Monday, February 7, 2011

Tarbox Gives Paper at the Children's Literature Symposium at USF

Dr. Gwen Tarbox gave a paper entitled "Iconic Representation in Intermediate and YA Narratives" at the Children's Literature Symposium, held this past weekend at the University of South Florida. Other presenters included WMU alum Dr. Thomas Crisp, now a professor at USF, as well as former WMU English department visiting professors Dr. Lance Weldy (now at Francis Marion University) and Dr. Tammy Mielke (now at UNC, Charlotte). The conference theme, Images and Illustration in Children's and Young Adult Literature, was reflected in keynote addresses by Harry Potter illustrator Mary GrandPre and University of Florida professor Dr. Kenneth Kidd. Dr. Tarbox is pictured above with a group of colleagues from the Children's Literature Association, including Drs. Crisp, Weldy, and Mielke.

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