Be Merry and Wise: Children's Literature from Chapbooks to the Digital Age conference, 28-29th March 2014, NUI Maynooth, Ireland

full name / name of organization: 
The Irish Society for the Study of Children's Literature (ISSCL)
contact email: 
anne.markey@nuim.ie

Children’s literature has always existed on a continuum between entertainment and instruction. Proposals are invited on the overall theme and associated topics in the context of both Irish and international literature for children, and also in relation to print and other media. Papers in both the Irish language and English language will be most welcome. Cuirfear fáilte roimh chainteanna as Gaeilge agus as Béarla.

Possible topics include but are not confined to:
• Textbooks and children’s literature;
• Children’s literature in the classroom;
• Digital humanities and the study of children’s literature;
• Safety and cautionary tales;
• Youth culture and the media;
• Retelling and repackaging;
• The power of the visual;
• Drama and performance;
• The history of publishing for children.

Proposals of 300 words maximum should be sent to Dr. Anne Markey, ISSCL President. Email: Anne.Markey@nuim.ie by Monday 9th December 2013.
Please use “ISSCL Proposal” in the subject line of your email.

cfp categories: 
bibliography_and_history_of_the_book
childrens_literature
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
film_and_television
gender_studies_and_sexuality
humanities_computing_and_the_internet
interdisciplinary
international_conferences
poetry
popular_culture
theatre