We are delighted to share two exciting events at our NCRCL coming up in May 2019. See below for more detail, including how to book your place on each day!
Being Human in YA Literatures
A symposium hosted by the National Centre for Research in Children’s Literature at the University of Roehampton, London.
Friday 17th May 2019
9.30am (for a 10am start) – 4.45 pm
What does it mean to be human? Identity categories such as race, religion, gender, ability, size, and age intersect in definitions of the self, shaping how we construct ourselves and are perceived by others. Humanity is also under scrutiny, as other forms of consciousness help define what we are and what we are not. A growing corpus of young adult narratives across a range of genres and media attempt to engage with the plurality of the human experience. The NCRCL’s symposium will consider how ‘being human’ is explored through YA narratives. It will feature a keynote paper from renowned YA literature critic Dr Alison Waller, and include a plenary from Dr Leah Phillips, founder of YALMCA and co-organiser of Adolescent Identities.
Tickets now available via https://estore.roehampton.ac.uk/conferences-and-events/conferences/being-human
More information on conference speakers and how to get to the University of Roehampton can be found on the Blog.
NCRCL Open Day
An open day hosted by the National Centre for Research in Children’s Literature at the University of Roehampton, London.
Saturday 18th May 2019
10am – 1pm
Duchesne Building, Ground Floor, Digby Stuart Campus
10.00 Registration & refreshments
10.20 Introduction from the NCRCL team
10.30 Research Talk from Dr Karen Williams: ‘‘…an entirely new line’: The Creation and Reception of the Juvenile Christmas Annuals’
11.15 MA Poster Presentations (a chance to talk to current students about their work), refreshments, and meeting the NCRCL team
12.00 Q&A with MA/PhD Children’s Literature Alumni: Isabel MacDonald & Karen Williams
12.45 News from the NCRCL and Student Prizes
Refreshments and cakes will be available to everyone.
NB If you would like to look around the library (and you are not a current student) you will need to sign in with photo ID for a temporary day pass, so please do remember to bring ID with you. There is a café in the library if you need more substantial refreshment than cake and biscuits!
The Open Day is free, but please book your place so that we have numbers for catering. Please contact Julia Noyce in conferencing to confirm your booking: Julia.Noyce@roehampton.ac.uk