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|ChLA Conference 2019|
| 14.3.2018 | Updated: 6.8.2018
The 2019 conference of the Children's Literature Association will be held in June 2019.
In the Call for Papers, it reads among other things:
"In 1960, Ruby Bridges broke the color line in a segregated Louisiana school system. In Indiana in the 1980s, Ryan White challenged cultural stigmas against individuals living with AIDS. In 2012, Malala Yousefzai survived an assassination attempt in Pakistan to become a global voice for young women’s access to education.In 2018, American high school students are active contributors to Black Lives Matter and other movements for social change, and are organizing nationwide protests against gun violence in their schools and communities. Children around the world today live at the front lines of battles created by adults. In a world divided by war, political tensions and environmental crises, ChLA invites you to reflect on the role of children and children’s literature in engaging with political concerns, promoting activism and/or cultivating empathy. How can we as scholars of children’s literature and culture listen to and amplify voices that have historically been silenced or ignored due to marginalization in its many forms?"
To read the entire Call for Papers, please press here.
Deadline for submitting proposals is 15 October 2018.
It is also possible to submit a proposal for a special focus panel on Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) literature from the United Kingdom. For more on this, please see the separate Call for Papers.
Deadline for submitting proposals to the panel is 15 September 2018.
For more information on the conference, please check out ChLA's website.