27 March 2021. Free entry.
The Little Black Lamb Goes to a Rave: A talk by Anna Smith
Saturday 27 March, 1 – 2pm
In response to Shelter House by Grace Crothall, we are excited to host a talk by academic Anna Smith.
In the talk, Smith will explore ideas in relation to childhood, the body, and refuge versus punishment in reference to The Adventures of Pinocchio (1996). She will draw on some of her own experiences of Sunday School and various moral lessons, as well as themes within the exhibition: the exchange of roles between born-again adult and child-like states within the Pentecostal community.
Anna Smith taught in the English programme at the University of Canterbury until 2017. Her main areas of interest were children’s literature and film, cultures of the supernatural and the relation between dreams, the imagination and lived experience.