IBBY UK/NCRCL MA Conference, 9 November 2013, University of Roehampton, London
Call for Papers on the theme of ‘Feast or Famine: Food and Children’s Literature’
As a focus for imaginative gratification, food has a long-standing relationship with children’s literature. Sinclair’s jam-filled ‘coach-wheel’ in The Holiday House (1839) revolutionised Evangelist writing, as culinary reward overshadows recrimination; marmalade sandwiches and honeypots are as iconic as the Paddington and Pooh bears who favour them; and the delights of feasting reach from the comic visualization of The Beano to the excessive wizardry of Hogwarts banqueting. Darker shadows also trouble this relationship though; Brenda’s philanthropy in Froggy’s Little Brother (1875) witnesses the starvation of mice and children, while Andy Mulligan’s Trash (2010) condemns capitalist greed. Moving beyond the immediate concerns of children’s literature, the rise of cup-cake culture in the early 21st century and the recent success of the BBC’s The Great British Bake Off point to an on-going fascination with food that extends beyond sustenance to creation, image and consumption. This evident cultural fascination draws in adults and children alike and thus it seems timely to consider the rich complexity of the relationship between food and children’s literature.
The conference will include keynote presentations by well-known writers, publishers and academics. Proposals are welcomed for workshop sessions (lasting about 20 minutes) on relevant issues/areas from any period in the history of international children’s literature.
The deadline for proposals is 19th July 2013. Please email a 200-word abstract (for a 20-minute paper), along with a short biography and affiliation to email@example.com. More info at http://ncrcl.wordpress.com/2013/05/09/call-for-papers-ibbyncrcl-conference-feast-or-famine/
MA IN HUMANITIES: English, Children’s Literature 2013-15
St Patrick’s College Drumcondra (Dublin City University)
Applications are invited for places on the Taught MA Programme in Humanities in English; Children’s Literature (Two Year Part-time Course). Students study the full range of children’s literature from classic to modern and contemporary novels, picture books, film, and poetry, from Ireland and the rest of the English–speaking world. The age range is from books for the very young to books for young adults.
The normal entry requirement is an Honours BA or BEd Degree or equivalent, with English as a major component with a minimum grade of 2.1
St. Patrick’s College also offers a research MA in Humanities and a PhD by Major Thesis in English, Children’s Literature.
Applicants for this course require an Honours BA or BEd Degree with a minimum grade of 2.1 (or equivalent) in English.
Applicants will be interviewed as part of the selection process.
Requests for application forms and further details to:
The Admissions Officer, Admissions Office, St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra, Dublin 9.
Telephone 01 8842000/8842025/8842096/8842013
Fax 01 8376197
Closing date for the receipt of applications is 30th April 2013
Mionteanga, Mórscéalta: An Tríú Comhdháil ar Litríocht agus ar Chultúr na nÓg
Institiúid Oideachais Marino, Ascaill Uí Ghríofa, Baile Átha Cliath 9, 20-21 Meán Fómhair 2013
Le tamall anuas, tá níos mó béime á leagan ar litríocht agus ar chultúr na ngrúpaí atá ar imeall na sochaí. Dá thoradh sin, tá forbairt mhór tagtha ar léann litríocht agus chultúr na n-óg go hidirnáisiúnta. Ach cén tionchar atá ag mionteangacha ar nós na Gaeilge ar ár dtuiscintí ar chultúr na n-óg in Éirinn agus san Eoraip?
Tá sé mar aidhm ag an Tríú Comhdháil ar Litríocht agus ar Chultúr na nÓg plé a spreagadh i measc oideachasóirí, scoláirí, foilsitheoirí, aistritheoirí, ealaíontóirí den uile chineál agus daoine eile a bhfuil spéis acu i litríocht agus i gcultúr na n-óg. Díreofar ar stair chultúr Gaelach na n-óg, ar an suíomh reatha, agus ar dhúshláin na todhchaí.
