THE CHILD AND THE BOOK 2011
April 8 – 10, 2011
CALL FOR PAPERS
We are pleased to announce the eighth annual The Child and the Book Conference for graduate and postgraduate scholars, in Oslo, Norway, April 8-10, 2011.
The conference is hosted by The Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies (ILN) at the University of Oslo, Norway.
•Nina Christensen, Director at Centre for Children’s Literature, Denmark •Svein Nyhus, author and illustrator, Norway
CALL FOR PAPERS
We particularly invite proposals for papers exploring the conference theme, although all scholarly papers on topics related to children’s literature will be given careful consideration.
The main theme of this year’s conference is PICTURE BOOKS IN THE NEW MILLENIUM, and we welcome proposals on the following topics:
•Picture books in the new millenium
•Young adult fiction
•Picture books for young adults
•Digital texts and computer games
•Religion in children’s literature
•National identity in children's literature •Children’s literature in the post-secular society •Historical events transformed into children’s literature •Nation building in children’s literature of the new millenium
Proposals for 20-minute presentations should be 250 words and should indicate texts to be discussed and the theoretical/critical framework underpinning your argument. Also include a separate brief biography for use by panel chairs when introducing presenters.
Please submit your proposal by November 1, 2010, to:
Please see the conference website for further information:
Please reply to firstname.lastname@example.org for any further inquiries about the conference.
Åse Marie Ommundsen
Leader of the Local Organizing Committee University of Oslo