Irish Children’s Literature and Culture Symposium
Saturday, 5th December 2009
School of English, Drama and Film and Humanities Institute of Ireland, University College Dublin
Paper proposals are invited for a symposium on Irish Children’s Literature and Culture which will be held in the Humanities Institute of Ireland on Saturday 5th December. This symposium aims to explore the role that children’s literature played in constructions of national identity and the ways in which children’s books by Irish writers map contemporaneous assumptions about Irishness, childhood, gender, and class. A roundtable discussion will bring together leading scholars working on Irish Children’s Culture.
Papers also welcome on any aspect of Irish children’s literature and culture.
Confirmed speakers include Mary Shine Thompson, Valerie Coghlan, Celia Keenan, Éilis Ní Dhuibhne, Patricia Kennon, and Ciara Ní Bhroin.
Please send abstracts of 250-300 words for a 20-minute paper as well as brief biographical details to Dr Susan Cahill (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 9 November 2009.
If you would like to attend the symposium please register by emailing Dr Susan Cahill (email@example.com) by 9 November 2009.