Picture-Book Professors

@inproceedings{Terras2018PictureBookP,
  title={Picture-Book Professors},
  author={Melissa Terras},
  year={2018}
}
How is academia portrayed in children's literature? This Element ambitiously surveys fictional professors in texts marketed towards children. Professors are overwhelmingly white and male, tending to be elderly scientists who fall into three stereotypes: the vehicle to explain scientific facts, the baffled genius, and the evil madman. By the late twentieth century, the stereotype of the male, mad, muddlehead, called Professor SomethingDumb, is formed in humorous yet pejorative fashion. This… 
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Books Received Journal of Gender Studies - vol. 28 no. 4
  • Journal of Gender Studies
  • 2019

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