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Michael Rosen

Socialist Tales: Workers’ Tales and Reading and Rebellion SOLD OUT

Michael Rosen

Thursday, 4 April 2019

2:00pm

1 hour

Oxford Martin School: Lecture Theatre

£7 - £12.50

Former children’s laureate and author of We’re Going on a Bear Hunt Michael Rosen talks about a collection of socialist fairy tales and fables and a collection of radical writing for children that he helped to compile.

Workers’ Tales brings together a selection of socialist fairy tales, fables and allegories written in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The writers used conventional forms to entertain readers of all ages and challenge some of the conventional values found in children’s literature. Reading and Rebellion is a collection of radical writing for children between 1900 and 1960. They are the kind of thing that left-leaning parents would have wanted their children to read and include picture books, plays, novels and a Marxist retelling of Robin Hood.

Rosen was children’s laureate between 2007 and 2009. He has written more than 200 children’s books as well as adult books, hosts BBC Radio 4’s Word of Mouth and is a columnist for Guardian Education and New Humanist. He is professor of children’s literature, Goldsmiths, University of London, and went to Wadham College, Oxford.

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FT Weekend Title partner BBC World Service International radio partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner University of Oxford New College Jewish Book Week Partner of Jewish programme Italian Embassy Supporter of Italian programme Irish Embassy, London Supporters of the Irish programme MIT Press MIT Press. Sponsors of the programme of American literature and culture The Dorchester Hotels Collection Festival London hotel partner Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Princeton University Press British Academy Festival academic partner Ian and Carol Sellars Emily Rose and James Marrow Lady Hatch Patron donor for the programme of Irish literature and culture George Warren Mary and Cecil Quillen Jesus College Worcester College Worcester College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Hilda’s College 10th St Hilda's day at the festival St Cross College St Cross College The Feathers Hotel Macdonald Bear Hotel Critchleys The Royal Society of Literature Royal Literary Fund Felicity Bryan Associates Oxford University Press Conference Oxford University of Oxford Mathematical Institute Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office Said Business School Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner The Oxford Times Regional media partner Oxford Brookes University Oxford University Images Oxford University Images The Sheldonian Theatre Floris of London City Audio Visual Sloane Club British Humanist Association Oxford City Council The Litmus Partnership K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography OX magazine History of War All About History Steer Oxford Botanic Garden