CFP – Special Issue of Bookbird: Children’s Literature from New Zealand, Australia and Oceania

Call for Papers
Children’s Literature from New Zealand, Australia and Oceania

Bookbird: A Journal of International Children’s Literature invites contributions for a special issue exploring Children’s Literature from New Zealand, Australia and Oceania. Topics might include, but are not limited to:

  • Local literature and global genres – is there an Oceanic Children’s Gothic? A Pasifika school story?
  • Landscape and the construction of a child’s world
  • Books and digital media in children’s lives in New Zealand, Australia and Oceania
  • Myths and legends and their adaptations
  • Indigenous cultures and national literatures
  • Children’s literature in indigenous languages
  • Children’s literature by and about migrants and refugees in New Zealand, Australia and Oceania
  • Children’s literature as pastoral in an Oceanic context
  • Settler legacies on children’s literature in New Zealand and Australia
  • New Zealand, Australian and Oceanic literature in the context of “The Global South”
  • Full papers should be submitted to the editor, Björn Sundmark (bjorn.sundmark@mah.se), and guest editor, Anna Jackson (anna.jackson@vuw.ac.nz) by 1 April. Please see Bookbird’s website at www.ibby.org/bookbird for full submission details. Papers which are not accepted for this issue will be considered for later issues of Bookbird.

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