Sinead Moriarty: ‘Physical suffering and child development in Antarctic whaling literature’


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‘Physical suffering and child development in Antarctic whaling literature’
Sinead Moriarty, NCRCL PhD Candidate, ECW Roehampton University

Antarctic Whaling literature for children describes a modern rite of passage in which young boys are sent into the wilderness and pushed to their limits to test their ability to join the adult community. This presentation will examine the connection between physical suffering and child development in these narratives.

Wednesday 22nd April
Fincham 001, Roehampton University


NCRCL Open Day 2015


NCRCL Open Day 

Saturday 30th May 2015, 10:00am to 1:00pm

Ground Floor, Duchesne Building, Digby Stuart College

The NCRCL invites you to an exciting summer event for MA/PG Dip and PhD students past, present and future.

The open day will include:

  • Tea, Coffee and Conversation — meeting the NCRCL team.
  • Jacqueline Wilson will talk about Opal Plumstead — her recent historical novel about a young suffragette.
  • Presentations from NCRCL Staff about research and teaching interests.
  • Poster presentations from current MA Dissertation students.
  • MA Children’s Literature Prize-giving
  • Research Talk by Olga Holownia (University of Iceland): “An Island made of water quite surrounded by earth”. Mapping out the seascape of nonsense literature.

Current students and alumni are all welcome as is anyone interested in applying to the MA/PG Dip in Children’s Literature, or undertaking doctoral research at the NCRCL.

There is no charge for the open day, but you will need to book a place for catering purposes. In order to book please contact Julia Noyce:

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