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K-State Today

July 12, 2011



Children's literature scholars present research in Australia

By Philip Nel

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Three English professors presented their work at the 20th Biennial Congress of the International Research Society for Children's Literature at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia, July 4-8.

Philip Nel, professor of English, presented "Erasing Race to Keep Kids Safe?: The Ideological Effects of Bowdlerizing Children's Literature." Karin Westman, associate professor and department head of English, presented "New Plots for Old: Terry Pratchett, Metafiction, and the Sympathetic Imagination," and Naomi Wood, associate professor of English, presented "Violence and the Sacred: Mothers in Harry Potter."