Teenfictions Project featured in University of Winchester Research Gallery

Our project was included in an exhibition showcasing research at the University of Winchester. The exhibit featured in the university’s Research and Engagement Week program.  Information about our project is shown in the center poster in the group below.ResearchPosters

The project also features on a website called Images of Research.images-ofresearch1


Big news

marjbooksEarlier this year, we signed a book contract with Palgrave Macmillan.  We are both very excited for this next step in the project.  Our book is due in eighteen months and will offer a transnational perspective on the British and American school and college studies we have been studying. Ours is a thematic approach, tracing five key themes that emerge from these novels. We will keep you posted and you are most welcome to the book launch!

Upcoming presentations

November is a busy month for Stephanie and Nancy. They will be presenting separate papers at the annual UK History of Education Society’s annual conference, both drawing on materials related to this project.

Stephanie’s paper is entitled “‘If you want to get ahead get a hat’: Learning to dress for success. Nancy will present a paper called “Engaging the Senses: Co-ed Magazine as a Source of Informal Education.” Both papers will consider sources that provided instruction to teenage girls about fashion and appearance, as well as feminine conduct.

Three days later, the team pair up to offer “The Teen Fictions Project: An Introduction” to members of the Winchester Women Graduates, a branch of the British Federation of Women Graduates and members of the University of Winchester community. The talk is hosted by the Centre for the History of Women’s Education at Winchester.