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Call for Conference Participation: SHCY Children's Literature Working Group

Dear SHCY members,

Please consider sending your conference proposals to the recently formed Children’s Literature Working Group with the Society for the History of Children and Youth (SHCY). We invite submissions for the upcoming biannual conference: “Encounters and Exchanges,” June 26-28, 2019 at Australian Catholic University in Sydney, Australia. The full CFP below encourages submissions through working groups:

CFP: SHCY 2019 Conference

All SHCY working groups and regional networks can submit proposals for up to two panels for consideration by the program committee. Send us email individual paper proposals that we can organize into panels—or you can organize a panel and send the proposals together. Sessions last 90 minutes, with at least 15 minutes discussion, leaving some flexibility in what we put together (ex. 20 minutes for 3 panelists; 15 minutes for 4 panelists). We can also proposal workshops, roundtables, etc. If you’ve already submitted a session or paper, feel free to forward it to see if it might fit into a panel. When considering possible collaborators, “children’s literature” for the purposes of the working group is broadly inclusive of children’s material culture, e.g. manuscripts, ephemera, periodicals, pedagogical materials.

Any individual papers or panels that do not make our sponsored panel(s) will be forwarded by the Working Group for consideration under the general call for papers. The advantage of sending your papers through the group is that our 2 panels have very strong chances of acceptance, and beyond that, I could assemble individual submissions into panels to give them a better chance, as indicated by the submission guidelines.

In order to submit our proposals by the May 30, 2018 deadline, I would like to have proposals by May 25. But keep in touch, if you’re writing last minute. We hope to hear from many of you so that we can find some interesting ways to combine our work, and feel free to contact us to discuss ideas concerning panels or our new Working Group. Please send your proposal to hoiem@illinois.edu.

Liz, On behalf of the Children’s Literature Working Group:

Chair: Kristine Moruzi, PhD
School of Communication and Creative Arts, Deakin University

Co-Chair: Elizabeth Massa Hoiem
Assistant Professor, iSchool at The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA