Jeunesse Articles Receive ChLA Awards

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Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures is pleased to announce that two articles published in the journal were honoured at the 2015 Children’s Literature Association conference that took place in June in Richmond, Virginia.

The ChLA Article Award for outstanding article was awarded to Zetta Elliott for “The Trouble with Magic: Conjuring the Past in New York City Parks,” published in Issue 5.2 (2013), and Rachel Conrad received the Honor Award for her article, “‘We Are Masters at Childhood’: Time and Agency in Poetry by, for, and about Children,” also published in Issue 5.2 (2013).

ChLA Article Awards are awarded annually by the Children’s Literature Association to recognize outstanding articles focusing on a literary, historical, theoretical, or cultural examination of children’s texts and/or children’s culture. Winning articles have been judged to provide new insights into the field, making a distinct or significant scholarly contribution to the understanding of children’s literature. The Children’s Literature Association is a non-profit association of scholars, critics, professors, students, librarians, teachers and institutions dedicated to the academic study of literature for children. ChLA recognizes exceptional scholarship in and service to the field of children’s literature by annually selecting recipients for awards promoting international scholarship; honoring undergraduate, graduate, and faculty scholarship; honoring lifetime service to the field; and celebrating works of literature for children of high literary merit.

Housed at the Centre for Research in Young People’s Texts and Cultures at the University of Winnipeg, Jeunesse is an interdisciplinary, refereed academic journal whose mandate is to publish research on and to provide a forum for discussion about cultural productions for, by, and about young people.

Jacqueline Wilson Scholarship – University of Roehampton

UNIVERSITY OF ROEHAMPTON
Department of English and Creative Writing

Postgraduate research studentships – Jacqueline Wilson Scholarship

The University of Roehampton is pleased to make its annual Jacqueline Wilson Scholarship open to a general call for research topics in the field of children’s literature. This will be awarded to a postgraduate PhD student working in the field of children’s literature or creative writing for children. The Jacqueline Wilson Scholar will be based in the award-winning National Centre for Research in Children’s Literature (NCRCL) with access to the Children’s Literature Collection and archives, and will join a lively community of researchers, writers and students. This fully funded scholarship will cover home/EU fees of £4052 for Home/EU students and maintenance of £16,057 p.a. in 2015/16 for 3 years full-time subject to satisfactory progress.

The scholarship is open to new students only and preference may be given to proposals that build on the research interests of the NCRCL. These include, but are not limited to: philosophy; theory; historical fiction; landscape; domestic spaces; memory; reading. Applicants are encouraged to identify potential supervisors as part of their application.

The Department of English and Creative Writing with over 600 students and 33 academic staff, has a growing international reputation for its research and teaching excellence. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), 80% of all our research publications were ranked as “world leading” or “internationally excellent” for their impact. The successful candidate will become part of an active and growing community of postgraduate scholars in a vibrant research culture, established external collaborations with London institutions and a very good track record of student success.

The Department is looking for candidates of the highest quality, capable of submitting a Ph.D. thesis within 3 years. Applicants should have completed an MA degree in a relevant subject, such as children’s literature, reading or memory, prior to the start of the studentship. Applicants should also be able to demonstrate strong research capabilities and fluency in spoken and written English that meets the university’s entrance criteria for doctoral study.

The University of Roehampton is set on a beautiful, traditional campus in south-west London. The University provides its students with exceptional facilities, high quality teaching and a close-knit, collegiate experience. It has a diverse student body and a cosmopolitan outlook, with students from over 130 countries.

Deadline for applications: 3 July 2015
Interviews will be held on 8 July 2015.

For further information or for informal discussion please contact Professor David Rudd: d.rudd@roehampton.ac.uk.