Picturing Childhood: A Symposium on Children's Literature and Psychoanalysis. Saturday, September 29, 2012.

full name / name of organization: 
Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania
contact email: 
mezickler@gmail.com

Featured Author and Illustrator: David Small.
This symposium will provide an opportunity for explorations of a variety of themes related to the interplay of words and pictures in childrens' literature and literature about childhood: memory, dreams, trauma, creativity, as well as the visual imagining of the child's body and family are potential topics for discussion. It will provide a forum for papers on David Small's work in particular and for both the theoretical and clinical aspects of psychoanalysis as they relate to the visual and literary worlds of childhood. Academics, psychoanalysts, graduate students and psychoanalytic candidates are encouraged to submit papers.
Submit completed papers only, 8-10pp. No abstracts or proposals. Names and identifying information on separate cover sheet only by February 15, 2012 to Elaine Zickler,PhD.

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childrens_literature
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