Dan Cook participated in a round-table article on kids’ media

Dan Cook participated in a round-table article on kids’ media with Henry Jenkins and Natalie Coulter in the recent issues of Velvet Light Trap (#78, Fall 2016) available on the University of Texas Press. The Fall 2016 Issue #78 includes: Considering Kids’ Media Girl Talk and Girl Tech: Computer Talking Dolls and the Sounds of Girls’ … Read more of Dan Cook participated in a round-table article on kids’ media

New article by Dr. Meredith Bak examines toys-to-life video game Disney Infinity

The article, entitled “Building Blocks of the Imagination: Children, Creativity, and the Limits of Disney Infinity,” appears in a special issue of The Velvet Light Trap on Kids’ Media. In it, Bak explores claims that the game offers children unlimited creative opportunities and critically considers commercial claims to kids creativity in contemporary media culture.  Source … Read more of New article by Dr. Meredith Bak examines toys-to-life video game Disney Infinity

Samantha White wins Sport Literature Association Graduate Essay Contest

The Department of Childhood Studies would like to congratulate Ph.D. student Samantha White, winner of the Sport Literature Association Graduate Essay Contest for 2016.  Samantha unanimously won for her essay entitled “Negotiating Female Athletic Identity in Educational Spaces through the Works of R.R. Knudson.”  Samantha’s essay will be published in a forthcoming issue of Aethlon: The … Read more of Samantha White wins Sport Literature Association Graduate Essay Contest