UPDATE: Children's Lit Association Conference (11/30/05; 6/8/06-6/11/06)

full name / name of organization: 
jackie e stallcup
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UPDATE: Please note the NEW SITE for this conference! We are still in
the greater Los Angeles area, but the conference will be held
in MANHATTAN BEACH at the Manhattan Beach Marriott.

Deadline is approaching for proposals: November 30, 2005

Children's Literature Association's 33rd Annual Conference
Manhattan Beach, California
June 8-11 2006

Hollywood in particular and Southern California in general are
mythologized as "The Dream Factory": the place where miraculous
transformations can take place. A young girl may be discovered in a malt
shop and transformed into a movie star. An abused and abandoned child may
become a blonde bombshell. A high school geek may become a
multi-millionaire producer. Such dreams and transformations all have
their costs as well, as numerous texts and true stories have attested.
Southern California thus seems a fitting place to consider the concept of
transformations. We welcome abstracts for essays that engage with
transformations related to children's literature and culture.

Suggested topics:
Transformations of old tales
Feminist versions of fairy tales
Politically correct nursery rhymes
Elimination of racism, sexism from older texts
Revisions of the classics for young readers
Transformation of children's literature in the academy
Historical transformations of children's literature
Changes in texts
Genre and change
Trends and transformations (character, genre, illustration,
style, theme, format)
Transformations of texts:
Adult works into children's works
Novels into picture books
Picture books into movies
Classic texts into comic books
New media transforming "story"
Cross-Cultural transformations:
Children's literature and immigration/emigration
Transformation of texts of other countries into
American or British texts
Translations of texts
Human transformations:
Children into adults
Adults into children
Human-animal transformations
Gender/race/ethnic transformations
American dreams of self-transformations and
Transformations from outside forces
Popular culture
Theories of colonization
Magical transformations
Myth and image
Transformative aspects of film

For questions about the conference, please contact the
conference coordinators:

Jackie Stallcup (818-677-3412) or Dorothy Clark (818-677-7225).

Send panel proposals or paper abstracts (250-550 words) by
email to: jackie.stallcup_at_csun.edu (no attachments, please!)
or by regular mail to Jackie at:
CSU Northridge, English Department, 18111 Nordhoff Street,
Northridge, CA, 91330-8248.

Deadline for proposals and abstracts: November 30, 2005

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