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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), and guest editor, Anna Jackson (email@example.com) 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.