Death in Children’s Literature from Around the World

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA
contact email: 
lclement@lakeheadu.ca

Recently children’s literature has begun to focus on death as a physical reality, philosophical concept, and social construct rather than as a tool to achieve a didactic or narrative agenda. Proposals are invited for a panel on the verbal and visual depiction of death in children’s literature. Ideally, this panel will have a range of theoretical perspectives and literatures from varied cultural backgrounds, decades, genres, and media forms. Please submit a 250-500 word abstract and brief biographical statement to lclement@lakeheadu.ca by September 30, 2012.

44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 21-24, 2013
Boston, Massachusetts
Host Institution: Tufts University

Please include with your abstract:
Name and Affiliation
Email address
Postal address
Telephone number
A/V requirements (if any; $10 handling fee with registration)

Interested participants may submit abstracts to more than one NeMLA session; however, panelists can only present one paper (panel or seminar). Convention participants may present a paper at a panel and also present at a creative session or participate in a roundtable.

Full information at: www.nemla.org

cfp categories: 
african-american
american
childrens_literature
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
interdisciplinary
romantic
twentieth_century_and_beyond
victorian