Dr Webster delivered a paper at an international conference

A Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU) tutor recently delivered a paper at an international conference held in San Francisco.

Dr Amy Webster was invited to attend the Modern Language Association's (MLA) convention as a speaker and spent four days meeting with fellow academics and exploring the city.

Her paper about British series of children's classics was part of a panel with American Professors on children's literature and culture in the modern city. The paper drew upon Dr Webster's PhD, which was completed at the University of Cambridge.

Dr Webster, who teaches on the Education Studies undergraduate programme and the MA in Children’s Literature and Literacies, was able to attend the convention thanks to MLA's travel grant and BGU's research fund.

As one of few speakers at the conference from the UK, she was excited to present her research and explore the topic in a different context and culture.

She said: "It was my first time attending this annual convention and it was lovely to be involved. I made some good connections with other academics which I hope will lead to collaborations in the future.

"It was a great opportunity to identify where my researched overlapped and interconnected with that of other attendees, and we were able to enjoy some lively debate."

A copy of Dr Webster's presentation can be found here.

24th January 2023

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