Final symposium to explore the many aspects of children’s literature

Trine University’s Spring 2019 Humanities Symposia concludes Tuesday, April 9, with, “Oh, The Places You’ll Go…Through Children’s Literature.”

The Symposia is presented by Trine’s Department of Humanities and Communication (HAC). Sessions are held in Wells Theater in Taylor Hall, with each symposium set to begin at 3:30 p.m.

 “Oh, The Places You’ll Go…Through Children’s Literature,” will be presented by Michelle Blank, MLIS, director of academic support services at Trine University. Along with Blank, pre-service teachers participating in the Children’s Literature course at Trine will lead listeners on a journey through various pieces of children’s literature.

The session aims to explore the many ways that children’s books can take us to new places, help us see the world in new ways, and allow us to actually feel new emotions with a sense of comfort and safety.

The Humanities Symposia is a series of presentations and discussions that cover a wide range of topics related to the humanities. It was created as a university outlet for scholars and artists searching for a place to present their research outside of academic conferences. The Symposia allows them to share their research with Trine as well as the local community.

Trine’s Humanities Symposia is free and open to the public. Talks usually last about 30 minutes and are immediately followed by time for any questions, which usually leads to a total time of one hour. Wells Theater seats 75 guests, so attendees are encouraged to arrive early if they have specific seating preferences.

For more information about the Symposia, contact Melissa Mayus, Ph.D., assistant professor in Trine’s Department of Humanities and Communication, at