CFP: Past Pleasures: Nostalgia and Children's Literature (3/13/07; SAMLA, 11/9/07-11/11/07)

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Julie Sinn
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UPDATE: Conference dates run November 9-11, 2007, in Atlanta, Georgia,
at the Renaissance Atlanta Hotel Downtown.

_Past Pleasures: Nostalgia and Children's Literature_

Children's Literature Discussion Circle — Call For Papers
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) Conference
November 9-11, 2007
Atlanta, Georgia

In order to examine children's literature through the lens of
nostalgia, possible topics include, but are not limited to, the
following options:

*Updating comics, cartoons, or toys for a new generation of children
*Children's literature and/or cultural objects as souvenirs
*Nostalgic longing for aspects of childhood
*Recapturing or re-imagining childhood
*Historical toys/books translated into new mediums
*Selective cultural memory and amnesia
*Ascribing value to collected objects, children's museums, the role of
the collector

Please submit questions, one-page abstracts, or eight-page papers by
March 13, 2007 to Julie A. Sinn at

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