Iarrtar ar dhaoine a bhfuil spéis acu caint a thabhairt ar aon ghné de litríocht nó de chultúr na n-óg, teideal na cainte agus achoimre ar an ábhar a sheoladh isteach. D’fhéadfadh na hábhair seo a leanas a bheith i gceist, ach glacfar le hábhair eile freisin:
Filíocht, rannta, amhráin, greannáin agus comicí don óige; an Ghaeilge agus eagraíochtaí cultúrtha don óige; an drámaíocht mar áis liteartha don óige; foilsitheoirí agus foilsitheoireacht; litríocht agus cultúr na n-óg i siollabais na Gaeilge sna hollscoileanna; an phiseog i litríocht Ghaeilge na n-óg; an Eoraip agus litríocht na Gaeilge; an teicneolaíocht i litríocht agus i gcultúr na n-óg
Seol teideal an pháipéir, achoimre (250 focal) agus beathaisnéis (50 focal) chuig: firstname.lastname@example.org roimh 5in ar an 14 Meitheamh, 2013.
Le haghaidh tuilleadh eolais, féach ar http://litriochtnanog.blogspot.ie
Riarthóirí na Comhdhála: Claire Dunne, Caoimhe Nic Lochlainn, Órla Ní Chuilleanáin, Ríona Nic Congáil, Róisín Adams
The School of Languages Literatures and Cultural Studies, Trinity College Dublin is hosting a Postgraduate Conference entitled “Identities in Flux: Conflict, Construction, the Self and the Other” on 31 May 2013.
Proposals for individual papers (in English, max. 20 minutes) are invited from Postgraduate students at Masters and doctoral level, and from recent doctoral graduates (2012 or 2013) on the theme of identity formation in literature and cultural studies, including (but not limited to) the following topics:
History and memory and their transformation in literature; Border crossings: transpositions, transliterations and translations; Cultural topography; Writing the Self and writing the Other; Strangers, monsters and fearsome others; Conflicting identities/ identities in conflict; Gender and identity; The researcher as insider/outsider
Abstracts should be between 250-300 words and include name institutional affiliation title of paper and 4/5 key words. Closing date for submission of abstracts is 2 April.
Registration fee: €10
‘Narrative Magic: Transformations Through Story-Telling’, A Workshop Day of Seminars and Story-Telling, University of Glasgow, 5th November 2012. (In conjunction with the Goethe Institute and the Scottish Storytelling Centre)
Inspired by the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the Grimm Brothers’ famous Children’s and Household Tales, this 1-day conference will focus on narrative as magic: magic which transforms, which binds two otherwise mutually exclusive worlds, which opens new possibilities—whether they be promising or terrifying ones. Rather than full academic papers, this day will be organised as a series of seminar discussions, and it is open to the wider public. Team participants will submit short (2,500-word) presentation papers on their topic in advance. We meet in groups each with a seminar leader, to engage folk in fruitful discussions. Then we come together for final conclusions. Other participants who want to come along are welcome to listen and interact, too.
Submit abstracts (150 words) by 30th September 2012 to Dr Laura Martin Laura.Martin@glasgow.ac.uk
21st Biennial Congress of IRSCL: Children’s Literature and Media Cultures, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Maastricht University, The Netherlands, August 10-14 2013
Contemporary children and adolescents divide their time over many different media. These media do not develop in isolation. Rather, they shape each other by continually exchanging content and modes of mediation. This conference addresses the exchanges between children’s literature and adjacent media (oral narrative, theatre, film, radio, TV, digital media). The aim of the conference is to strengthen the ever closer ties between children’s literature scholars and media experts, and to bridge the gap between hermeneutic methods from the humanities and empirical, experimental methods from the social sciences.
Deadline for abstracts: October 1st 2012. www.irscl2013.com.
“Green Man/Wild Man and Children’s Culture” 20-21 July 2012, Trinity College Dublin. http://greenmanconference.wordpress.com/ This two-day multidisciplinary conference will explore the role of green man and wild man motifs in twentieth and twenty-first century children’s culture. From Puck to Captain Planet, the green man motif may help to kindle ecological awareness and excite the environmental imagination. The green man offers education and guidance and a release from the pressures and responsibilities of the civic space. Yet the spaces the green man inhabits – forests and wildernesses – are also sites of wild abandon, savagery and panic where human characters become wild men and slip away from their civilised identities altogether. This conference will celebrate all aspects of the green man and the wild man in children’s culture. Papers on literature, art, comics/graphic novels, video games, film and music are welcome. Abstracts of 200 words for 20 minute papers should be sent to email@example.com before 5pm on Friday March 30th 2012. Please also include a brief bio (not more than 50 words).
