Is Féidir Linn! [Yes, We Can!]: Politics and Ideology in Children's Literature

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Irish Society for the Study of Children's Literature
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Date: Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th February 2012

Venue : Dublin City University, Ireland

Call for Papers

Proposals are welcome relating to the overall theme and associated topics in the context of both Irish and international literature for children, and in relation to historical as well as contemporary issues.

Associated themes include:

• Utopias and dystopias
• War and peace
• Nationalism
• Cultural memory and empowerment
• The literary marketplace
• Education: choice and change
• Imagology: images and perceptions of the Self and Other
• Geocriticism: space, place and time
• Ecocriticism: nature and the physical environment

Proposals of 300 words maximum should be sent to ISSCL Conference Secretary Dr. Áine McGillicuddy. Email:

Subject line should clearly indicate "ISSCL Proposal" to arrive no later than Friday 18th November 2011.

Celebrating 10 years of the ISSCL: 2002-2012
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