Books for Boys Study Day

BooksforBoys_cropA public study day to tie in with the exhibition Books for Boys: Heroism, Adventure & Empire at the Dawn of the First World War will take place on 15th November, 10.00 to 16.00, at Palace Green Library.

To tie in with the Books for Boys exhibition, Durham University is offering a study day, open to the public, on Saturday 15 November at the Palace Green Library, running from 10:00 to 16:00. Researchers in British and German Literature, Music and Psychology, from Durham, Manchester and Oxford Universities will present on topics related to the themes of the exhibition. Ticket price (£10) includes lunch, refreshments and a ticket for Books for Boys.


From 9.30 – Arrival/registration
10.00 – Introduction by Professor Simon J. James
10.05 – Julie Biddlecombe-Brown, Books for Boys: The Story of the Exhibition
10.35 – Professor Jonathan Long, Title TBC (paper comparing German and English literary traditions)
11.05 – ​Coffee break
11.20 – Dr Mark Sandy, ‘”There Was a Boy”: Wordsworth and Boyhood’
11.50 – Roisin McCloskey, Fantasies of Childhood in Peter Pan
12.20 – Dr Ann Featherstone, Title TBC (on Music Hall)
12.50 – Lunch
13.50 – Dr Helen Roche, Kadettengeschichten: Exploring the Prussian Cadet-School Story
14.20 – Dr Matthew Johnson, Title TBC (on Edwardian militarism and the Boy Scouts)
14.50 – Coffee break
15.00 – Dr Craig Barclay, Exemplary Lives
15.30 – Dr Emma Short, Girls at Our Best: Heroines of the First World War Adventure Story
16.00 – Free viewing of Books for Boys Exhibition

Please book online in advance of this event.


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