2016 Stirling Prize for Best Published Book in Psychological Anthropology
The Society for Psychological Anthropology (SPA) welcomes submissions for the 2016 Stirling Prize for Best Published Book. The Stirling Prize is awarded to a published work that makes an outstanding contribution to any area of psychological anthropology, including works exploring childhood, adolescence and aspects of human development. All books published within the last six years (2011-2016), including ones scheduled for publication later in 2016, are eligible for consideration. Continue reading Call for submissions: SPA’s 2016 Stirling Prize Competition
Panel Sponsored by Children’s Literature Association Diversity Committee
2016 Children’s Literature Association Conference
The ChLA Diversity Committee seeks paper proposals for a panel on diversity and visual representation in children’s literature. Scholarship has increasingly become invested in examining and interrogating the ways the institution of children’s literature defines and practices diversity. This panel will specifically investigate how visual elements in children’s literature have been utilized in such definitions and practices. Papers may examine how visual-verbal narratives such as picturebooks, comics, graphic novels, photographic books, cartoons, and animated films define, approach, promote, conceal and/or ignore diversity; how tensions between visual and verbal modes create possibilities and problems in representing minority groups; how children’s literature has attempted to make the marginalized and “invisible” visible; and how texts appropriate, complicate and/or repudiate visual caricatures of minority groups. Continue reading CFP Visualizing Diversity in Children’s Literature
Chapter proposals are due on the 1st of September, 2015 and full chapters are due by the 1st February 2016.
Children’s benefit or burden?
A workshop about how young people have been used to promote ideas of the future and why this matters today
3 September 2015, King’s College London
NGOs, academics, museum professionals and policy makers working with, on and for children are invited to explore how and why children were mobilised and represented in the past – and what lessons this history offers us today.
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by Mel Gibson
A reader’s history exploring the forgotten genre of girls’ comics
Girls’ comics were a major genre from the 1950s onwards in Britain. The most popular titles sold between 800,000 and a million copies a week. However, this genre was slowly replaced by magazines which now dominate publishing for girls. Remembered Reading is a readers’ history which explores the genre, and memories of those comics, looking at how and why this rich history has been forgotten. The research is based around both analysis of what the titles contained and interviews with women about their childhood comic reading. In addition, it also looks at the other comic books that British girls engaged with, including humour comics and superhero titles. In doing so it looks at intersections of class, girlhood, and genre, and puts comic reading into historical, cultural, and educational context.