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"Oh, the Places You'll Go!": Maps, Mapping and the Importance of Setting in Children’s Fiction

  • Galt Museum & Archives 502 1 Street South Lethbridge, AB, T1J 0T7 Canada (map)
Photo by Josh Applegate on Unsplash

Photo by Josh Applegate on Unsplash

Childhood is seen as a period of discovery characterized by imagination and freedom, yet children are regularly constrained by boundaries based on age, experience and geography. Tensions between restriction and freedom, as well as innocence and knowledge, shape childhood experience and emerge in children’s fiction through the recurring themes of home, adventure, family and independence. This talk by Elizabeth Galway will explore such themes in relation to examples of maps and mapping in children’s fiction, and will consider why setting plays such an important role in so many texts for young readers.

7–8 pm | registration not required | museum admission applies | free to annual pass holders

Earlier Event: October 23
Recycled Art
Later Event: October 24
Blackfoot Language Class