CFP: Children's Literature and Narrative Theory (5/1/06; collection)

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Michael Cadden
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Paper Call

Submissions are invited for a book-length collection of essays that
explores the narrative peculiarities, innovations, and conventions of
children's and/or young adult literature. All narratological issues and
approaches are welcome, including such matters as the narrator/narratee
relationship, perspective, focalization, voice, implied
author/audience, embedded/frame narrative, chronotopes, plot dynamics,
character construction, the ethics of narrative, genre/media’s
influence on children’s narrative, series/formula fiction, metafiction,
mode, paratextuality, intertextuality, and more. Submissions might
focus on a close narratological reading of one or more texts that tell
us something about children’s fiction, or they might be more broadly
theoretical in approach, including examining the intersection of
narrative theory and other critical approaches taken in the study of
children’s and/or young adult literature. Please include a two-page
abstract, tentative project title, working bibliography, curriculum
vita, and e-mail contact information.

Deadline for submissions: May 1, 2006 (e-mail submissions are welcome).

Send papers and inquiries to:
Mike Cadden
Department of English, Foreign Languages, and Journalism
Missouri Western State University
4525 Downs Dr.
St. Joseph, MO 64507
(816) 271-4576

Dr. Mike Cadden
Associate Professor of English
Missouri Western State College
4525 Downs Dr.
St. Joseph, MO 64507
Office: (816) 271-4576
Fax: (816) 271-4543

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