Our lecturers at the NCRCL don’t just teach on the undergraduate and MA programmes at the University of Roehampton. In case you want to catch them outside of their natural environment, here are events and conferences where they have spoken, or will be speaking, over this academic year.
Gillian Lathey, Director of the NCRCL:
On 12 October Gillian gave a guest lecture at the University of East Anglia on ‘Invisible Storytellers: The role of translators in the history of children’s literature’ followed by a seminar the following morning on the translation of children’s literature for students on the MA in Literary Translation at UEA.
On 21 October Gillian was invited to participate in an event loosely linked to 9/11 at the Cotsen Library in Princeton University, NJ, on trauma, memory and autobiography to present ‘From Emil to Alice: The Hiatus in the Childhood Reading of Exiles from Germany and Austria 1933-45’, based on interviews with and the memoirs of German and Austrian Jewish refugees.
Gillian is also presenting a paper on 16-17 November on ‘Fierce Russians and Fashionable French: The representation of national identities in British picture books during the Great Exhibition and the Crimean War 1851-56’ at the Low Countries Conference 2011 on Translation and National Images in Antwerp/Amsterdam.
Lisa will be speaking at the Child and the Book conference, to be held 30 March-1 April at Cambridge University. The title of the conference is ‘Towards Common Ground: Philosophical Approaches to Children’s Literature.’ Lisa’s current area of research is philosophy and contemporary children’s literature and her book on ethics and British children’s literature is due for publication in 2013. Lisa will reflect on the relationship between philosophy and children’s literature and bring together key issues raised during the conference.
(In fact, the Child and the Book postgraduate conference was founded at the University of Roehampton back in 2004, as you can see on the main conference website.)
Laura will be delivering a paper at the ‘Race, Ethnicity and Publishing’ Conference, to be held from March 23-24 in Aix-Marseille Université in Aix-en-Provence, France. The title of her talk is “Reading Multicultural Children’s Book Manuscripts” and she will discuss issues around race, diversity and publication of children’s books in the UK.