The Billiken Centenary Project: Children’s Literature and Childhood in Argentina, 1919-2019

The Billiken Centenary Project: Children’s Literature and Childhood in Argentina, 1919-2019

lauren-rea-ahrc-leadership-fellowship-2Dr Lauren Rea has been awarded an AHRC Early Career Leadership Fellowship for her research on Argentine children’s literature and childhood as seen through the lens of Billiken magazine, the world’s longest running children’s weekly.

Lauren’s project will analyse the text and images of the magazine’s short and serialised stories to uncover how Billiken shapes the development of children’s literature in Argentina. This interdisciplinary project will combine literary criticism with theory and methods from Childhood Studies to capture the changing cultural understanding of the Argentine child over one hundred years.

Lauren will also be working with Billiken’s publishers, Editorial Atlántida, on a series of public engagement activities and publications to commemorate the Billiken centenary in 2019.

For further information please contact Lauren Rea l.rea@sheffield.ac.uk

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