Thursday, November 7, 2013

CFP: Children's Lit in Multicultural Worlds, "Literature. Children. Time."

5th International Symposium “Literature. Children. Time.”
5th Literary Festival for Children “Dyvokraj”

Children’s Literature in the Multicultural World International Conference
1 - 5 of June, 2014
Submission deadline: April 1, 2014

The conference is held by Petro Mohyla Black Sea State University (Mykolayiv, Ukraine) and Ukrainian Research Centre of Children’s and Youth Literature (Lviv, Ukraine).  The conference is a part of the program of the 5th international symposium “Literature. Children. Time.” Areas of interest for the conference include the following topics:
  • Children’s literature in the context of multiculturalism
  • Postcolonial perspective in Children’s literature Studies
  • Gender Studies and Children’s literature
  • Children’s literature and ideology
  • Canon and identity in literature for children and youth
  • Children’s literature and intermediality
  • Writing for kids in the situation of bilingualism and plurilingualism
  • Graphics and  illustrations: iconosphere of children’s books
  • Ethical dimension of children’s literature
  • Children’s book as a commodity
  • Use of children’s literature for commercial purposes
  • Kitsch and children’s books
  • Children’s Literature in cyberspace

Round-table meeting: reading national propaganda “All of Ukraine reads to kids” – “All of Europe reads to kids”

Working languages of the conference are Ukrainian, Russian, Polish, German and English.

Registration fee for participants is 250 hryvnas (for the former USSR citizens) and 50 Euros (for citizens of other countries), which includes coffee-breaks, lunches, sightseeing tour. The registration fee should be paid when the participants register. Travel expenses and accommodation costs are covered by the participants of the conference.
Submission Information
Oral presentations should not exceed 20 minutes. Papers of the conference will be published in two Ukrainian academic journals. The papers of the participants who will not give their oral presentations at the conference will not be accepted for publication.

Abstracts of presentations (up to 200 words) should be submitted by April 1, 2014. The participants of the conference should provide the following information:
  • title of the presentation;
  • last name, first name, middle name, academic degree;
  • name of the institution
  • field of research interests;
  • mailing address, telephone number, e-mail address 
The abstracts and personal information should be sent to Dr. Tetjana Kachak, the Head of Ivano-Frankivsk URCCYL-Branch: e-mail:; telephone numbers: 0038 067 8705724, 0038 099 0475972
Manuscript requirements
Prepare your manuscript before submission, using the following guidelines: all files should be submitted as a Word document, Times New Roman, size – 14, interline space – 1.5;  all margins – 2 cm; Microsoft Word count for all text including figures and tables but excluding references should not exceed 20 000 characters with spaces; abstract  is 4000 characters not including keywords; list of cited words is at the end of the paper in the alphabetical order starting with sources written in Cyrillic, then in Latin; references in the text are in square brackets, the first digit indicating number of the source in the bibliography list, the second digit is the number of page, for example, [12, с. 45-46], [9, с. 24].

Abstract submission deadline: April 1, 2014
Notification of acceptance: April 10, 2014

On behalf of the Organizing Committee

Prof. Dr. Oleksandr Pronkevich (
Dr. Ulyana Baran (Hnidets) (

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