CFP: Children, Childhood, and Irish Society, 1700-2007 (11/1/07; journal issue)

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James Smith
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=C9ire-Ireland: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Irish Studies welcomes =20=

submissions for a Spring/Summer 2009 special issue that will consider =20=

the theme of "Children, Childhood, and Irish Society, 1700-2007." =20
Childhood figures insistently across a wide range of contemporary =20
discussions and representations of Irish life, from constitutional =20
referenda and tribunals of inquiry to blockbuster films, memoirs and =20
award-winning novels, from the emergence of Gaelscoileanna to the =20
citizenship debate. The guest editors seek essays that place these =20
recent developments in a broader social, cultural, and historical =20
context. We are especially interested in essays that offer =20
interdisciplinary perspectives from history, literature, visual =20
culture, social welfare and social policy. We also invite submissions =20=

informed by new sources of archival research. We encourage articles =20
responding to the following areas:

Changing conceptions of childhood in Irish society in the period 1700 =20=

to the present.
The child and the state
The child and religion
Childhood and social class
Childhood and educational policy/practice
Childhood in the two Irelands: Anglo and native, North and the Republic
The marginalised and/or institutionalized child
Irish childhood and the Diaspora
Children and family: nuclear, single parent, adopted, foster
Idealised childhood and nostalgia
Childhood sexualities
Imaging children and childhood in film, documentary, and art.
Literary Childhoods: fiction, poetry, drama, and memoir

The deadline for the receipt of proposal (two pages) is November 1, =20
2007, and completed articles (6000-8000 words) will be due by April =20
15, 2008. Send proposals to Professor Maria Luddy at =20 and Professor James Smith at

James M. Smith
Assistant Professor
Department of English and Irish Studies Program
Boston College
Connolly House
300 Hammond Street
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

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