CFP – Slavic Worlds of Imagination 2: Borders of Tolerance

Slavic Worlds of Imagination 2: Borders of Tolerance
International Conference
Cracow, Poland, 24-25 September 2018

Central, Eastern, and South-Eastern Europe has been an area of crossing different cultures and worldviews for ages. Narratives about multicultural communities, minorities, and tolerance used to be popularized or removed depending on local governments. This problem seems to be more transparent in the context of literature for children and youth, fantasy, and science fiction. This conference, which is the continuation of “Slavic Worlds of Imagination,” will be the occasion to discuss the following topics (also in comparative perspective):

  • tolerance/intolerance in children’s and youth literatures of Central, Eastern, and South-Eastern Europe
  • tolerance of literary critics and pedagogues: controversial works for children and youth
  • “bad books” for children: borders of aesthetic and ethic tolerance
  • emigration, immigration, and refugees in children’s, youth, and fantasy literature
  • religious, ethnic, and sexual minorities in Slavic literatures for children and youth in Central, Eastern, and South-Eastern Europe
  • meetings of Slavic and non-Slavic characters in literature and another texts of culture
  • stereotypes in Slavic literatures for children and youth
  • child as the Other in literatures of Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe

Download the application form and please send us your proposals by 1 May 2018: slavic.worlds.imagination@gmail.com.

The conference fee is 400 PLN (100 EUR)/300 PLN (75 EUR) for PhD Students.

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Organizing Committee

prof. dr hab. Anna Czabanowska-Wróbel
dr hab. Magdalena Dyras
dr Marlena Gruda
mgr Alicja Fidowicz