CFP – Literature. Children. Time.

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The Ukrainian Research Centre of Children and Youth literature is pleased to invite you to participate in the 2nd International Symposium dedicated to the investigation of the children’s and youth literature, “Literature. Children. Time,” that is going to be held in Lviv from 1 – 5 June 2010.

The Ukrainian Research Centre of Children and Youth literature is pleased to invite you to participate in the 2nd International Symposium dedicated to the investigation of the children’s and youth literature, “Literature. Children. Time,” that is going to be held in Lviv from 1 – 5 June 2010.

The program of the Symposium includes a scientific conference (from 3 – 5 June: plenary sessions, talks, workshops, panel discussions and poster presentations), and roundtable meetings with the authors and with the children’s literature translators.

The Conference will focus on the following topics:

  • Literature for children and youth as a special phenomenon
  • Translated literature for children and youth
  • Psychological-receptive aspect of the investigation of children’s and youth literature
  • Modern pedagogical-methodical ways of motivation to the reading
  • Modernizations of libraries for children and youth
  • The influence of the illustrations on the perception of the text
  • Design and decoration of the books: traditions and the future
  • Reading nation – literature for children in Ukraine and in the exile

Symposium Languages: Ukrainian, Russian, English, German.

The conference papers will be published in advance in the specialized scientific magazine of the Ukrainian Research Center of Children and Youth Literature. The requirements are as follows:

  • Up to 12 pages (0.5 printer’s sheet – 20 000 characters);
  • Times New Roman font, 14 point type, Normal style, 1.5 line-to-line spacing, 2.5 cm margins; English.
  • Conference fee:
    50 EUROS – for participants from Eastern Europe and Africa
    100 EUROS – for participants from other countries
    5 EUROS per one page of the paper upon acceptance notification
    This includes:
    1. Access to the conference
    2. Tea/coffee breaks on June 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
    3. Lunches on June 3,4,5
    4. Wine reception on June 1 and 5.
    5. Participation in all planned presentations
    6. Walking tour of Lviv in English and German.

Payment method: Fees must be paid at the registration desk in Lviv.

Deadline: An application form and the conference papers have to be sent by 15 May 2010 to e-mail: urccyl@gmail.com.