Category Archives: Call for Papers: Conferences

CFP – Panel on Diversity and Visual Representation in Children’s Literature

Call for Papers
Visualizing Diversity in Children’s Literature
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 – Panel on Diversity and Visual Representation in Children’s Literature

CFP- Child and Teen Consumption

Child and Teen Consumption 2016 Conference
Aalborg University (Denmark)
27-29th April 2016

You can submit your abstract at this address:

http://www.en.cgs.aau.dk/research/conferences/ctc-2016/submission-abstracts/

The strict deadline for abstract submission is 1 September 2015.

Submitted abstracts can be max 1000 words and must contain a brief abstract of 50-100 words. Continue reading CFP- Child and Teen Consumption

CFP – Feminism and the Politics of Childhood: Friends or foes?

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First call for papers

Feminism and the Politics of Childhood: Friends or foes?

Workshop at UCL Institute of Education, London, UK, 16-17th November 2015

This workshop will bring together community- and university-based academics and activists to unpack perceived conflicts between children’s interests and women’s interests (which themselves are heterogeneous) and, more broadly, intersections and antagonisms between various forms of feminism and the politics of childhood. Continue reading CFP – Feminism and the Politics of Childhood: Friends or foes?

CFP- The Great Outdoors?

Call for Papers

THE GREAT OUTDOORS?  CHILDREN, YOUNG PEOPLE AND FAMILIES IN NATURAL AND RURAL SPACES

9th and 10th September 2015
Centre for Children & Youth, and Institute of Health & Wellbeing
University of Northampton

Organising committee:

John Horton, Faith Tucker, Michelle Pyer

Keynote speaker:

Professor Owain Jones (Bath Spa University)

Themes:

This conference marks 15 years since the publication of Matthews et al.’s (2000) ‘Growing up in the countryside: children and the rural idyll’. This anniversary represents a timely moment for reflection on the state of research into children, young people and families in, and in relation to, ‘rural’ and ‘natural’ spaces. We suggest that this anniversary should prompt consideration of the complex ways in which rural and natural spaces have changed over last two decades, recognising the multiple, shifting ruralities and natures which constitute the everyday lives of children, young people and families in diverse international contexts. We also call for continued critical reflection upon the categories of ‘natural’ and ‘rural’ which are perhaps too-often conflated, sentimentalised and idealised in relation to childhood, youth and families.

In a context of growing policy/practitioner concern about the value of outdoor, natural and rural spaces (e.g. for education, play, health and well-being) and on-going conceptual/critical reflections upon ideas/norms about nature and countryside (e.g. via wonderfully rich theorisations of landscape, materiality, vitalities, human-nonhuman interactions, emotions/affects), we invite papers which focus on children, young people and families in relation to the following topics:

  • Managing natural and/or rural environments for children, young people and families;
  • Play and learning in natural and/or outdoor spaces;
  • Rural change and livelihoods in the Global South;
  • Health and wellbeing in natural and/or outdoor spaces;
  • Friendships, relationships and belonging in rural and/or natural environments;
  • Innovative concepts and research methods for exploring rural and/or natural spaces;
  • Community social norms and surveillance in rural and/or natural areas;
  • Participation, activism and citizenship in natural and/or outdoor spaces;
  • Concepts of rural idyll, nature deficit disorder and the great outdoors;
  • Changing contexts of policy and service provision for rural spaces;
  • Rural mobilities, economies and housing

Abstracts (c.200 words) should be emailed to: faith.tucker@northampton.ac.uk by 15th June 2015.

Further information:

Location: The conference will be held at Sunley Conference CentreUniversity of Northampton.

Conference registration: standard fee £160, postgraduate students £90.  Fee includes lunch on both days and conference dinner on 9th September.  Accommodation can be booked at Sunley Conference Centre (http://www.sunley-northampton.co.uk/index.php).  Please note that there is an additional charge for accommodation.

Conference website: http://institute-of-health-and-wellbeing.org.uk/events/call-for-papers-the-great-outdoors-children-young-people-and-families-in-natural-and-rural-spaces/

Twitter: @CCYNorthampton #ccyevent

 

CFP – 2nd Childhood Studies Colloquium “What does Childhood Studies mean for research, policy and practice?”

The 2nd Childhood Studies Colloquium will be held in Dunedin on 20th and 21st October 2015 on the theme What does Childhood Studies mean for research, policy and practice? 

Children and young people deal with a vast range of widening inequalities in their social and physical environments. Researchers from many disciplines, practitioners, policy makers and activists often work individually to improve the life of our young citizens. While children and young people’s economic, social, cultural and physical wellbeing lie at the heart of such efforts, debates continue about what working under the umbrella term of ‘Childhood Studies’ actually means theoretically and practically to address the pressing issues facing children and young people in the 21st century. Continue reading CFP – 2nd Childhood Studies Colloquium “What does Childhood Studies mean for research, policy and practice?”