The Materiality of Love. Book Objects and Sentimental Education in Contemporary Children’s and Young Adult Literature
16 May 2022
University of Gdańsk
Speaker: Professor Marnie Campagnaro, University of Padova
Children’s and Young Adult literature can play as one of the protective factors that can assist young people in helping reshape sex imagery, revealing and fighting gender-based stereotypes, emphasising mutual respect, and the meaning of consent to resist bullying and sexual coercion. In the lecture, professor Campagnaro focuses on some special book objects, offering insights into the characteristics of healthy romantic relationships, as well as revealing and fighting gender-based stereotypes in children’s and YA books.