THE CHILD AND CITIZENSHIP SYMPOSIUM

MarcH 27, 2015 at Texas A&M University

 


March 27, 2015  9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. in LAAH 453

9:00-10:30 – Welcome

Opening remarks
Sarah Misemer, Associate Director, Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research

Keynote address, “Imaginary Citizens Made Real”
Courtney Weikle-Mills, Associate Professor of English, University of Pittsburgh

10:30-10:45 – Break

10:45-12:15 – Session 1, Nationality(s)

Chair:  Zachary Irvin, PhD student in English, Texas A&M University

“‘Learn[ing] neatness, good manners, and American ways’:  Teaching Citizenship in the School on Ellis Island”
Claire B. Gallagher, Professor of Education, Georgian Court University

“Textual Literacy and Citizenship in Little Lord Fauntleroy:  A Drama in Three Acts
Deanna Stover, PhD student in English, Texas A&M University

“The Immigrant Experience in French Children’s Literature”
Julie Fette, Associate Professor of French Studies, Rice University

12:15-1:45 – Lunch (provided to participants and registered attendees)

1:45-3:00 – Session 2, Participation

Chair:  Kate Ozment, PhD candidate in English, Texas A&M University

“Rights, Rebels, Republicans, or Patriots: Legal Challenges to Civic Education Policies and the Meanings of American Citizenship (1877-1943)”
Phillip Buckley, Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

“Billy Whiskers’ America: Frances Trego Montgomery’s Primer for Two-Legged Kids (1902-1930)”
Marilynn Olson, Professor of English, Texas State University

“The 1912 Book of Knowledge and the Construction of the Androgynous Citizen”
Claudia Nelson, Professor of English, Texas A&M University

3:00-3:15 – BrEak

3:15-4:30 SESSION 3, PERFORMANCE

Chair:  Wendy Bustamante, PhD student in Philosophy, MA student in English, Texas A&M University

Philosophy for Children and the Cultivation of Citizenship
Claire Katz, Professor of Philosophy and Women’s and Gender Studies, Texas A&M University

“’Twirl for me’: The Performance of Femininity as a Means of Survival
in The Hunger Games

Mary Ross, MA student in English, Texas A&M University

“Gender and Citizenship in Jade
Leah Sandlin, PhD student in English, Texas A&M University 

 


Special thanks to our symposium sponsors: the Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research and the TAMU Department of English

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