Upcoming 2012: UBC Conference on Children’s Literature and Cultural Texts

“Stranger in a Strange Land”: Exploring Texts and Media for Young People Across Cultures and Continents is a Peer-Reviewed Graduate Student Conference on Children’s Literature and Cultural Texts with keynote speakers Elizabeth Marshall and Sarah Park held at the University of British Columbia on Saturday, April 28, 2012. This is a one-day conference showcasing graduate research that explores and questions any facet of children’s literature. We are particularly interested in research that draws upon the broadly interpreted themes of navigation, exploration, and narrative.

If you are interested in presenting or attending our conference, please feel free to find out more information from our website or email us at [email protected] with “Conference Query” in the subject line. We are open for submissions and the deadline for proposals is March 1, 2012. Registration is also open at this point, both manually and through PayPal. Online registration is encouraged. The conference fee of $18 for students and presenters, and $35 for faculty and professionals, includes morning and afternoon refreshments and a catered lunch.

We hope that you will consider sending in a presentation proposal or supporting the important scholarship being discussed by graduate students, by attending the conference and making it memorable with rigorous discussion and feedback. We will also be having creative writing presentations throughout the day. Join us for a day of fascinating presentations and ground-breaking student research at beautiful UBC.