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Seminar 5

The Other Child: exploring the strangeness of infancy and early years

Location: MediaCity, University of Salford, Manchester

Date: 24th April 2012
Time: 10.30 – 4.30pm

This fifth seminar explored what Tobin and Kincheloe refer to as ‘difficult knowledge’ (2006) about children/childhood. The seminar interfered with the spurious legibility of the child, ‘interrupting the fluency’ of our own narratives of childhood. Contributors and participants were interested in looking for ways to overcome the inertia of the discourses of early childhood. The seminar tangled with literary theory, art history and museum studies, childhood artefacts / objects, paediatric nursing and social care and creative education.


Professor Steven BruhmProfessor of English, Western University, Canada in conversation with Dr Fiona McCulloch Head of English, University of Bradford, ‘The Counterfeit Child’

Rhian Harris, Director of the V&A Museum of Childhood, London in conversation with Carson & Miller, collaborative artists and Lecturers in Critical & Contextual Studies, School of Art & Design, University of Salford, ‘Other Objects: piercing childhood’

Joan Livesley, Senior Lecturer in Children & Young People’s Nursing, University of Salford in conversation with Cath Connor, Social Work Practitioner, University of Salford, ‘Other Children: the voices of children at times of personal distress’

Sam Ingleson, Lecturer in Creative Education with MA Creative Education students, School of Art & Design, University of Salford, ‘How can we represent the voice of ‘the other child’?’

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