CFP: How is Disability Treated in Children's Fiction in the 20C? (no deadline noted; collection)

full name / name of organization: 

I invite you to contribute to a book that will examine the way
physical disability is shown and used in children's fiction. Although
the material concerned is fiction written for children, the book is a
critique of fiction where disability is featured, and *is not* a
series of short stories.

The books will be those written specifically for, and read by, girls
in the twentieth century. It is hoped that most, or all, of the
contributors will be disabled women, thus giving a unique slant to
the publication that will be applying the social model of disability
to the subject. This will bring individual perspectives to the book
and will highlight the contributor's opinions about the portrayals of
disability or illness in children's fiction from the last century.

The book, as yet unnamed, is to be divided into three sections: Role
Models, Inclusion/Separation and Stereotypes with a date range of
Early (1900-36), Middle (1936-1970) and Modern (1970-2001) within each section.

Current gaps in the skeleton are in the following segments:

Role Models - Modern
Stereotypes - Middle
Inclusion/Separation - Modern

I would be very interested to hear from anyone who would like to
write about books focusing on a specific disability or impairment,
e.g diabetes.

Contact me via the website
( if
you want more information.

Helen Aveling

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