Thursday, June 9, 2011

Simmons College Sponsors Children's Literature Summer Institute

The Body Electric
A Symposium: July 5 - July 28, 2011
An Institute: July 28 - July 31, 2011

"The Body Electric," sponsored by The Center for the Study of Children's Literature at Simmons College in Boston, will be held the last weekend in July, commencing on Thursday evening, July 28th and concluding Sunday noon, July 31st. The preceding symposium will be taught by Associate Professor Kenneth Kidd from the University of Florida where his interests include nineteenth- and twentieth-century American literature, gender studies/queer theory, and children's literature and media; it will run Tuesday and Thursdays beginning July 5th and will culminate with the Institute. 

The speakers who will attend the Institute are M. T. Anderson, Bryan Collier, Victoria Bond, Sharon Draper, Brian Floca, Helen Frost, Jack Gantos, Mordicai Gerstein, Jan Greenberg, Sandra Jordan, Karen LaFleur, Grace Lin, Cathryn M. Mercier, Barbara O'Connor, Sara Pennypacker, T. R. Simon, Tommy Simpson, David Small, Jacqueline Woodson, and Gene Luen Yang.

The symposium earns four semester hours of graduate credit; enrollment in the institute is on a non-credit basis. Click here to learn more.