Thursday, October 13, 2011

Children's Literature and European Avant-Garde

ESF-LiU Conference

Children's Literature and European Avant-Garde

26 -30 September 2012

Preliminary Programme

© Maria del Mar Lozano Bartolozzi author: Salvador Bartolozzi title: Pinocho boxeador. publisher and year: Madrid: Ed. "Saturnino Calleja", 1929.

© Maria del Mar Lozano Bartolozzi

The aim of this conference is to bring together those scholars who are interested in the relationship between avant-garde movements and children’s culture (i.e. arts, literature, toys, films for children) within a European context. Since avant-garde movements were particularly strong in countries such as France, Germany, Italy, Russia, Spain, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and the Scandinavian countries, this conference focuses on the mutual influences of European avant-garde movements and children’s literature in these respective countries. Moreover, since several renowned avant-garde artists, especially from East European countries, immigrated to the US in the 1920s and 1930s, the impact of these artists on American authors and illustrators should be investigated as well. Another important aspect is the afterlife of avant-garde art and literature in modern children’s literature published after World War II (for example the influence of Pop Art and Arte Povera on children’s literature).

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