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The Centre for Research in Young People's Texts and Cultures (CRYTC) supports scholarly inquiry into literary, media, and other cultural texts for children and youth. Directed by Dr. Doris Wolf, with assistance from the Research Coordinator, Larissa Wodtke, the Centre provides a focus for research in the field at the University of Winnipeg, houses the journal Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures, facilitates the development and management of collaborative national and international research projects, hosts visiting speakers and researchers, and maintains links with other research centres in children's studies internationally... more



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Issue 7.1 of Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures is out now! See Jeunesse's website for more information about this issue, and about how to submit articles and how to subscribe.



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2015-16 David Almond Fellowships Call for Applications

August 28, 2015

DAVID ALMOND FELLOWSHIPS FOR RESEARCH IN CHILDREN’S LITERATURE 2015-16

Newcastle University’s School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics and Seven Stories, National Centre for Children’s Books are pleased to announce that the application process for 2015-6 David Almond Fellowships is now open.

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The awards recognise both David Almond’s contribution to children’s literature and his connections with these partner institutions: he is a patron of Seven Stories and an honorary graduate of Newcastle University.

The Fellowships aim to promote high-quality research in the Seven Stories collections that will call attention to their breadth and scholarly potential. The three awards of £300 each are to facilitate a research visit to the Seven Stories collections in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK of at least three days by a bona fide researcher working on a relevant project. Applications will be considered from candidates in any academic discipline. The successful applicants will have a clearly defined project that will benefit from having access to the Seven Stories collections (please see indicative information about the collections below). All applicants should consult the Seven Stories catalogue as part of preparing their applications: http://www.sevenstories.org.uk/collection/. A well-developed dissemination strategy will be an advantage. Priority will be given to the importance of the project and best use of the Seven Stories collections as judged by a senior member of the Children’s Literature Unit in the School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics at Newcastle University and a senior member of the Collections team at Seven Stories.

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Perry Nodelman Receives the International Brothers Grimm Award

July 2, 2015

The International Institute for Children’s Literature in Osaka (IICLO) is pleased to announce Perry Nodelman as the fifteenth recipient of the International Brothers Grimm Award.

In September 2014, IICLO sent questionnaires to 400 scholars in which they requested recommendations for candidates, and by the end of November 2014, the IICLO had selected 12 nominees. In December 2014, after researching these nominees and their achievements, the Japanese committee members narrowed the list of candidates down to the following four:

Clare Bradford (Australia)
Hans-Heino Ewers (Germany)
Perry Nodelman (Canada)
Roberta Seelinger Trites (U.S.A.)

In March 2015, a final meeting of the Japanese committee was held, and they decided that the winner was Professor Perry Nodelman in Canada. The award presentation ceremony and Professor Perry Nodelman’s commemorative lecture will be held on 21 November 2015. At the ceremony, a trophy and a prize of one million yen will be given by the Kinrankai Foundation, a supporter of the award.

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Jeunesse Articles Receive ChLA Awards

June 26, 2015

Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures is pleased to announce that two articles published in the journal were honoured at the 2015 Children’s Literature Association conference that took place in June in Richmond, Virginia.

The ChLA Article Award for outstanding article was awarded to Zetta Elliott for "The Trouble with Magic: Conjuring the Past in New York City Parks," published in Issue 5.2 (2013), and Rachel Conrad received the Honor Award for her article, "’We Are Masters at Childhood’: Time and Agency in Poetry by, for, and about Children," also published in Issue 5.2 (2013).

ChLA Article Awards are awarded annually by the Children’s Literature Association to recognize outstanding articles focusing on a literary, historical, theoretical, or cultural examination of children’s texts and/or children’s culture. Winning articles have been judged to provide new insights into the field, making a distinct or significant scholarly contribution to the understanding of children’s literature. The Children’s Literature Association is a non-profit association of scholars, critics, professors, students, librarians, teachers and institutions dedicated to the academic study of literature for children. ChLA recognizes exceptional scholarship in and service to the field of children’s literature by annually selecting recipients for awards promoting international scholarship; honoring undergraduate, graduate, and faculty scholarship; honoring lifetime service to the field; and celebrating works of literature for children of high literary merit.

Housed at the Centre for Research in Young People’s Texts and Cultures at the University of Winnipeg, Jeunesse is an interdisciplinary, refereed academic journal whose mandate is to publish research on and to provide a forum for discussion about cultural productions for, by, and about young people.

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Jacqueline Wilson Scholarship - University of Roehampton

June 2, 2015

UNIVERSITY OF ROEHAMPTON
Department of English and Creative Writing

Postgraduate research studentships – Jacqueline Wilson Scholarship

The University of Roehampton is pleased to make its annual Jacqueline Wilson Scholarship open to a general call for research topics in the field of children’s literature. This will be awarded to a postgraduate PhD student working in the field of children’s literature or creative writing for children. The Jacqueline Wilson Scholar will be based in the award-winning National Centre for Research in Children’s Literature (NCRCL) with access to the Children’s Literature Collection and archives, and will join a lively community of researchers, writers and students. This fully funded scholarship will cover home/EU fees of £4052 for Home/EU students and maintenance of £16,057 p.a. in 2015/16 for 3 years full-time subject to satisfactory progress.

The scholarship is open to new students only and preference may be given to proposals that build on the research interests of the NCRCL. These include, but are not limited to: philosophy; theory; historical fiction; landscape; domestic spaces; memory; reading. Applicants are encouraged to identify potential supervisors as part of their application.

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Transcultural Production of Children’s Literature in Postwar Taiwan: Liang Lin’s I Want a Big Rooster and Little Duckling Gets Back Home - A Lecture by Andrea Mei-Ying Wu

May 28, 2015

The Centre for Research in Young People’s Texts and Cultures is pleased to host a lecture by Dr. Andrea Mei-Ying Wu, a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Minnesota and Associate Professor at National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan. Her lecture, entitled “Transcultural Production of Children’s Literature in Postwar Taiwan: Liang Lin’s I Want a Big Rooster and Little Duckling Gets Back Home,” will take place from 10:00AM to 11:15AM on Thursday, June 11 in room 3M52 at the University of Winnipeg.

If globalization is to be understood as a process infused with dynamic and multi-dimensional interactions, communications, negotiations, and at times tensions and confrontations, it is significant to see how local subjects (re)imagine, (re)define, and represent themselves in the global context and how they react to and (re)appropriate the norms of the dominant in the transcultural process. This lecture will deal with the transcultural production of children’s literature in postwar Taiwan, with a focus on Liang Lin’s Wo yao da gongji (I Want a Big Rooster) and Xiao yaya huijia (Little Duckling Gets Back Home), two of the initial and representative publications of ertong duwu bianji xiaozu (the Editorial Task Force for Children’s Books) in the early postwar decades.

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