Whether "transported," imprisoned, committed to the workhouse, trained for positions in "service," apprenticed, shipped off to Canada, adopted, or otherwise disposed of, poor children have been moved, often against their will, for centuries, in both fiction and non-fiction. Explorations of narrative tropes and tensions, rhetorical and ideological rationalizations, and cultural responses to such narratives are welcome.
PAMLA, Seattle, October 19-21, 2012.
Inquiries welcome. Please include PAMLA in your subject line.