CFP – Be Merry and Wise: Children’s Literature from Chapbooks to the Digital Age

The Irish Society for the Study of Children’s Literature
Biennial Conference

Theme: Be Merry and Wise: Children’s Literature from Chapbooks to the Digital Age
Date: Friday, 28 and Saturday, 29 March, 2014
Venue: An Foras Feasa, NUI Maynooth

Call for Papers

Children’s literature has always existed on a continuum between entertainment and instruction. Proposals are invited on the overall theme and associated topics in the context of both Irish and international literature for children, and also in relation to print and other media. Papers in both the Irish language and English language will be most welcome. Cuirfear fáilte roimh chainteanna as Gaeilge agus as Béarla.

Possible topics include but are not confined to:

  • Textbooks and children’s literature;
  • Children’s literature in the classroom;
  • Digital humanities and the study of children’s literature;
  • Safety and cautionary tales;
  • Youth culture and the media;
  • Retelling and repackaging;
  • The power of the visual;
  • Drama and performance;
  • The history of publishing for children.

Proposals of 300 words maximum should be sent to Dr. Anne Markey, ISSCL President.
Email: Anne.Markey@nuim.ie

Subject line should read “ISSCL Proposal” to arrive no later than Monday, 9 December, 2013.

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