CFP – ChLA International Committee Focus Panel Session

Call for Papers: CHLA International Committee Focus Panel Session
Deadline: September 15, 2015

43rd Annual Children’s Literature Association Conference
Hosted by The Ohio State University
The Sheraton Columbus at Capitol Square
June 9-11, 2016

The International Committee of the Children’s Literature Association is planning a special country focus panel on Japan, to be presented at the 43rd Children’s Literature Association Conference, held in Columbus, Ohio, and hosted by The Ohio State University from June 9 through 11, 2016. The committee invites paper proposals that focus on any aspect of Japanese children’s literature. The Committee is especially interested in proposals that address the conference theme of Animation. (Please see the definition of the conference theme at

Two abstracts will be selected, and the authors will be awarded a travel grant of $500 each. Those papers selected for the International Focus panel will accompany a presentation by the Japanese Distinguished Scholar.

Send 500-word abstracts accompanied by up to 250-word bios to the International Committee, Children’s Literature Association, at with the subject line “International Committee Paper Submission.” The deadline for submissions is September 15, 2015.

Authors of proposals selected for the panel will be notified by October 1, 2015. The International Committee encourages those scholars who are not selected for the International Focus panel to submit an abstract through the general Call for Proposals so that Japanese children’s literature will become part of other panels at the conference. The call deadline for the 2016 ChLA conference is October 15, 2015.