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Call for Papers: "Stranger in a Strange Land" April 28, 2012
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Graduate Student Conference on Children's and YA Literature, University of British Columbia
Call for Paper Proposals
A Peer Reviewed Graduate Student Conference on Children’s and YA Literature and Cultural Texts
With keynote speakers Dr. Elizabeth Marshall and Dr. Sarah Park
The University of British Columbia
This is a one-day conference showcasing graduate research that explores and questions any facet of children’s literature. You are invited to submit a paper proposal that contributes to and extends existing research in the area of children’s texts, which may include novels, film, picture books, and other culturally produced modes of children’s literature. We are particularly interested in research that draws upon the broadly interpreted themes of navigation, exploration, and narrative.
Topics may include, but are not limited to:
Papers on any children’s or young adult genres are welcome as are papers that discuss other children’s texts such as film, virtual texts, or graphic novels. The topics above are a guideline for the proposals we would like to see, but we are eager to receive and review paper proposals on any topic related to children’s and young adult texts.
Please send a 250-350 word abstract, the title of your paper, a 50-word biography, your name, your university affiliation, and email address (or other preferred method of contact) to Robert Bittner at firstname.lastname@example.org by March 1, 2012. Please put “Conference Proposal” in the subject line of your email.
If you would like your paper to be considered for publication in the Journal of Graduate Research in Young People’s Materials and Culture, please send a complete and polished copy of your paper to the editors at email@example.com by June 15, 2012. Include the same information as your conference proposal, but attach the full text as well. All submissions to JGR are peer reviewed.
The conference fee of $18 for students and presenters, and $35 for faculty and professionals, includes morning and afternoon refreshments and a catered lunch. Please visit our website for more information: http://blogs.ubc.ca/childlitconference2012/