>From: "Valerie Coghlan" <[log in to unmask]>
>INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH SOCIETY FOR CHILDREN'S LITERATURE
>17th biennial congress
>Expectations and Experiences:
>Children, childhood and children's literature
>Trinity College Dublin
>13th to 17th August 2005
>CALL FOR PAPERS
> Proposals are invited for papers and panels exploring
>the IRSCL 2005 conferences theme, 'Expectations and Experiences:
>Children, Childhood and Children's Literature'. Aspects of the theme
>which the conference will focus on include the topics of childhood
>and families, childhood and morality, childhood on display and
>childhood and theory.
> Strand A. Childhood and families
> 1. Generations: definition of
>generations by age, experience, responsibility, interaction. Models
>and representation of parents, grandparents, extended families.
>Relations between the age groups as markers of social change.
> 2. Alternative families: adoption, fostering,
>same-sex parents, growing up
> in care, children caring for
>children, children alone, substitute parents/families.
> 3 Nation as family: switching/regaining
>cultures, immigrants/emigrants, choosing between competing cultures.
>Competing notions of family among different cultures. 'Belonging' in
>terms of family and in terms of nation.
>4. Families of writers: comparing the work of writers who are related to
> each other.
> Strand B. Childhood and morality: message and medium
> 1. Discovering responsibility: visual,
>oral, written & multimedia texts for children as a means of
>exploring issues of right and wrong
> 2. Protecting children: censorship.
>Changing notions and areas of censorship.
> 3. Innocence and experience: religion(s)
>in visual, oral, written & multimedia texts for children.
> 4. Celebrating adolescence: texts
>reflecting the specific concerns of adolescents.
> Strand C: Childhood on display
> 1. The representation of childhood in
>picture books/illustrated books/comics for children.
> 2. The representation of childhood in
>film/TV for children.
> 3. The representation of childhood in
>stage productions for children.
> 4. The representation of childhood in
>non-fiction; history, science books, information leaflets for
>children. How does non-fiction construct images of childhood?
> Strand D: Childhood and theory
> 1. Theories of childhood; development, gender, class,
>race, and how these relate to models in fiction.
> 2. Theories of literature and childhood as they relate
>to children's literature.
> 3. Theories of play and playfulness in relation to
> 4. Theories of oral culture: folklore and storytelling
>as they relate to visual, oral, written and multimedia texts for
>Proposals should be approximately 300 word in length they should
>indicate the title of the proposal, the primary texts under
>consideration, a description of the paper content and the arguments
>to be developed.
>Proposals for panels should include a list of all presenters,
>proposals for all the papers to be presented and an outline of the
>form which the panel will take.
>Proposals must adhere to the theme of the congress and should
>indicate under which strand of the theme they should be considered.
>Work presented must be new which means it should not previously have
>been presented in public in any form.
>Twenty minutes will be allocated for each paper, and up to two hours
>for each panel presentation. In the case of panels no presenter
>should speak for more than 20 minutes and time must be allocated for
>For poster presentations of work in progress authors will have 10
>minutes to present their topic based on a poster. Contributions for
>these sessions may be less fully developed pieces of research than
>the papers presented in the 20 minute formal papers and those who
>attend the poster presentastions will be invited to respond to them
>to help improve the work in progress by, for example, making
>bibliographical recommendations or offering ideas about methodology.
>Proposals should indicate if the modes of presentation involve the
>use of DVD, video or other non-print media.
>The closing date for proposals is January 31 2005
>All proposals will be reviewed before acceptance and notification of
>acceptance or otherwise will be given by April 30 2005.
>Criteria for acceptance includes:
> * Adherence to congress theme
> * Originality of research
> * Clarity of description
>Proposals should be submitted electronically in Word format. The
>name and contact details of the person submitting the proposal or
>the leader of the proposed panel should be indicated clearly at the
>top of the proposal.
>Please send proposals to:
>The Church of Ireland College of Education,
>96 Upper Rathmines Road,
>Email: [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>
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