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Into The Dark Fantastic

10th August, 2019 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Dr Ebony Elizabeth Thomas. Credit: Stuart Goldenberg

PLEASE NOTE: Unfortunately Dr. Ebony Elizabeth Thomas will no longer be able to attend this event with Dr. Ramdarshan Bold due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances. In her place will be author/scholar activist Breanna McDaniel.

Copyright © 2019 Breanna J. McDaniel

The conversation will shift from the Dark Fantastic to focus more on Breanna’s transatlantic activism in children’s literature as an author, scholar and reviewer, along with commentary on: under-the-radar heroes, collective industry activism in the US and UK, and the role of myriad stakeholders in promoting and supporting inclusive youth literature. 

We believe that Breanna will be an invaluable addition to the programme and we’re excited to have her and Dr. Ramdarshan Bold in conversation.  Copies of The Dark Fantastic and Breanna McDaniel’s Hands Up will both be for sale at the event.

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This transatlantic conversation between Dr. Ebony Elizabeth Thomas and Dr. Melanie Ramdarshan Bold, two women academics of colour, highlights the need for more diverse and inclusive representation in the field of children’s literature.

Into The Dark Fantastic, Saturday 10th August, 1pm to 3pm

Dr. Thomas, Associate Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, discusses her new book The Dark Fantastic: Race and the Imagination from Harry Potter to the Hunger Games with Dr. Bold, Senior Lecturer at University College London.

Q&A and book signing will follow the conversation.

You can find out more about Dr. Bold’s research and writing on Inclusive Young Adult Fiction here.

This event is part of the The REIYL Conference: Transatlantic Conversations in Research on Inclusive Youth Literature which will take place from 8th to the 10th August 2019.

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This workshop is open to all and is free to attend.  Please book below (you will be taken through the shopping cart but no charge will be made) or you can call us on 0141 550 2267. If you have booked a place and are no longer able to attend please let us know so that we can make your place available to someone else.


Glasgow Women’s Library is wheelchair accessible, with lifts to the first floor and the Mezzanine Floor. We have accessible toilets and all the bathrooms are individual closed stalls and are gender neutral. Our larger Events Space is fitted with an induction loop. A portable induction loop is also available. For paid events free companion tickets are available.

Find more information on Accessibility at GWL or contact us and we will be very happy to offer assistance.




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Glasgow Women’s Library
0141 550 2267


Glasgow Women’s Library
23 Landressy Street
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0141 550 2267