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The second biannual ISSCL conference will take place on Friday 28th and Saturday 29th March 2014 at An Foras Feasa, NUI Maynooth.
The conference theme is ‘Be Merry and Wise: Children’s Literature from Chapbooks to the Digital Age‘. The call for papers is open now, with proposals due by Monday 9th December 2013.
Children’s literature has always existed on a continuum between entertainment and instruction. Proposals are invited on the overall theme and associated topics in the context of both Irish and international literature for children, and also in relation to print and other media. Papers in both the Irish language and English language will be most welcome. Cuirfear fáilte roimh chainteanna as Gaeilge agus as Béarla.
The latest ISSCL publication, Children’s Literature on the Move: Nations, Translations, Migrations, is edited by Nora Maguire and Beth Rodgers and published by Four Courts Press as part of the Studies in Children’s Literature series. It will be launched by Prof Michael Cronin (DCU) on Wednesday, November 13th 2013 at The Gutter Bookshop, Cow’s Lane, Temple Bar Dublin, starting at 6pm. All are very welcome to attend!
On November 7th 2012, the ISSCL volume What Do We Tell the Children? Critical Essays on Children’s Literature, edited by Ciara Ní Bhroin and Patricia Kennon and published by Cambridge Scholars Press, was launched at Coláiste Mhuire, Marino, Dublin. Robert Dunbar’s launch speech is available to read here and photos from the launch are up on our facebook page. Thanks to all those who came along!