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Devils and Dolls – Registration Now Open

'Essie, Ruby and Ferdinand, Children of Asher Wertheimer' by John Singer Sargent, 1902

‘Essie, Ruby and Ferdinand, Children of Asher Wertheimer’ by John Singer Sargent, 1902

General registration for ‘Devils and Dolls: Dichotomous Depictions of the Child’ a two day international, interdisciplinary conference in the Arts and Humanities is now open!

The conference is open to both postgraduates and academics at any stage of their career, seeking to examine the contrasting images and representations of children as angels or devils, innocent or evil, light or dark in fiction and culture and the field of Humanities. Why are children offered little dimension in representations? What is the significance of representing the child either as innocent or evil – to both the originating discourse and in a wider context? Is such polarization detrimental to our understanding of what it means to be a child and how we respond to real children?

The conference will be held at Clifton Hill House, University of Bristol, on the 27-28 March 2013. Plenary speakers are Professor George Rousseau, (Magdalen College, University of Oxford) and Dr Anna Green (University of East Anglia, Norwich Castle Museum). Continue reading