Images, Imagination and Children’s Literature: Graphic Novels and Picture Books through History.

full name / name of organization: 
Children's Literature Society/American Literature Association
contact email: 
lsalem@mail.sdsu.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS
AMERICAN LITERATURE ASSOCIATION
MAY 26-29, 2011
Boston, MA

CHILDREN’S LITERATURE SOCIETY
The Children’s Literature Society of the ALA seeks abstracts for two panels on children’s literature for the American Literature Association Conference to be held May 26-29, 2011, at The Westin Copley Place in Boston, MA.

Panel 1:
Images, Imagination and Children’s Literature: Graphic Novels and Picture Books through History.

This panel explores the expression of the American imagination through illustrated literature for youth. This interpretation of images and the text that mediates them will deepen our understanding of how the American imagination exists in children’s literary tradition. Papers in this panel investigate uniquely American attributes in graphic novels, picture books and other forms of illustrated literature. Papers may also investigate how defining characteristics of American illustrated literature for youth have influenced or been influenced by literary culture. Papers about influential illustrators are also of interest, as are papers that offer an historical or interpretative overview of the topic.

Please send panel proposals or paper abstracts (250-500 words) by December 30, 2010 to Linda Salem lsalem@mail.sdsu.edu

Please include academic rank and affiliation and AV requests

Hard copies can also be sent to

Linda Salem
Library
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-8050

Conference details may be found at the American Literature Association web
site:
http://www.calstatela.edu/academic/english/ala2/index.html

cfp categories: 
childrens_literature