Lectures on Children’s Fantasy

Distinguished scholar and Eileen Wallace Children’s Literature Fellow, Farah Mendlesohn, will be delivering a weekly series of noon-hour lectures on fantasy literature for children starting Tuesday, September 13th in the Nan Gregg Room, 4th floor, Harriet Irving Library, on the UNB Fredericton campus.

Topics and dates are as follows:

  • The enclosed child-garden of the nineteenth century fantasy.  Tuesday, September 13th, 12pm
  • Escaping the influence of Narnia in the Inter-War fantasy.  Tuesday, September 20th, 12pm
  • Destiny and decline in the post-war fantasy.  Tuesday, September 27th, 12pm
  • Canadian children’s fantasy: the results of research in the Wallace Collection.  Tuesday, October 4th, 12pm

Members of the university communities and the public are invited to attend. There is no admission charge.

Mendlesohn, a scholar at Middlesex University in North London, is a distinguished researcher in her field, having authored such key texts as The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction (2005) which won both the Hugo Award and the British Science Fiction Association Award (BSFA), Rhetorics of Fantasy (2009) which also won the BSFA, and The Inter-galactic Playground: A Critical Study of Children’s and Teens’ Science Fiction (2009).