Childhood in the Shadow of War
9-11 October 2003
SPEAKERSGary Dickson (University of Edinburgh): "Massacre of the Innocents? Sacral Violence and the Paradox of the Children’s Crusade.”
Matthew Grenby (De Montfort University): "Surely There Is No British Boy or Girl Who Has Not Heard of the Battle of Waterloo!": Childhood, War, and Literature in the Age of Napoleon.
Mark Jonathan Harris (Film Director): Commentator on the film Into the Arms of Strangers.
Mark Heberle (University of Hawaii): "Author of the Century? J.R.R. Tolkien and War Without End."
Margaret Higonnet (University of Connecticut): “Picturing War Trauma.”
Adrienne Kertzer (University of Calgary): "The Anxiety of Trauma in Children's War Fiction."
Gil Leaf: “Munro Leaf’s The Story of Ferdinand."
James Marten (Marquette University): “The War Spirit at Home: Children and Society During the American Civil War.”
Emer O’Sullivan (Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität): “Shifting Images: Germans in Post-War British Children’s Fiction.”
Pamela Reynolds (Johns Hopkins University): Respondent to the film Behind Closed Eyes.
Lore Segal (Author): Commentator on the film Into the Arms of Strangers .
Naomi Sokoloff (University of Washington): “Gila Almagor’s Aviyah : Remembering the Holocaust in Children’s Literature.”
Maria Tatar (Harvard University): "War Stories."
Virginia Walter (UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies): “Lost Boys in Contemporary Young Adult Literature.”