Dr. Harry Eiss, of Eastern Michigan University, Discusses Four Views of Children Through History - and the Resulting Literature
This event was held on October 28, 2008 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room
Dr. Eiss will cover the four major views of children through European and American history, using slides to demonstrate the resulting works of children's literature. Important theorists, authors, and illustrators will be highlighted. This event is held in collaboration with the UM Special Collections Library and in conjunction with A Century of Popular Childrenâ€™s Literature: Decade By Decade, the October-November exhibit at the Downtown Library.
Dr. Harry Eiss currently teaches numerous courses in children's literature in the English Dept. at Eastern Michigan University. He has written and edited several books, including Literature on War and Peace for Youth, Metaesthetics, Children's Literature and Culture, and Insanity and Genius (due out this fall). He received national recognition for his innovative teaching.