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|The Children's Literature Association Joins FILLM!|
| 25.2.2018 | Updated: 14.6.2018
FILLM is very happy to announce that the Children's Literature Association (ChLA) has joined the federation.
Below, you will find a few words of welcome from FILLM President, Margaret Higonnet as well as a brief introduction to the ChLA.
For more detailed information about the ChLA, we strongly recommend that you pay their website a visit.
You can also follow the ChLA on Facebook.
The ChLA will be represented on the FILLM Committee by Dr Lucy Pearson (University of Newcastle).
Words of Welcome from FILLM President, Margaret Higonnet
"Welcome to the Children’s Literature Association as a new member of FILLM!
Founded in 1972 , the Children’s Literature Association is an international body with members from thirty-nine countries, committed to comparative scholarship in the field of literature for or adopted by children. It supports research and professional advancement of researchers, teachers, and students at every level from grade school to graduate school. Members include librarians, writers, and illustrators as well as critics and teachers. It publishes two journals, the annual Children’s Literature and the Children’s Literature Association Quarterly, and publishes a book series as well. In addition to its annual meetings, the association presents panels at the meetings of the Modern Language Association.
We hope that members of the Children’s Literature Association will be drawn to the Triennal Congresses of FILLM, the next of which will be held in Vienna in 2020, and will find exchanges with our sister societies fruitful. We encourage members also to submit their work to the book series, FILLM Studies in Languages and Literatures, published by Benjamins. Lucy Pearson will represent the Children’s Literature Association on the FILLM Committee.
We look forward to our cooperation.
Once again, a heartfelt welcome."
Margaret R. Higonnet
FILLM President, 2017-2020
The Children's Literature Association
The Children's Literature Association is delighted to join FILLM and thanks Professor Margaret Higonnet for her welcome to the federation. Founded in 1972 , the Children's Literature Association is an international body with members from thirty-nine countries, committed to comparative scholarship in the field of literature for or adopted by children. Membership in FILLM represents an opportunity to further our commitment to intellectual freedom; we are pleased to have the opportunity to join with scholars from other disciplines to support research, critical thinking, and public dialogue in a global context.
We look forward to collaborating with other members of FILLM, and invite you to read and contribute to the journals affiliated with CHLA, Children's Literature, and the Children's Literature Association Quarterly. We also hope to welcome some of you to our annual conferences. The 2018 CHLA conference will be held 28-30 June in San Antonio, Texas, USA: the theme is "Refreshing Waters/Turbulent Waters". The 2019 CHLA conference will be held 13-16 June in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA: the theme is 'Activism and Empathy'.