Raising Tiny Comrades Picture Books in the Soviet Union-FR
How did bedtime stories, fairytales and children's magazines convey socialist values to tiny comrades? Dr. Megan Swift (U Victoria) looks into this problem using the Harriet Irving Children's Collection "Soviet Library for Tiny Tots". This lecture is a continuation of Dr. Swift's work in the Wallace Collection and builds upon her highly engaging talk of 2012 entitled, “Banning Magic: The Fairy Tale Under Lenin and Stalin”. A selection of books used in Dr. Swift’s research will be on display outside the collection.
Dr. Swift is an Associate Professor of Russian Studies at the University of Victoria and the 2013 Wallace Research Fellow. She specializes in modernist literature, art and culture and is currently working on a book called Fairytale Nation: Illustrated Children’s Literature Under Lenin and Stalin, 1917-53.
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