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>ìREADING CHILDRENî (8/15/2003; 12/11/2003-12/13/2003)
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>The English Department, Jadavpur University, Kolkata,
>will host an international conference from 11 to 13
>December 2003 to consider the entire range of texts
>written for children as well as the presentation of
>children in other texts. Given that the venue is a
>Department of English in India with interests in book
>history, two areas of special focus will be
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>Encounters between European and Indian childrenís
>texts: circulation, reception, interaction,
>adaptation, translation. The presentation of Europe in
>Indian and India in European texts for children.
>Production (including such matters as design and
>illustration), publishing and circulation of
>childrenís texts.
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>Special sessions will be devoted to these issues.
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>Other areas covered will include (but need not be
>restricted to)
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>School texts and other educational writings
>Imaginative literature for children
>Writings by children
>Childrenís periodicals
>The presentation of children in ëadultí literature
>Childrenís reading habits and demands
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>The focus will not be on the analysis of texts per se
>but on the role of such texts in social formations and
>transactions. The conference will explore the ways in
>which texts shape the concepts of ëchildhoodí and ëthe
>childí.
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>Intending participants are invited to submit synopses
>(not exceeding one A4 page) of their papers by 15
>August 2003. Papers should be of 30-45 minutesí duration .
>The full paper need not be submitted in
>advance.
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>Participants must arrange and fund their own travel to
>Kolkata. (Limited funds may be available for travel
>within India.) Jadavpur University will provide local
>hospitality. Intending participants are requested to
>let the organisers know whether they require the
>University to make arrangements for their stay.
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>All enquiries and correspondence to:
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>Professor Sukanta Chaudhuri, Conference Director
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>Department of English, Jadavpur University
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>Kolkata 700 032, India
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>Phone: Office: (+91-33) 2414-6681 (direct), 2413-7903
>(direct), 2414-6666 extension 2224.
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>Residence: (+91-33) 2337-2516
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>Fax: (+91-33) 2413-7903
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>Email: [log in to unmask]
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