Schedule for live seminars

During the summer school, we will host a series of live seminars. You are welcome to join in all sessions, or just a few, whatever suits you best.

All seminars will take place at 13.00 (Dublin time) and will last for 1 hour.

The platform we will use for these discussions is Microsoft Teams. All the recorded lectures and related documents will be hosted there. Summer School participants will be emailed a link to join the team channel the day before the summer school is due to start.

We recognise that we have participants from all over the world this year and it is difficult to find a time that will suit everyone. Please note that seminars will be recorded so that participants who cannot attend the live session may still benefit from the discussion.

Tuesday 7th June “Folk Magic in Terry Pratchett’s Tiffany Aching Books” | Dr Dara Downey
Wednesday 8th June “Queerness and Memory in YA Graphic Novels” | Dearbhaile Houston 
Thursday 9th June “Affect Theory & Emotional Development in Children’s Picturebooks” | Dr Jade Dillon
Friday 10th June “‘Home from the Hill’: Journeys towards Happiness in Children’s Literature” | Dr Becky Long
Saturday 11th June  “The Girl in the Book: Paratexts, Prefaces and Print Culture” | Margaret Masterson
Sunday 12th June “‘A Hailstorm of Knitting Needles’: Spirits and Spiritualism in Victorian Children’s Books” | Dr Jane Carroll