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CFP Children's Literature Society panels at the American Literature Association May 24-27, 2018

by Linda Salem on 2017-11-03T10:17:00-07:00 | Comments
CALL FOR PAPERS
Children’s Literature Society (Go to CLS Facebook page)
American Literature Association
29th Annual Conference
May 24-27, 2018
Hyatt Regency San Francisco
5 Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA
 
 
Panel 1: 
Disrupting Morality in Children's Literature.
In the 1800s Maria Edgeworth noted the difficulty of constructing stories
‘suited to the early years of youth, and, at the same time, conformable to
the complicate relations of modern society.’  Children of 2018, a ‘rising
generation’ of remarkably sophisticated individuals, face a startling array
of challenges. In a great many ways, we have seen a new “moral literature”
develop for children—stories that address science and technology,
multiculturalism, diversity (gender, family, socio-economics), and
re-envisioning history so that marginalized peoples and their narratives are
addressed.  How does contemporary children's and young adult literature
“amuse and instruct” or otherwise communicate moral reasoning in an age of
disruption? In what ways has the change in the construction of childhood
influenced narratives? What roles do play, learning, obedience, behavior, and
creativity have in today’s narratives, counter-narratives, anti-narratives,
multi-narratives, and speculative narratives?  
 
Please include academic rank and affiliation and AV requests
Please send abstracts or proposals (around 300 words) by January 10, 2018 to
Dorothy Clark (Dorothy.g.clark@csun.edu), Linda  Salem (lsalem@mail.sdsu.edu)
 
 
Panel 2: 
Empathy, Affect, and Friendship in Children's Literature 
Whether people talk about their own experiences of childhood friendship or
lack of friendship and sense of isolation, the concepts of friendship, social
acceptance and rejection play a powerful role in childhood and are a perennial
theme in children’s literature. Where is comfort, compassion, affirmation or
information about social isolation or connection in today's literature? How do
modern writers convey and express common human emotions of love, fear, anger,
hate, and sadness in this effort to affect the child reader?  And, do these
reflect the changing construction of childhood as well as the deepening
expansion of children’s literature into the domains of multiculturalism,
diversity, and socio-economics?  Examples continue in multiple media--from
such dynamic texts as The Recess Queen and Jacqueline Woodson’s Each
Kindness  to the recent megapopular television series Stranger Things which
defines friendship with rules like "friends don't lie" as a requisite for
belonging to a group—friendship continues to be a central site of reflection
in Children’s Literature.
 
Please include academic rank and affiliation and AV requests
Please send abstracts or proposals (around 300 words) by January 10, 2018 to
Dorothy Clark (Dorothy.g.clark@csun.edu), Linda  Salem (lsalem@mail.sdsu.edu)
 

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