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Friday, March 2, 2012

Robert M. Gay Memorial Lecture at Simmons College

I was very honored to deliver the 2012 Robert M. Gay Memorial Lecture this past Wednesday at Simmons College. I spoke about the Clark Doll Tests and the ways in which children's literature integrates with material culture to script children's play-performancs in everyday life. Many thanks to the Department of English and epecially to Kelly Hager for inviting me, to Rachel Lacasse for making every aspect of the event smooth, to the many students who attended the talk and asked such great questions (we had a full house!), and to the faculty in English and Africana Studies who were the most enjoyable and stimulating dinner companions anyone could ask for. It was a delightful event, and I hope to have many more opportunities to think with the faculty and students of Simmons.

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