CFP: 19th-C. Commodity Culture and Youth (4/15/05; collection)

full name / name of organization: 
Dennis Denisoff
contact email: 

Call for proposals for an essay collection tentatively entitled
"Consuming Youth"

Consuming Youth will be a collection of previously unpublished essays
addressing ways in which the young and traits associated with them
developed during the nineteenth century in relation to commodity
culture, broadly defined. It is intended to appeal to scholars of
cultural studies, cultural theory, and children's literature and
culture. The volume will be characterized by interdisciplinary
scholarship addressing child and youth culture from various national
contexts and scholarly and theoretical approaches. A publisher has
already shown strong preliminary interest in this project. We plan to
start making selections as of 15 April 2005.

Possible topics include (but are not at all limited to):

- youthfulness as a commodity

- infantilizing adults (by gender, race, etc.)

- young people as consumers

- the young and imperialism

- childhood and the public space

- visual arts, visuality, and illustration

- the politics of sports

- crafts, games, toys, etc.

- sexuality and youth

- music, theatre, and children

- child poverty and the market

- children in the work force

Please send inquiries, 2-page proposals, or completed essays, along with
your c.v., to Dennis Denisoff by e-mail at or by
regular mail at Dennis Denisoff / Department of English / Ryerson
University / 350 Victoria Street / Toronto, ON M5B 2K3 / Canada

Dr. Dennis Denisoff

Associate Professor

Dept. of English and Graduate Programme

     in Communications and Culture

Ryerson University

416-979-5000 (ext. 6135)

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