A collection of women’s and girls’ periodicals, Femorabilia comprises two-thousand British publications (and more than ninety titles) from every decade of the twentieth century. Femorabilia will be available to view in a hands-on study session.
The collection includes an extensive wartime run of Picturegoer and a run of Girls’ Crystal from 1950-1952 as well as bound volumes of the first two years of Bunty (1958), the first year of Girl (1951) and the first 6 months of Peg’s Paper (1919). Other highlights are Diana, Judy, June from the 1960s and their older counter parts Mirabelle, Romeo and Valentine. We have a full run of Misty (1978), the first two years of Just 17 (1983) and selections of Photo Love (1979), Blue Jeans (1977) and My Guy (1985).
Venue: Aldham Robarts Library, Liverpool John Moores University
The study session will be followed by a symposium. For the symposium, we welcome proposals for 20 minute presentations on topics including but not limited to:
- Individual magazines and comics
- Specific stories, features, artists and writers
- Publishers and twentieth-century reading for young adults
- Childhood, girlhood, women’s culture and the diversity of readerships
- Cultural practices associated with magazines (e.g. play, collecting, readers’ contributions, dress-up dolls)
- Reading for pleasure
- Comparative research projects on popular culture
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