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17:30 - 19:15 2 December 2015

Impatient adults, unpredictable children: an existentialist reading of the adult-child relationship


Room 828 | Institute of Education (link Map)
20 Bedford way | London | WC1H 0AL | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Open

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Clementine Beauvais, Cambridge University

Clementine Beauvais will discuss her existentialist reading of adult-child relationships which were first developed in The Mighty Child: Time and Power in Children's Literature (John Benjamins, 2015). This theorisation posits the existence of a child-specific, fundamentally ambiguous conception of time within adult attempts to engage with children. She will lean primarily on the works of Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir and Nicolas Grimaldi, with primary material from contemporary children's literature and cultural productions.


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