Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

School of Education

Book Launch: 'Children, Film and Literacy'

13 November 2013 - 13 November 2013
Blackwell's Bookshop, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds

The Childhood and Inclusive Education Team are pleased to invite you to celebrate the launch of 'Children, Film and Literacy' by Dr. Becky Parry, Winner of the UKLA Student Research Prize and nominated for the prestigious Phillip Abrams Memorial Prize for Sociology.

To celebrate this remarkable achievement we invite you to join us at the launch where Becky will be talking about her book and showing a short film related to her research. Refreshments will be provided.

All welcome.

About the book

Children, Film and Literacy explores the role of film in children's lives. The films children engage in provide them with imaginative spaces in which they create, play and perform familiar and unfamiliar, fantasy and everyday narratives and this narrative play is closely connected to identity, literacy and textual practices. Through film children develop understandings of the common characteristics of narrative and the particular 'language' of film.

This book demonstrates the ways in which children are able to express and develop dis-tinct and complex understandings of narrative, that is to say, where they can draw on their own experiences (including those in a moving image form).

For further information or to book a place please email Jo Pike at j.pike@leeds.ac.uk

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