CFP – ChLA International Committee Focus Panel Session on German Children’s Literature

Children’s Literature Association
Call for Papers: International Committee Focus Panel Session on German Children’s Literature
Deadline: September 15, 2017

45th Annual Children’s Literature Association Conference
Hosted by the Texas State University
Sheraton Gunter Hotel, San Antonio, Texas
June 28-30, 2018

The International Committee of the Children’s Literature Association is planning a special focus panel on Germany, to be presented at the 45th Children’s Literature Association Conference, held in San Antonio, Texas, and hosted by the Texas State University from June 28 through 30, 2018. The committee invites paper proposals that focus on any aspect of German children’s literature, including fairy tales, picture books, children’s classics, Holocaust literature and contemporary German children’s literature (including diversity and refugee narratives). The Committee is also interested in proposals that relate German children’s literature to the conference theme of “Refreshing Waters: Eternal Springs, Winding Rivers, and Other Literary Oasis.” (Please see the definition of the conference theme at

Two abstracts will be selected, and the authors will receive “The ChLA International Honor Award,” which includes a grant of $500 each to cover expenses related to the conference (such as the membership and registration fees). Those papers selected for the International Focus panel will accompany a presentation by the German Distinguished Scholar who will be invited by the Committee to present at the conference.

Please 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, 2017.

Authors of proposals selected for the panel will be notified by October 1, 2017. 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 German children’s literature will become part of other panels at the conference. The call deadline for the 2018 ChLA conference is October 15, 2017.