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 the Canada Research Chair in the Culture of Childhood, Mavis Reimer, 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
Issue 4.2 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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"Migrating Multiculturalism: Representing Canadian Multiculturalism to International Audiences" by Mavis Reimer and Doris Wolf
April 8, 2013
Mavis Reimer and Doris Wolf will be giving a presentation entitled "Migrating Multiculturalism: Representing Canadian Multiculturalism to International Audiences" to the UW Youth and Culture Research Cluster on Thursday, April 11 from 12:00 to 1:30 in 1L06.
Countries around the globe often hold up Canadian multiculturalism as an achievement to be emulated. Within the Canadian academy, however, multiculturalism has been subjected to thoroughgoing critiques and we tend to be highly skeptical about the successes of multiculturalism. What happens when we are invited to participate as scholars in discussions of multiculturalism in international contexts because of Canada’s reputation in this area? Please join us in a conversation about presenting and representing Canadian multicultural young people’s texts in contexts beyond Canada.
See poster here: http://crytc.uwinnipeg.ca/pdf/Migrating_Multiculturalism_Flyer.pdf
All are welcome to attend.To find out more, please click here.
CFP - Special Issue of Jeunesse: Consumption
April 4, 2013
Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures invites essay submissions for a special issue addressing the many interpretations of consumption and their meanings in relation to youth texts and culture(s). We welcome essays that consider registers of race, class, gender, and disability. Essays should be between 6,000 and 9,000 words in length and prepared for blind peer-review.
Consumption is a vehicle through which we come to understand proprietary relationships with people, places, bodies, and identities. If food is the primary signifier when we think of consumption, how might we read metaphoric consumption (of capital, culture, and place, for instance) in light of notions of necessity and survival?
Submissions are requested by: 15 December 2013.To find out more, please click here.
2013 David Almond Fellows
March 15, 2013
Seven Stories, National Centre for Childrens Books and the Childrens Literature Unit (CLU) in Newcastle Universitys School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics are pleased to announce details of the three 2013 Fellows. Normally only two Fellowships are awarded each year but the field was so strong extraordinary measures were taken to enable three scholars to visit Newcastle and work in the Seven Stories collections. During their time in Newcastle David Almond Fellows also have the opportunity to discuss their work with staff and students in the Children’s Literature Unit (http://www.ncl.ac.uk/elll/about/childrensliterature/) and to meet David Almond.To find out more, please click here.
Call for Canada Research Chair in Children, Youth and Global Development
March 12, 2013
The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) at Dalhousie University invites applications for a Tier I Canada Research Chair on "Children, Youth and Global Development." The appointment will be at the rank of Professor and will be conditional on the successful applicant being approved as a Tier 1 Research Chair by the CRC secretariat, with an anticipated start date of 1 July 2014. The position is open with regard to disciplinary specialization, with a primary appointment in one of the Facultys Departments (Classics, English, French, German, History, International Development Studies, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Russian Studies, Sociology and Social Anthropology, Spanish and Latin American Studies or Theatre). A research emphasis on the area of children, youth and conflict would be an asset. Dalhousie University has growing strength in the broad area of "Children and Youth in Challenging Contexts," including researchers in the School of Social Work and the Faculty of Medicine as well as FASS. This strength is reflected, for example, in a new Network Centres of Excellence Knowledge Mobilization grant on Children in Challenging Contexts and the Centre for Foreign Policy Studies Child Soldiers/Conflict Affected Youth initiatives. The successful candidate will be expected to sustain a strong research program of their own, and in so doing actively contribute to intra- and inter-faculty collaborations in this area of emphasis.To find out more, please click here.
ARCYP Program at 2013 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences
March 5, 2013
Assocation for Research in Cultures of Young People
June 4, 2013
University of Victoria
9:00 – 10:15 a.m. - "Growing up Global": Childhoods in a Transnational Context
Chair: Natalie Coulter, (Department of Communication Studies, York University)
- Chiu, Hsin-fu, (Department of Applied Linguistics, UCLA) "Language, Interaction, and Social Identity in the Chinese Diasporic Speech Community"
- A. Clotilde Houchon, (Department of Educational and Environmental Psychology, University of Utah). "Disguised as Dick Tracy: Comics, Safe House, and Transmigrant Youth"
- Rachel Winslow, (Department of Sociology and History, Westmont College). "Citizens of the World? Debates over Childhood and Citizenship in the Wake of Operation Babylift"
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. - Genderqueer Children and Youth
Chair: Naomi Hamer, (Department of English, University of Winnipeg)
- Rob Bittner, (Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Womens Studies, SFU). "I Can See Me!: Emerging Genders in Literature for Young People"
- Natasha Hurley, (Department of English and Film Studies, University of Alberta). "The Further Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Imagining GenderQueer Youth and Transgender History"
- Derritt Mason, (Department of English and Film Studies, University of Alberta). "Adolescence is a Drag: Narrating the Teen Queen in Young Adult Fiction"
12:15 – 1:30 p.m. – ARCYP AGM and LUNCH
2:00 – 3:40 p.m. – Institutional Spaces, Geographies, and Environments of Young People
Chair: Peter Cumming, (Coordinator, Childrens Studies Program in the Department of Humanities, York University)
- Katherine Fincham-Louis, (Department of Languages and Literature, University of Nicosia, Cyprus) "Sometimes I dont want to be English: Greek English-Speaking Children in State Elementary Schools in the Republic of Cyprus Report on Issues of Identity"
- Elizabeth J. Meyer, (Google-CSU Digital Ambassador and Assistant Professor, Shool of Education, California Polytechnic University), Annie Pullen Sansfaçon, (School of Social Work, Université de Montréal), Audrey-Anne Dumais-Michaud, (Université de Montréal), Marie-Joëlle, (Université de Montréal), Kimberley Manning, (Department of Political Science, Concordia University), and Jake Pyne, (Ryerson University). "Reframing the problem: Using Social Action Research to support gender creative and transgender youth"
- Naomi Hamer, (Department of English, University of Winnipeg). "The Eric Carle Picture Book Museum (USA) and Seven Stories: The National Centre for Childrens Books (UK): Redesigning the interactive spaces of the childrens museum for the literacy education of young people"
4:00 – 5:30 p.m. – ROUNDTABLE (OPEN SESSION): Dis-Orders: Intersections between Critical Disability Studies and Youth Studies
Chair: Louise Saldanha (Department of Arts and Education, Grand Prairie Regional College)
A roundtable redressing a lack of sustained critical attention between critical disability and youth studies. Roundtable participants will include:
- Brenda LeFrancois, School of Social Work and Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland
- Laurence Parent, Department of the Humanities, Concordia University
- Kim Sawchuck, Chair in Mobile Media Studies and Professor, Department of Communication Studies, Concordia University
- Esther Ignagni, School of Disability Studies, Ryerson University
7:00 – 10:00 p.m. – ARCYP Annual Dinner and Drinks
All members, participants, and attendees are welcome!To find out more, please click here.