On October 30, 2012, Dr. Perry Nodelman, Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Winnipeg, will be doing a lecture entitled “‘Clever Enough to Do Variations’: Maurice Sendak as Visual Musician” at Trinity College Dublin. It will take place at 10:00AM in the Neill/Hoey Lecture Theatre, Long Room Hub. The lecture will be chaired by Valerie Coghlan, President of Bookbird: an International Journal of Children’s Literature. All are welcome.
Perry Nodelman is the author of Words About Pictures: the Narrative Art of Children’s Picture Books (which celebrates twenty-five years in print in 2013), The Pleasures of Children’s Literature (third edition in collaboration with Mavis Reimer), and The Hidden Adult: Defining Children’s Literature (Johns Hopkins UP, 2008). He has also published about 125 essays on various aspects of children’s literature in academic journals and books, the first published in 1977, the latest in 2012. As a writer for young people, he has published four novels on his own and seven in collaboration with Carol Matas.