Sunday, August 21, 2011

CFP: Australia June 2012: ACLAR Conference & Shaun Tan

Call For Papers
‘If We’re Being Honest: The Facts and Fictions of Children’s Literature’
The 2012 Biennial Conference of the Australasian Children’s Literature Association for Research (ACLAR)

National Library of Australia, Canberra ACT, June 20 – 22, 2012

Debates about notions of honesty, openness, innocence and agency have abounded in both the study and practice of children’s and young adult literature. The 2012 Biennial ACLAR conference will explore the contemporary tensions between some of these key debates, with particular emphasis upon the role of children’s literature in the digital world. Confirmed keynote speakers include Prof. Clare Bradford (Deakin University), Prof. Kerry Mallan (Queensland University of Technology) and writer/illustrator Shaun Tan.
Presenters are invited to submit abstracts exploring aspects of the conference theme; ‘If We’re Being Honest: The Facts and Fictions of Children’s Literature’.

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