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Donna Wilford
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This email is a reminder that the call for papers for the 2009 Child and
the Book Conference (Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, B.C. Canada) closes Jan.
15, 2009. Please see details below. Note the website is now active and
that we offer some budget-conscious accommodations; further updates will
be posted this month (January 2009).

Call for Papers:
Vancouver Island University is pleased to host the 2009 Child and the
Book Conference for graduate students, in Nanaimo, British Columbia,
Canada, May 1-3, 2009. The keynote speakers will be noted scholars Perry
Nodelman and Mavis Reimer. For conference information, see
www.viu.ca/childandbook . The registration page will be posted shortly
after the close of the call-for-papers, as will a revised conference
schedule with details about dinner and extra events. Please note our
budget-conscious accommodation offerings.

We particularly invite proposals for papers exploring the conference
theme, although all scholarly papers on topics related to children's
literature will be given careful consideration.
The theme of this year's conference is This Land is Our Land, and we
welcome proposals on the following topics:
• Children's literature and place
• Children's literature and heritage
• Children's literature and Indigenous Peoples
• Children's literature and ecology
• Children's literature and animals
Proposals for 20-minute presentations should be 250 words and should
indicate texts to be discussed and the theoretical/critical framework
underpinning your argument. Also include a separate brief biography for
use by panel chairs when introducing presenters.

Please submit your proposal by Jan. 15, 2009, to the following:
Virginia MacCarthy
Faculty of Education
Vancouver Island University
900 Fifth St.
Nanaimo, BC,
Canada V9R 5S5
Or electronically (preferred) to Virginia MacCarthy (
Virginia.MacCarthy_at_viu.ca ).

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