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Thursday, November 14, 2013: Childhood and Youth Studies on Christmas and the New Enlightenment

Available for download as audio, video podcast, or original.


Available for download as audio, video podcast, or original.

Childhood and Youth Studies Across the Disciplines IAS Research Collaborative

 G & G Xmas 1949‘Plain Brown Pinecones are Beautiful Too’: Highlights for Children and the Real Meaning of Christmas

Patrick Cox, Ph.D. Candidate, Childhood Studies, Rutgers University

This talk examines how Santa, Rudolph, and other Christmas trimmings are represented in the content of a children’s magazine that tends to downplay the imaginary, fantastic, and extravagant in favor of the realistic, practical, and scientific.

Emily flyer image option 2 (cropped)Reading Serially: The New Enlightenment Periodical for German Girls and Boys

Emily Bruce, Ph.D. Candidate, History, University of Minnesota

This presentation explores the rise of the periodical for girls and boys in the European Enlightenment as a literary laboratory for new pedagogic ideas and changing practices of child readers.

This event took place Thursday, November 14, at 3:30 p.m. in 235 Nolte Center, 315 Pillsbury Drive S.E.


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