CFP: Designing Children (no deadline; journal issue)

full name / name of organization: 
Benjamin Lefebvre
contact email: 

Canadian Children's Literature / Littérature canadienne pour la jeunesse,
a refereed journal founded in 1975, invites papers on the subject of
Design/Designing for Children. We welcome papers that examine the
design of children's books and posters, toys and games, television and
videos, theatre and performances, newspapers and magazines,
museums and libraries, parks and playworlds. We hope to highlight the
designer's crucial role in conceiving of and shaping our ideas about what
we think expresses a child's imagination, meets a child's needs, and
defines what is special about their province and perspective. Some of the
questions we hope to address are as follows:

- What is the purpose of design for children? Do we think it should
challenge them, divert them, reflect how they might see the world?

- Do we measure the success of something designed "well" for children
by the degree of our joy or theirs?

- What sorts of changes in cultural expectations for children are traceable
in the history of design?

- Who are the design innovators in any particular field and how has their
influence been felt?

- What seems to be the key to successful design for children? Do some
designers seem to communicate to children better than others?

- How does the design of an object communicate different ethnic and
racial conceptions of the child?

Proposals and papers, in English or in French, should be sent to:

The Editors
Canadian Children's Literature /
Littérature canadienne pour la jeunesse
4th Floor, MacKinnon Building
University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario
N1G 2W1 Canada

An index of previous issues and current guidelines for contributors are
available at our website:

--Benjamin Lefebvre, Acting AdministratorCanadian Children's Literature / Littérature canadienne pour la jeunesse4th Floor, MacKinnon BuildingUniversity of GuelphGuelph, Ontario N1G 2W1Phone: (519) 824-4120 ext. 3189Fax: (519) 837-1315E-mail: ccl_at_uoguelph.caWebsite: =============================================== From the Literary Calls for Papers Mailing List Full Information at or write Erika Lin: ===============================================Received on Sat Feb 16 2002 - 11:26:15 EST