“Children’s Literature and European Avant-Garde” Although the impact of avant-garde arts on the development of modern children’s literature in different European and non-European countries has been stressed by several scholars, this relationship has been hardly investigated so far. Many renowned artists belonging to avant-garde movements, such as Symbolism, Surrealism, Cubism, Expressionism, Dadaism, and Constructivism, created aesthetically demanding works for children, ranging from picturebooks to poetry, fairy tales, and novels for children. To this group belong Salvador Bartolozzi, Karel Capek, Blaise Cendrars, Aleksandr Deineka, Lyonel Feininger, El Lissitzky, Vladimir Lebedev, Joan Miró, Bruno Munari, Nathalie Parain, Kurt Schw itters, and Arne Ungermann, to name just a few. Senior and emerging scholars, academics and researchers are invited to apply. This conference is organised by the European Science Foundation (ESF) in partnership with Linköping University (LiU). The conference w ill take place on 26 – 30 September 2012 in Norrköping, Sweden. Submission Deadline: 01 April 2012. Grants available for successful applicants. Further information can be found at: www.esf.org/conferences/12384
“The Child in the Book” international conference on children’s literature, Soochow University, Taipei, Taiwan, November 16th-17th 2012. By focusing the theme for this conference, we wish to interrogate the ways in which children and childhood are constructed in texts for young people from a variety of cultures and perspectives. What ideas lay behind the representation of children in literary texts? What assumptions are made about potential readers? If childhood is a shifting idea that is ideologically constructed, then how do these ideas shift between texts written by or for people in different national contexts? Do the historical ideas of childhood that have played such an extensive role in North American and European societies translate to other societies and cultures? While issues of childhood representations in all settings are welcome, of special concern is the representation of cultures and diversity in Asian contexts as well as with Asians in non-Asian settings. Please email abstracts with fewer than 500 words and three to five keywords with brief resume to TCLRA Conference Committee (firstname.lastname@example.org) Deadline for abstracts is March 1, 2012. Notification of acceptance by March 30. For further information, please go to www.scu.edu.tw/english/
The Family in Children’s Literature The focal topic of the summer 2012 issue of the journal interjuli will be “Children’s Literature and the Family.“ Possible aspects thereof are changes in the image of the family as consequences of changed ideas of childhood; educational impetus of children’s literature dealing with the subject of family; family as blood ties or elective affinities; absent parents and competent children; images of the family and ideology; religious children’s literature and the family; teenage parenthood in children’s literature; images of the family on an international level. See the journal website www.interjuli.de for manuscript submission guidelines with the deadline of 28th February 2012. Guidelines concerning formatting and editing standards will be sent out upon request. interjuli is an interdisciplinary journal dedicated to the research into literature for children and young adults.
Towards Common Ground: Philosophical Approaches to Children’s Literature The Child and the Book conference, from 30th March to 1st April 2012 at Cambridge University, aims to examine the foundations of children’s literature criticism. Topics could include metacritical approaches to the discipline; generational transmission and educational ideals; constructions of childhood and adulthood; the big questions: love, life and death, time and space; knowledge, reason and imagination; ethics and morality; aesthetics; identity, the self, and subjectivity; nature and culture; changing notions of humanity. Papers will be made available online to all participants for the month preceding the conference in order to facilitate more fruitful questions and discussion. Email 300-500-word abstracts and brief biographies by 3rd January 2012 to Erin Spring: email@example.com.
Celebrating Childhood Diversity To celebrate the 10th year of the establishment of the Centre for the Study of Childhood and Youth at Sheffield University, (CSCY), this conference, from 9th to 11th July 2012, addresses the theme of diversity in the lives of children and young people. Topics could include children’s and young people’s diverse social and cultural worlds; understanding identity and difference; structures and institutions as indices of childhood diversity; time, space and place; methodological innovations in childhood research; theorising similarity and difference. Email 200-word abstracts to the conference administrator, Dawn Lessels, by 31st January 2012: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Exploring Issues of Social Justice Through Children’s Literature The Journal of Children’s Literature invites articles for a special issue considering what are the best books to grow cultural and global awareness and sustain the critical ability of considering various points of view? How can we use books with multicultural and international themes to assist our students in coming to deep understandings of peace and social justice? Contributors are invited to share the lessons that grew such critical comprehension and understanding in their classrooms. Essays should not exceed twenty double-spaced, typed pages (including references). Use APA (6th edition) format and include an abstract of approximately 50-150 words at the beginning of the manuscript. Email manuscripts to the co-editors, Miriam Martinez, Jonda McNair, and Sharon O’Neal, at email@example.com by 1st February 2012.
