Saturday, February 20, 2010

CFP: Child Lit & Nostalgia (MLA in LA, Jan 2011)

Dear Colleagues,I am hoping that this call for papers will be of interest to many of you. The panel will be at the Modern Language Association’s convention (January 6-9, 2011) in Los Angeles. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.Best wishes,Lee Talley
From the turn of the twentieth century’s reverence for nostalgia to contemporary criticism’s concern with the way it distorts, nostalgia has been a central part of children’s literature and theory. Is nostalgia critically productive? To what ends does nostalgia work? Papers examining nostalgia’s role in criticism or using nostalgia as the theoretical lens through which to read specific works of children's literature from any era are welcome. Please send 500 word proposals to Lee Talley at outbind://2-00000000A4E05F4EACAE5F449EF2674EA9F05A0924E13500/ by March 15, 2010.

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