Children's Literature Association Conference, 2010
Eastern Michigan University
Department of English Language and Literature
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
734-487-4220
chla2010@emuenglish.org

 

Call for Papers

CHLA 2010: Children's Literature and Media

Many texts from various media now constitute children’s culture: novels, picture books, and poetry as well as video games, text messages, Facebook, television shows, and films. It is important that we expand our understanding of these child-oriented cultural forms and media platforms. Doing so expands the way we define and analyze children’s culture and, hopefully, provides new critical tools by which to understand children’s books. This conference, the 37th Annual Children's Literature Association Conference, therefore seeks to illuminate the broader electronic children’s culture within which children’s literature exists and thus highlight the multivalent, dialectical relationship between literature and other media written for younger readers, viewers, and consumers.

Some suggested topics follow, but other ideas are welcome and encouraged:

Send 300-500 word presentation proposals to Annette Wannamaker and Ian Wojcik-Andrews at chla2010@emuenglish.org

by January 15, 2010.