“Is féidir linn! [Yes we can!]: Politics and Ideology in Children’s Literature” Biennial conference of the ISSCL, Dublin City University, 25th – 26th February 2012. Deadline for proposals:18th November 2011. Download our call for papers here. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
“Forbairt Litríocht agus Chultúr na nÓg: An Dara Comhdháil Idirnáisiúnta” Coláiste Phádraig, Droim Conrach, 23-24 Márta 2012. Gairm ar pháipéir a íoslódáil anseo. Seol teideal an pháipéir agus achoimre (250 focal) chuig email@example.com roimh an 19 Nollaig, 2011. Tuilleadh eolais: http://litriochtnanog.blogspot.com
New Review of Children’s Literature and Librarianship Articles are invited for the next edition of the New Review of Children’s Literature and Librarianship. This is an international journal designed to explore the range of issues of current concern to those working in the field of children’s literature and librarianship around the world, including critical assessments of children’s and adolescent literature, the management of library services to children and adolescents, education issues affecting library services, Information Technology, collection development and management, research in literature and library services for children and adolescents. Further details of the journal and instructions for authors can be found at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/13614541.asp The deadline for full-length papers is Friday 2nd December 2011, to be emailed to Sally Maynard at: firstname.lastname@example.org
“Revisitar o Mito / Recycling Myths”, Faculty of Letters, University of Lisbon, 2nd – 4th May 2012. View the call for papers here. Deadline for proposals (individual papers and thematic panels) 20th November 2011.
“Family Ties: Recollection and Representation” Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies, London, 8-9 March 2012. Deadline for proposals: 4 October 2011 http://igrs.sas.ac.uk/fileadmin/documents/events/conference/Family_Ties_Conference_CFP.pdf
“Magic is Might 2012: An International Academic Conference Exploring the Cultural Influence of the Harry Potter Books and Films” Hosted by the University of Limerick Department of Sociology in collaboration with the UL Interaction Design Centre, Dept. of Computer Science and Information Systems. Limerick, 23-24 July 2012. Deadline for abstracts: 1 October 2011http://magicismight2012.blogspot.com/p/call-for-papers.html
Call for papers for IBBY Conference, London, 23-26 August 2012 “Crossing Boundaries: Translations and Migrations” Deadline for proposals: 30 June 2011. http://www.ibby.org/index.php?id=1182
American Periodicals is currently seeking submissions for a special issue on children and periodicals, guest-edited by Courtney Weikle-Mills. The journal is devoted exclusively to scholarship and criticism relating to American magazines and newspapers of all periods. It includes essays on all aspects of American periodicals, from the earliest 18th-century magazines to the 21st-century ‘zines and e-journals. Writers for the special edition might address: periodicals and/or periodical pieces aimed at children; representations of children or childhood in periodical literature; serialized children’s works; child-authored or edited periodicals (including amateur works); child contributors and/or correspondents; child readers of periodicals; visual images of children in periodicals; the editorial policy, financing, production, illustration, circulation, and/or design of children’s periodicals; the role that periodicals might play in excavating or understanding children’s culture; the circulation of ideas and assumptions about children and childhood through periodicals.
Professor Weikle-Mills would be delighted to speak to scholars about the possible fit of their work with the special issue. She can be reached at email@example.com. Completed essays will be due August 31, 2011 to the same address. All submissions should conform to the style of American Periodicals (see http://americanperiodicals.osu.edu/submissions.htm) and will undergo peer review in keeping with the procedures of the journal. The issue will appear in the fall of 2012.
Interdisciplinary Methodology: The Case of Comics Studies
Papers are invited for this conference which will take place on Friday 14 – Saturday 15 October 2011 at the University of Bern. The purpose of this event is to reduce the stark discrepancy between the popularity of Comics Studies on the one hand and the virtual lack of encompassing methodological reflection on the other. Papers should stimulate reflection on the methodological issues Comics Studies and Intermediality Studies raise, as well as on possibilities to tackle these issues. If you would like to present a paper or have questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.