Season Three, Episode Three

The Tipsy Toddler:
Talking Kids and Alcohol with Dr. Elizabeth Marshall

Transcript coming soon!

In this episode, we are thinking of the ways adults might think they are hiding alcohol—and their own relationship to alcohol—from children, but with decidedly mixed results. Special guest Dr. Elizabeth Marshall explains that in our adult anxiety to keep things hidden from children, we wind up actually making things more dangerous, not less.  

Elizabeth Marshall is an associate professor at Simon Fraser University, where she teaches courses on children’s literature and popular culture. Marshall is the author of Graphic Girlhoods: Visualizing Education and Violence (Routledge, 2018) and co-author with Leigh Gilmore of Witnessing Girlhood: Toward an Intersectional Tradition of Life Writing (Fordham, 2019). Her interdisciplinary research on childhood has appeared in numerous journals and edited collections.   


reading list

Baldwin, James, Little Man, Little Man: A Story of Childhood. 1976. Duke University Press, 2018. 

Duane, Anna Mae. Suffering Childhood in Early America: Violence, Race, and the Making of the Child Victim. The University of Georgia Press, 2010. 

Edelstein, Sari. Adulthood and Other Fictions: American Literature and the Unmaking of Age. Oxford University Press, 2019. 

Gilmore, Leigh, and Elizabeth Marshall. Witnessing Girlhood: Toward an Intersectional Tradition of Life Writing. Fordham University Press, 2019.

Lerner, Barron H. One for the road: Drunk Driving Since 1900. The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011.

Marshall, Elizabeth. Graphic Girlhoods: Visualizing Education and Violence. Routledge, 2018. 

Reed, Austin. The Life and Adventures of a Haunted Convict. 1858–59. Penguin/Random House, 2017.

Roth, Marty. Drunk the Night Before: An Anatomy of Intoxication. University of Minnesota Press, 2005.

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