Reimagining the Child and the Place of Child Studies in the Academy
A Conference at Dartmouth College - May 1, 2012
Child Studies scholars believe that age, just as much as class, race or gender, provides a crucially important category for analysis. This conference asks how scholars of childhood and youth have reimagined their subject and how childhood studies is creating a place for itself in the academy. Scholars and activists will discuss how the social and political reality of childhood has changed in recent decades, how our understanding of childhood has developed over the same period, and the extent to which scholarly understanding and social realities have been mutually illuminating.
Morning Session: The Place of Childhood Studies
Karen Sanchez-Eppler, Amherst College, "In the Archives of Childhood"
Laura Briggs, University of Massachusetts Amherst, "Disciplining an Unruly Field: Feminism and Childhood Studies"
Kathryn Stockton, University of Utah, "The Strangeness of Sexuality and Children: What is Queer Theory? Are Children Queer?"
Afternoon Session: When We Were Free to Be: Looking Back at a Children's Classic and the Difference It Made
Roundtable Discussion with Laura Lovett, Lori Rotskoff, and Dorothy Pitman Hughes
Screening and Discussion of 1972 TV Special "Free To Be ... You and Me"
For more information: http://www.dartmouth.edu/~lhc/events/2012/child2012.html
Cosponsored by The Leslie Center for the Humanities, Women and Gender Studies Program at Dartmouth, Office of the Provost and the Office of the Dean of the Faculty for Interdisciplinary Studies.