:00pm

Storrs Campus
Austin 217, Stern Lounge

Dr. Marah Gubar, "Age and Agency: Studying Children, Theorizing Childhood" Thursday, April 9, 4:00 pm in the Stern Lounge (Austin Building)

Dr. Gubar’s newest book project, tentatively entitled Age and Agency, attempts to generate a theoretical account of children’s voice and agency by drawing on a double archive: twentieth-century children’s texts that young people had a hand in creating; and work by childhood studies scholars from the sciences as well as the humanities. This talk is drawn from that project and is of interest to those who work in literary and cultural studies, history, education, psychology, and sociology. Marah Gubar joined MIT’s Literature faculty as an Associate Professor in 2014. Previously, she directed the Children’s Literature Program at the University of Pittsburgh. Her book Artful Dodgers: Reconceiving the Golden Age of Children’s Literature came out from Oxford University Press in 2009 and won the Children’s Literature Association Book Award. Her essays on children’s literature and child performers have appeared in academic journals such as American Quarterly, Victorian Studies, and PMLA, as well as on the website Public Books.

Contact:

Victoria Ford Smith, 860-486-3959

English Department (primary), Humanities Institute, UConn Master Calendar

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