Image: scan of a vintage flat sheet with paper doll cutouts printed on it. The paper dolls are of little girls dressed in various military and nurse uniforms performing war-related tasks. Text: 'Farmer, Tailor, Soldier, Spy / The Child Figure in WWI Children's Literature'

Farmer, Tailor, Soldier, Spy: The Child Figure in WWI Children’s Literature

Tuesday, April 16 - 6:30 p.m. Auditorium and Online

From the helpless victim to the heroic combatant, child figures in children’s literature during the First World War appeared in many guises, exposing a range of adult concerns about nation, empire and children’s citizenship. Join author and children's literature scholar Elizabeth Galway for a lecture exploring how adult conceptualizations of British, Canadian and American youth in literature may have shaped young readers’ own views of armed conflict and childhood.

Hosted in conjunction with The Little War exhibition.

Free with RSVP | Auditorium and Online