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Nancy Drew and Her Changing World

Nancy Drew and Her Changing World

In the world of detective fiction, few figures are more iconic than Nancy Drew—a favorite character for young readers from the 1930s through the present and revitalized over the decades through TV and film adaptations as well as several spin-off series geared toward both younger and older readers. But beyond simple escapist reading, the adventures of the "Girl Detective" also offered telling glimpses of the values, concerns, and conflicts of their eras, and a brief examination of the series’ publishing history—from before Nancy's debut through significant and timely reworkings of the stories—providing additional insight into the business of children’s literature and the importance of market considerations on artistic creation.

Cosponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at George Mason University (OLLI Mason).

ABOUT THE PRESENTER

Art Taylor is the Edgar Award-winning author of two short story collections: The Adventure of the Castle Thief and Other Expeditions and Indiscretions and The Boy Detective & The Summer of ’74 and Other Tales of Suspense. He's an associate professor of English at George Mason University.

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ABOUT OLLI MASON

OLLI Mason provides intellectual and cultural experiences to curious individuals. Learn more at OLLI.gmu.edu.

INVITE

This program is appropriate for ages 18+. Register by clicking on the "Begin Registration" button. 

Date:
Wednesday, May 15, 2024
Time:
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Location:
Burke Centre Meeting Room 116, Burke Centre Meeting Room 117
Library Branch:
Burke Centre Library
Categories:
Presentation/Performance
Audience:
  Adults  
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Registrations open at 2:00pm Wednesday, May 1, 2024

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