The Irish Society for the Study of Irish Literature–Call for Papers

Biennial Conference

 Theme: Be Merry and Wise: Children’s Literature from Chapbooks to the Digital Age.

Date: Friday 28th and Saturday 29th March 2014.

Venue: An Foras Feasa, NUI Maynooth.

 Call for Papers

 Children’s literature has always existed on a continuum between entertainment and instruction. Proposals are invited on the overall theme and associated topics in the context of both Irish and international literature for children, and also in relation to print and other media. Papers in both the Irish language and English language will be most welcome. Cuirfear fáilte roimh chainteanna as Gaeilge agus as Béarla.

Possible topics include but are not confined to:

  •  Textbooks and children’s literature;
  • Children’s literature in the classroom;
  • Digital humanities and the study of children’s literature;
  • Safety and cautionary tales;
  • Youth culture and the media;
  • Retelling and repackaging;
  • The power of the visual;
  • Drama and performance;
  • The history of publishing for children.

Proposals of 300 words maximum should be sent to Dr. Anne Markey, ISSCL President.


Subject line should read “ISSCL Proposal” to arrive no later than Monday 9th December 2013.

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