NCRCL PhD Day
18th May 2016 | Duchesne 001
Digby Stuart College, University of Roehampton
10:15-11:15 Session 1
Erica Gillingham: ‘Lip Gloss and Curling Heat: “First Kiss” Scenes & Malinda Lo’s Young Adult Science Fiction Novels’
Manuela Salvi: ‘The Secret School of the Mooning Guerrillas: Pushing the Limits of Age Banding and Storytelling’
11:15-11:45 Tea Break & 2nd Annual PhD Bake-Off
11:50-12:50 Session 2
Anne Malewski: ‘Apparent Growth: Height as an Arbitrary Signifier’
Nick Campbell: ‘Count the Stones: Earth Mysteries and Post-War Children’s Fantasy’
13:00-14:00 Lunch at The Hive
14:00-15:00 Session 3
Kay Waddilove: ‘We Need to Talk About Enid: Constructions of Motherhood in the Domestic Stories of Enid Blyton’
Sinead Moriarty: ‘The Legacy of an Antarctic Cat: Mrs Chippy’s Last Expedition and Subverting “Heroic” Antarctic Narratives’
15:00-15:15 Bake-Off Prize & Concluding Remarks
NCRCL Open Day
Saturday 11th June2016, 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
* Aidan Chambers, our invited guest, speaking about his creative and critical practice
* Presentations from NCRCL Staff about research and teaching interests
* Poster presentations from current MA Dissertation students
* MA Children’s Literature Prize-giving
* Pop-up Bookshop
* Optional visit to the Children’s Literature Collection in the Library
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: Julia.Noyce@roehampton.ac.uk
From Kay Waddilove, organiser and NCRCL PhD student: The first meeting of the Roehampton Readers NCRCL Carnegie reading group for 2016 will be Thursday 21st April from 5:15-7:15pm in the LRC Presentation Room 122 (first floor of the university library), Digby Stuart College, Roehampton.
If you enjoy discussing Children’s Literature, do come along! Or follow the discussion on Twitter with @Roe_CKG and #Roe_CKG!
The Life & Work of Enid Blyton
Professor David Rudd, University of Roehampton
Scarborough Art Gallery
Friday 15th April, 7:30pm
If you happen to be in the North East tomorrow evening, Prof David Rudd will be speaking on Enid Blyton’s life and work, questioning the criticisms leveled against her and discussing her more positive and enduring qualities. Tickets are available in advance from the Scarborough Art Gallery 01723 374743.