CFP: Louisa May Alcott's Works for Children (1/1/05; journal issue)

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Doyle, Christine \(English\)
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Call for Papers: Children's Literature Volume 34 (special issue: pub.
Date 2006)
Deadline for submissions: 1/1/2005

Louisa May Alcott: "The Children's Friend" (?)

Particularly since the 1970s, much attention has been paid to Louisa May
Alcott's writing for adult readers: her thrillers, her novels (Moods
and Work), and her sketches and essays, among other works. For Volume
34 of _Children's Literature_, the Children's Literature Association
annual published by Johns Hopkins University Press, we propose to
redirect critical, scholarly attention to Alcott's work for younger
readers. Essays might focus on the March family trilogy (Little Women,
Little Men, Jo's Boys), on Alcott's other novels for juvenile readers
(including An Old-Fashioned Girl, Eight Cousins and Rose in Bloom, Under
the Lilacs, and Jack and Jill), on Alcott's publications in the serial
magazines of her era and/or her relationship with the editors of those
magazines (for instance, Mary Mapes Dodge and St. Nicholas), or on the
short stories and sketches she published in the series of volumes know
as "Aunt Jo's Scrap-Bag."

Inquiries may be directed to:

Anne Phillips
English Department
Kansas State University
102 English/Counseling Building
Manhattan, KS 66506
785-532-2167 (telephone)
785-532-2192 (fax)

Christine Doyle
Department of English
Central Connecticut State University
1615 Stanley St.
New Britain, CT 06050
860-832-2764 (telephone)
860-832-2784 (fax)

Submissions should be sent to BOTH of the above -- electronic
submissions preferred.
Deadline for submissions: January 1, 2005

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