What Do We Tell the Children?: Immigration, Race, and Historical Trauma in Canadian Children’s Literature

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There will be a panel on children’s literature at the Canadian Ethnic Studies Association conference taking place this weekend at the Hotel Fort Garry in Winnipeg. On Saturday, from 4:00 – 5:15 p.m. (Session W, no room specified as yet), there is a session entitled What do we tell the Children?: Immigration, Race, and Historical Trauma in Canadian Children’s Literature.

Speakers include:
Mavis Reimer: “Making it Home: Manufacturing Consent in Canadian Children’s Literature”;
Louise Saldanha: “Making Critical Space: Reflections on Race, Children’s Literature, and Canada”:
Adrienne Kertzer (U of Calgary): “Historical Trauma and Ethnicity in William Bell’s Young Adult Fiction.”

For more information follow this link:http://cesa.uwinnipeg.ca

Writing Through Race Panel at University of Winnipeg

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Friday, 28 September 2007 from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m.
Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall, third floor, University of Winnipeg

Writing Through Race, an upcoming panel presented by the University of Winnipeg and the Winnipeg International Writers Festival, will include Paul Yee, author of prizewinning children’s books Ghost Train, Roses Sing on New Snow, and Tales from Gold Mountain. Yee’s work also includes Saltwater City: The Story of Vancouver’s Chinese Community.

Other panelists include David Chariandry (Soucouyant) and Lawrence Hill (The Book of Negroes).