CFP: Children and Political Activism (3/1/07; MLA '07)

full name / name of organization: 
Jennifer Miskec
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"Children and Political Activism"

Modern Language Association

27-30 Dec. 2007, Chicago


The Children's Literature Division of the Modern Language Association is
sponsoring a panel on Children and Political Activism. Inspired by the work
of Susan Bartoletti's Kids on Strike and Growing up in Coal Country, this
panel seeks submissions examining fictional, non-fictional, photographic,
etc., depictions of children taking political action and/or texts that
inspire child readers to take up direct political action. This can include
examinations of the common trend of adults utilizing children to evoke
emotions during national crisis (children selling lemonade) or examinations
of less visible representations of radical children who demand their rights.

Deadline: 1 March 2007

1-2 page abstracts or 8-page papers may be sent by post or e-mail to one of
the following two people:

Jennifer Miskec
Christopher Newport University English Department
1 University Place
Newport News VA


Chris McGee
Longwood University
English and Modern Languages
201 High Street
Farmville VA

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