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[UPDATE] DEVILS AND DOLLS: Dichotomous Depictions of the Child
full name / name of organization:
University of Bristol
Two confirmed plenary speakers:
An inter-disciplinary conference open to both postgraduates and academics at any stage of their career, seeking to examine the contrasting images and representations of children as angels or devils, innocent or evil, light or dark in fiction and culture in the fields of Arts and Humanities. Why are children offered little dimension in representations? What is the significance of representing the child either as innocent or evil – to both the originating discourse and in a wider context? Is such polarization detrimental to our understanding of what it means to be a child and how we respond to real children?
• A devil, demon, monster, wicked/sinful
We invite abstracts of 250-300 words for 20 minute (previously unpublished) papers, sent in Word format to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 31st August 2012 with the “subject” of the email as ‘Devils and Dolls abstract’.
Please ensure your abstract appears in the following format:
All abstracts will be acknowledged by email receipt, and you should therefore receive an acknowledgement within 5 working days.
Once the deadline has passed, a panel will review the abstracts anonymously and a draft conference plan will be constructed. We will reply to all submissions to offer both a decision and some feedback. If your paper is not selected at this time, we hope you are still able to attend the conference and contribute to the discussion.
Some papers may be selected to comprise a collection of essays in a special edition of HARTS and Minds: Bristol Journal of Humanities and the Arts.
We look forward to reading your abstracts and hopefully meeting you at the conference!