Children's Literature: Texts for pre-readers deadline April 17, 2011 {UPDATE}

full name / name of organization: 
PAMLA November 5-6, Scripps College Claremont, California
contact email: 
jaimymichellemann@gmail.com

“ABC, It’s Easy as 123” is looking for paper proposals exploring any aspect of media for infants to preschool-age “emergent readers.” Texts to examine include American classics like Where the Wild Things Are and Goodnight Moon, English translations of Taro Gomi’s Everyone Poops, Gomi’s Doodles: A Really Giant Coloring Book, Disney’s Baby Einstein products, Hello Kitty products, and various baby sign-language videos. Some possible topics to explore are: What do texts for pre-readers reveal about marketing, commerce, or audience? What are the social histories or environmental impact of alphabet books, counting books, potty training books, coloring books, concept books (e.g. shapes, opposites, seasons) or workbooks? What ideologies appear regarding race/class/gender in Sesame Street, or the Noggin/Nick Jr. show Kai-Lan? What is the relationship between reading, visual literacy, and entertainment for Caldecott Award Winners/ popular board book authors Mo Willems and Sandra Boynton?

Please include AV requests with your abstract submission.

cfp categories: 
african-american
american
childrens_literature
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
ecocriticism_and_environmental_studies
ethnicity_and_national_identity
film_and_television
gender_studies_and_sexuality
general_announcements
interdisciplinary
popular_culture
postcolonial
theory