*Roundtable – Childhood Studies, American Studies, and the Humanities*

*Roundtable-Childhood Studies, American Studies, and the Humanities*
*Sponsored by the New York Metro American Studies Association*
*Friday November 8th*
*6 pm. Faculty/Staff Lounge, 8th floor of the West Building of Hunter College (695 Park Avenue, NYC). *

Join us for an interdisciplinary roundtable with the editor of and contributors to the new anthology “The Children’s Table: Childhood Studies and the Humanities” (Georgia 2013).  This book provides an overview of the innovative work being done in childhood studies-a transcript, if you will, of what they’ve been saying at the children’s table. But this event is also an argument for rethinking the seating arrangement itself. Each contribution in the volume pairs childhood studies with another field of inquiry (queer studies, archival study, or ethics to name a few) to ask how foregrounding the child reorients long-established scholarly foundations in that field. Ultimately, *The Children’s Table* addresses the theoretical and methodological consequences of rethinking the deeply entrenched binaries dividing child from adult, dependence from autonomy, education from oppression, irrationality from reason, and subject from citizen.

Participants will include:

Sarah Chinn (Hunter College) author of *Inventing Modern Adolescence*

Anna Mae Duane* *(University of Connecticut), *author of Suffering Childhood in Early America*

Karen Sánchez-Eppler* *(Amherst College*), author of Dependent States*

Carol Singley,* *(Rutgers U), *author of **Adopting America: Childhood, Kinship, and National Identity in Literature *

Lynne Vallone (Rutgers U), co-editor*, The Oxford Handbook of Children’s
Literature*

*This event is free and open to the public. All are welcome.
*
For more information, please contact Anna Mae Duane at amduane1@gmail.com


Anna Mae Duane
Associate Professor, English
Director, American Studies Program
University of Connecticut
anna.duane@uconn.edu

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