CGF Higher Seminar with Laura Scholes
Laura Scholes (Australian Catholic University in Brisbane, Australia) and Stig-Börje Asplund (Karlstad University, Sweden)
MASCULINE READER IDENTITIES ACROSS THE LIFESPAN
Laura Scholes presents findings from her research on boys, masculinities and reading. In the seminar, Scholes will also, together with Stig-Börje Asplund, present mixed method data from different contexts from an ongoing article project on masculine reader identities across the lifespan.
Laura Scholes is Associate Professor in Gender and Literacy at the Institute for Learning Sciences and Teacher Education, Australian Catholic University in Brisbane, Australia. She is particularly interested in socio-cultural influences on boys’ everyday reading experiences and how notions of masculinity influence attitudes towards reading and subsequently engagement in such endeavors. Scholes has written a number of articles and books including Boys, Masculinities and Reading: Gender Identity and Literacy as Social Practice. Critical Studies in Gender and Sexuality in Education Series.
Stig-Börje Asplund is Associate Professor at the Department of Educational Studies at Karlstad University in Sweden. He holds a PhD in Educational Work, and his main research interest is on classroom interaction and life story approaches, with a special focus on processes of identity construction and on boys’ and young men’s reading in and outside school.
The seminar is co-arranged by the seminar series of Narrative Studies, the Centre for Language and Literature in Education (KAU), and the Center for Gender Studies (KAU).