Tag: Holly Blackford

Researcher Traces Influence of Early Developmental Psychology on the Modern Novel

Researcher Traces Influence of Early Developmental Psychology on the Modern Novel

By Tom McLaughlin In the late 19th century, the theory of evolution would have a profound impact on theories of the developing human mind, explains Rutgers University–Camden researcher Holly Blackford. “This was especially evident in child development, which was newly studied to demonstrate how evolution works,” says the professor of English. According to Blackford, modern […]

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Blackford Links Homosexual Stereotype With Victorian-Era Sexology, Dorian Gray and Peter Pan

Blackford Links Homosexual Stereotype With Victorian-Era Sexology, Dorian Gray and Peter Pan

The stereotype that contemporary gay culture is “youth-obsessed” may have its roots in Victorian-era sexology, Dorian Gray, and Peter Pan. So posits Rutgers–Camden researcher Holly Blackford in a new article, “Childhood and Greek Love: Dorian Gray and Peter Pan,” recently published in Children’s Literature Association Quarterly. In J. M. Barrie’s classic novel, Peter Pan, the […]

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