"The End(s) of Theory in Children's Literature Studies" 2011 MLA Conference (January 6-9, 2011; Los Angeles)

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Children's Literature Area, Modern Language Association
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"The End(s) of Theory in Children's Literature Studies." Reports of theory's death have been widespread and perhaps exaggerated. Many children's literature scholars, such as Perry Nodelman, have recently discussed both the anxieties surrounding theory and the usefulness of theory in the practice of children's literature scholarship. Please send abstracts exploring the current "ends"—state or uses—of theory in children's literature studies by March 15, 2010 to Craig Svonkin (csvonkin@mscd.edu).