ChLA 2020 International Panel on Korean Children's Literature

deadline for submissions: 
September 15, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
Children's Literature Association International Committee
contact email: 

The International Committee of the Children’s Literature Association is planning a special focus panel on Korean children’s literature, to be presented at the 47th Children’s Literature Association Conference. This conference will be held in Bellevue, Washington, and hosted by the University of Washington from June 18 through 20, 2020. 

The committee invites paper proposals that focus on the writing, editing and publishing of Korean children’s literature. The Committee is particularly interested in proposals that relate these books to the conference theme of “Sustainability Through Story: Eco-Justice, Children’s Literature, and Childhood.” (Please see the definition of the conference theme at  We especially encourage Korean scholars resident in Korea to submit, but will consider the submissions of any scholars with an interest in and commitment to Korean children’s literature.

Two abstracts will be selected, and the authors will receive “The ChLA International Honor Award,” which includes a grant of $500 each to cover expenses related to the conference (such as the membership and registration fees). Those papers selected for the International Focus panel will accompany a presentation by the Distinguished Scholar who will be invited by the Committee to present at the conference.

Please send 500-word abstracts accompanied by up to 250-word bios to the International Committee, Children’s Literature Association, at with the subject line “International Committee Paper Submission.”  The deadline for submissions is September 15, 2019. 

 Authors of proposals selected for the panel will be notified by October 1, 2019.  The International Committee encourages those scholars who are not selected for the International Focus panel to submit an abstract through the general Call for Proposals so that Korean children's literature will become part of other panels at the conference. The deadline for general submission to the 2020 ChLA conference is October 15, 2019.