Barnboken – Journal of Children’s Literature Research
Call for papers – Nature in Literature for Children and Young People
Ecocriticism or “green reading” is a research focus that has gained ground in recent years in relation to literature for children and young people. As regards descriptions of natural phenomena, animation of the landscape, and anthropomorphisation, it is a fact that nature has played and continues to play a key role in literature for children and young people. Environmental activism and climate change are themes that have come into literature over the past fifty years. Barnboken therefore welcomes articles dealing with studies of the ways in which the relationship between man, nature and the environment is depicted in children’s literature. Scholarly articles are welcomed for the 2011 issues of Barnboken – Journal of Children’s Literature Research.
Possible subject areas:
- Nature and its place in contemporary children’s literature/picture books
- The environmental activist in literature for young people – hero or villain?
- The faces of climate change in literature for children and young people
- Faeces and corpses on the rise
- Animals, mankind and the metamorphosis
- Nature as “the other” – culture vs non-culture
- Animals and nature in contemporary nonfiction books for children
Articles must not have been previously published or presented in other contexts.
Please submit a 300 word abstract by email to firstname.lastname@example.org including:
1)The title of the article
2)The name, affiliation and email address of the author
Abstracts must be submitted no later than 15 February 2010. Articles that are accepted will be published during 2011. A guide to our reference and note system may be found at www.sbi.kb.se. You may also contact the editor, Lillemor Torstensson, for further information.
Barnboken – Journal of Children’s Literature Research is peer reviewed. The members of the editorial board are: Senior Lecturer Stefan Mählqvist, Professor Maria Nikolajeva, Janina Orlov, PhD, and Agneta Rehal, PhD. Barnboken is published by The Swedish Institute for Children’s Books and receives financial support from Vetenskapsrådet (The Swedish Research Council). In addition to articles and papers, every issue also contains reviews of new theoretical publications and information concerning topical research. There are two issues annually, and it will also be available in Open Access form beginning in 2010. Barnboken publishes articles in Swedish, Danish, Norwegian and English.
For further information please contact
Sbi, The Swedish Institute for Children’s Books
Lillemor Torstensson, editor
SE-113 22 Stockholm, SWEDEN
Tel: +46 (0)8-54 54 20 51, email@example.com