Conference Panels and Papers | Critical Childhood Studies at C19 2020

FRIDAY, October 16

12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

Critical Childhood Studies Lunch

Presentation: Introduction to Critical Childhood Studies

1:30 pm – 2:15 pm

A Slave Girl is a Girl: Feminist Abolitionist Representations of Slavery’s Sexual Violence and the Sexual Plight of Free Girls
by Lucia Hodgson

2:30 pm – 3:45 pm

Children’s Labor in Antebellum Urban Publishing
by Blevin Shelnutt

4:00 pm – 5:15 pm

“The lost boy of Cuba”: Translation and Affective Reinterpretation in Blake; Or, the Huts of America
by Daniella Cadiz Bedini

Book History for Children: Comenius in New York
by Patricia Crain

SUNDAY, October 18

1:30 pm – 2:15 pm

“Fitted for the System”: Ability, Education, and the Female Seminary
by Jess Libow

SATURDAY, October 24

11:00 am – 12:15 pm

On Innocence and Dissent: Some Troubles with Books for, by, and about Children
Chaired by Robin Bernstein

Moving Beyond Innocence: Finding Pip’s Inner Life
by Micah-Jade Stanback

One Wrong Step: The Threat of the Dissenting Minor in Antebellum Children’s Literature
by Allison Curseen

Genocidal Innocence: Imperialism and Children’s Bookmaking
by Karen Sánchez-Eppler

Claiming Agency through Racial Innocence: Elaine Eastman’s Yellow Star as Pedagogical Counter-narrative
by Sarah Ruffing Robbins

3:00 pm – 3:45 pm

Critical Childhood Studies and Disability Studies: Charting Confluences
Chaired by Diane Price Herndl

“Chicago is a big, wicked city”: Disability and Childhood Trauma in Gene Stratton-Porter’s Freckles
by Elizabeth Donaldson

“One yeah older”: Narratives of Failed Development and the Figure of the Black Boy in Saint Nicholas Magazine
by Allison Giffen

Reading Interdependently: Disability and Literacy in Nineteenth- Century Children’s Fiction
by Amanda Stuckey

SUNDAY, October 25

11:00 am – 12:15 pm

Filial Grief and Futurity in the African Colonization Debate
by Anna Mae Duane

Audubon’s Black Sisters
by Brigitte Fielder

Black Girls and their Nineteenth-Century Albums
by Nazera Sadiq Wright