CFP – Cultural Minorities in Children’s Literature and Verbal Culture

Call for Papers for an international conference on Cultural Minorities in Children’s Literature and Verbal Culture
organized by the The Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Institute of Foreign Languages, University of Iceland, Reykjavík and CampUSCulturae network
Reykjavík, April 24-25, 2013

We invite the submission of papers in the field of cultural minorities in children’s literature and other verbal culture, as well as related fields.

Guidelines for submission of abstracts

The conference will have two central themes which may be divided into separate seminars. No topics in the field of literature and other verbal culture for minority children are excluded but we particularly welcome proposals on the following themes:

  • Minority children’s literature versus global popular culture
  • Childreńs culture and roots of minorities

Workshop proposals should be submitted in English.

Proposal abstracts (250-500 words) should be sent to the The Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Institute of Foreign Languages by January 4, 2013 to Please use the subject header: CampUSCulturae_your last name_first name initials. In the e-mail message, please include the following:

  • Title
  • Theme under which the paper should be placed
  • Abstract of presentation
  • Name(s) and affiliation(s) of presenter(s)
  • Contact address: e-mail and phone number

The conference fee is 200 euros which includes food and light refreshments during the conference. Registration is requested by December 20, 2012.

Keynote lectures will be given in English but workshops will be organized in the Nordic languages. A possibility remains to give lectures in other languages upon request.

Papers presented at the conference may be submitted for publication. Guidelines for submission will be featured if applicable on the conference website.