Children's Studies Events
Once a significant tool of both anti- and pro-slavery advocates, American children’s literature has continued to encapsulate and present often vying definitions of nationhood and race.
Walton O. Schalick, MD, PhD, assistant professor of Medical History, Rehabilitation, History of Science and Pediatrics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
James Marten, professor and chair of history at Marquette University is an award-winning historian of the Civil War (Civil War America, Sing Not War, Texas Divided) and of American childhood (The Children's Civil War, Children for the
Vanessa Sasson, professor of religious studies at Marianopolis College is one of the premier specialists in the intersection of Buddhism and childhood, as well as the comparative dimension of childhood and religion.
We often criticize the Victorians and Edwardians for embracing a Romantic ideal of childhood innocence and, in the process, both sentimentalizing and eroticizing it.
Friday, April 19th, Busch 202, Children's Studies Lecture Series, “Reflections on Children’s Studies: The Perspective from Chinese History” by Hsiung Ping-chen, Professor of History and Director of the Research Institute for the Humanit
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The Center for the Humanities, in conjunction with the Film and Media Studies of Washington University and Cinema St. Louis, will host a three-day festival on Children's Film. The showcase will include lectures, film screenings and Q&A sessions with film directors or producers after the shows.
Friday, November 9
6pm - Disney's A Poem Is... (Producer Brian Hohlfeld, 60 min., in English, ages 5-8)
7pm - Tigger, Transformers, and Tropes: Telling Stories in TV Animation (Screenwriters Nichole Dubuc and Brian Hohlfeld, 90 min., in English, all ages)
Saturday, November 10
12pm - Family Shorts Program (91 min., in English, all ages)
2pm - Le Tableau (Jean-Francois Laguionie, France, 2012, 78 min., in French with English subtitles, ages 8 and older; film includes scene with a Picasso-style nude painting)
4pm - Will (Ellen Perry, U.K., 2011, 102 min., in English, ages 10 and older)
7pm - Liars, Fires, and Bears (Director Jeremy Cloe, U.S., 2012, 101 min., in English, ages 10 and older)
Sunday, November 11
12pm - Zarafa (Rémi Bezançon, France, 2012, 78 min., in French with English subtitles, ages 8 and older)
2pm - Tales of the Night (Michel Ocelot, France, 2011, 84 min., in French with English subtitles, ages 8 and older)
4pm - Winter's Daughter (Johannes Schmid, Germany, 2011, 90 min., in German, Polish, and Russian with English subtitles, ages 10 and older)
7pm - Camilla Dickinson (Director Cornelia Duryée Moore, U.S., 119 min., in English)
The symposium is free and open to the public. For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 935-5576.
“Ain't I A Person?': Childism and the International Movement for Children's Rights”
The Trifling, the Wicked, and the Sacred
Much of our contemporary western culture conceives of play as joyful and delightfully purposeless, as belonging to the world of an idyllic childhood. But in many other times and cultures, play has been much more broadly and richly conceived. This talk will examine changing views of children and children at play through a study of Chinese religious and philosophical classics and commentaries on these works, as well as Chinese paintings, children's literature, and playthings.
Pauline C. Lee is an assistant professor in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures and the Program in Religious Studies. Her research interests are in the areas of Chinese thought, Confucianism, comparative ethics, feminism, space and place, children's studies and play.
This event is free and open to the public; classes are also welcome. A reception will follow. Please contact the Center for the Humanities at 314-935-5576 or email@example.com with any questions.
This talk will suggest that the definition of Children's Literature is often a matter of emphasizing or neglecting the importance of text, subtext, or context, and will question how these three ways of examining children's books help us to underst
Friday, November 18
6pm - Little Vampire (Christian Choquet & Gilles Deyries, France, 2004, 60min., 12 min. per cartoon)
7:30 - Voltron Force! (Behind the Scenes of the Animated series, 90 min.)
Saturday, November 19
10am - Poco's Rusty Young and Jack Sundrup: Scoring Weston Woods Cartoons (Free for attendees 12 or younger, $10 for adults, Tivoli Theatre)
12pm - Quest for Zhu (Bob Doucette, US., 73 min.)
2pm - A Weston Woods Animation Sampler (90 min.)
4:30pm - Circus Dreams (Signe Taylor, U.S., 2011, 80 min.)
7pm - Snowmen (Robert Kirbyson, 2010, 96 min.)
Sunday, November 20
12pm - A Cat in Paris (Une Vie de Chat) (Jean-Loup Felicioli, France, 2010, 70 min.)
1:30pm - Eleanor's Secret (Kerity, La Maisons des Cones) (Dominique Monfèry, France, 2009, 80 min.)
3:30pm - Aurelie LaFlamme's Diary (Le Journal d'Aurelie LaFlamme) (Christian Laurence, Canada, 2010, 108 min.)
6pm - Tomorrow Will Be Better (Jutro Bedzie Leipiej) (Dorota Kedzierzawska, Poland, 2010, 118 min.)
As part of the Children's Studies Speaker Series, Professor Kate Capshaw Smith of the University of Connecticut will explore forgotten texts for young people by African American authors of the Harlem Renaissance and Black Arts movements, addressin
As part of the Children's Studies Speaker Series, Professor Gary Cross of Penn State University will present a historical and visual perspective on how the modern toy, media, and advertising industries have shaped childhood and child rearing in tw
Friday, November 19
7pm - An Illustrator in the World of Moving Images (Keynote address by Serge Bloch, discussion, and book sale)
Saturday, November 20
11am - SamSam and Toto (60min film and 30min Q&A)
1pm - Dog Jack (113min)
4pm - 1981 (102min)
7pm - Chekhov for Children (74min)
10 am - Princess of the Sun, 2007, 90 min.
1 pm - Tahaan: A Boy With a Grenade, 2008, 105 min.
3 pm - Egon & Donci, 2007, 75 min.
5 pm - West of Pluto, 2008, 90 min.
7:30 pm - The Hollywood Cartoon
Anna Harwell Celenza is Chair of the Department of Performing Arts at Georgetown University.
As an informal gathering of current minors, possible future minors, faculty and staff, the purpose of the brunch was to promote a sense of community amongst those interested in children’s studies.
The Making of WALL-E, 2008, 90 min.
Wall-E is both written and directed by Pixar's own Andrew Stanton, who wrong and directed A Bug's Life and Finding Nemo.
Nov. 21, 7 pm at the St. Louis Art Museum Auditorium - Pixar Shorts
Nov. 22, Brown Hall, Washington University
12 pm - Matchmaker Mary, 2008, 89 min.
2:30 pm - The Flyboys, 2008, 118 min. (PG-13)
5:30 pm - The Making of WALL-E, 2008, 90 min.
7:30 pm - King of the Hill, 1997, 109 min. (PG-13)
Panel Discussion I: "Little Black Sambo as a Political, Social, and Cultural Text"
10 am - 5 pm - (Brown 100) Of Love and Eggs, Mahek, 48 Angels
7 pm - (Saint Louis Art Museum) Neal Gabler, Professor, Journalist, Author, and Political Commentator on his comprehensive biography Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination and screens a selection of Disney shorts.