Moving Children. PAMLA 10/19-21/2012

full name / name of organization: 
Kate C. Watt, UC Riverside
contact email: 
kate.watt@ucr.edu

Whether “transported,” imprisoned, committed to the workhouse, trained for positions in “service,” apprenticed, shipped off to Canada, adopted, or otherwise disposed of, poor children have been moved, often against their will, for centuries, in both fiction and non-fiction. Explorations of narrative tropes and tensions, rhetorical and ideological rationalizations, and cultural responses to such narratives are welcome.

PAMLA, Seattle, October 19-21, 2012.

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cfp categories: 
african-american
american
childrens_literature
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
general_announcements
travel_writing
victorian