As part of the program of the St. Louis Literature Award Series honoring 2023 Laureate Neil Gaiman, the St. Louis University Campus Lead Book Talk Series provides an opportunity to explore the themes of Gaiman’s work.
Gaiman is the author of ‘Coraline’, ‘Neverwhere’, ‘The Ocean At The End Of The Lane’, ‘American Gods’, ‘The Graveyard Book’, ‘Stardust’ and ‘The Sandman’.
It has won both the Newbery and Carnegie Medals.
Campus Reed will focus primarily on two of Gaiman’s most memorable works: The Graveyard Book and Stardust. The talk will also include conversations about other aspects of his work, including film, graphics, his novels, comics, poetry, music, and television.
St. Louis University launched Campus Lead in 2019 in conjunction with the St. Louis Literature Award. Prior to 2019, the university sponsored the Common First Year Read for freshmen. Copies of Campus Read books are provided free of charge to his SLU campus community at the patron desks of all university libraries.
The Campus Read Book talk series is open to the public by registration. All book talks will be on Zoom at 7pm Central Time.
Memories, Nostalgia, and Memetic Children’s Literature in the Graveyard Book
Hosted by Shiraz Biggie, Ph.D. A candidate for theater and performance at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, this presentation will cover folklore and children’s literature. Biggie currently teaches a Children’s Literature class at her College in Brooklyn and Theater History at New York University. Her broad research interests are broadly related to the ideas of cultural memory and production. Her thesis research focuses on the use of folklore for Jewish and Irish theater, tours, diasporas, and national identity.
she announced at Musical theater research When Musical Theater Producer’s Palgrave Handbook He has also presented at many conferences, including the Children’s Literature Society, the Higher Education Theater Association, and the American Conference for Irish Studies. In her first season in her theater’s production department, New York’s Victory, she worked with Neil Gaiman and Dave Sher McKean’s production of The Wolves in the Walls at the Scottish National Theatre.
Every time a ghost appears in “The Graveyard Book,” an epitaph is unveiled. The reader is drawn into the story, imagining not only the present story but also the past story. “The Graveyard Book,” as Neil Gaiman has repeatedly said, draws inspiration from the work of Rudyard Kipling and assumes familiarity with that type of story.
The event is scheduled for Thursday, January 19th at 7pm.
A Tale Told, and Retold, and Told again: Stardust as Neil Gaiman’s Traditional English Faerie Story
Hosted by Dr. Joseph Michael Sommers, Professor of English at Central Michigan University, who teaches coursework in Children’s Literature, Young Adult Literature, Popular Culture, and Comics, the talk explores Gaiman’s love of fairy tales from the past and how these describes how the fairy tale of The story may and may not continue.
Sommers publishes essays, articles, and much more on YACL literature and culture, comics, movies, video games, and Neil Gaiman topics. Author, curator, and/or editor of seven books, he has so far published his three publications: Critical Insights on Neil Gaiman, Conversations with Neil Gaiman, and The Artistry of Neil Gaiman. Publishing one title. Gaiman’s new biography and his influential work, The Sandman, is scheduled for his 2023 publication by the University of Mississippi Press and is tentatively titled Biography: Neil Gaiman and the Sandman.he is the editor of an academic journal Children’s Literature Quarterly editorial board member of a comic magazine ink.
The event is scheduled for Thursday, January 26th at 7pm.
Teen and Teacher Talk: Neil Gaiman’s Graveyard Book
This presentation is a lively and engaging conversation between Los Angeles high school student Naomi Farkas and UCLA writing program instructor Tara Prescott-Johnson, Ph.D., about “The Graveyard Book” and its impact. . young and veteran readers alike.
Prescott-Johnson holds a Ph.D. He majored in Twentieth Century American Literature at Claremont Graduate University, and Johns earned his master’s degree at her The Writing Seminars at Hopkins University. She is the author of “Poetic Salvage: Reading Mina Loy,” editor of “Neil Gaiman in the 21st Century,” and co-editor of “Gender and the Superhero Narrative” and “Feminism in the Worlds of Neil Gaiman.” There is also. She performed “Hike Your Own Hike” at her TEDxUCLA.
Naomi Farkas (age 15, girlfriend) is a sophomore in high school and loves books. their poetry is Los Angeles Press, stone soup, Young Poets 2021, Unum e PluribusWhen Gaia LitShe was a guest speaker at UCLA’s Honors 87W: The Worlds of Neil Gaiman and thoroughly enjoys spending time at the cemetery.
The event will be held from 7:00 pm on Thursday, February 2nd.
“Dreaming” by Neil Gaiman
Hosted by Dr. Olivia Badoi, Associate Professor of English at the University of St. Louis, Madrid, in this talk Neil Gaiman’s stories (especially his fairy tales) invite the reader to imagine models of knowledge and meaning formation that deviate from standard analysis. Consider how to encourage , reason-based or experience-based models to apply to everyday life.
Badoy is currently working on her first book, Arboreal Modernism and the Woodcut Novel. This is an ecocritical survey of the woodblock novel, a type of wordless book that was widely popular in both Europe and America. 20th century.
The event will be held from 7:00 pm on Thursday, March 2nd.
Children Adopted in Graveyards May Grow A Little Spooky: Neil Gaiman’s ‘Graveyard Book’
Hosted by Dr. Joseph Michael Sommers, Professor of English at Central Michigan University, who teaches Children’s Literature, Young Adult Literature, Popular Culture, and Comics, this talk focuses on Gaiman’s reorientation of fear and filial piety. increase. How a nobody becomes someone and what it costs.
The event will be held from 7:00 pm on Thursday, March 23.
An evening with world-renowned illustrator P. Craig Russell
Acclaimed illustrator and painter P. Craig Russell discusses his career and his longstanding collaboration with author Neil Gaiman. Russell is an award-winning illustrator of graphic his novels and comics such as ‘Coraline’, ‘Graveyard Book’, ‘The Giver’, ‘Nevermore’, ‘American Gods’, ‘Sandman’ and ‘Star Wars’. Especially “Batman”.
Russell is a Harvey and Eisner award-winning graphic novel and comic illustrator.
The event will be held on March 30th (Thursday) from 7:00 pm.
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The 2023 St. Louis Literature Award ceremony will take place on April 13 at the Sheldon Concert Hall. A craft talk will be held on April 14th on the campus of St. Louis University.
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