11 January 2007

The Post-Modernization of Fairy Tales?

Yet another children’s-literature conference coming here to Boston, and here's an interesting call for papers:

The Children’s Literature Society of the ALA seeks abstracts for its panel on “Fairy Tales and Children’s Literature” at the American Literature Association Conference to be held May 24-27, 2007, at The Westin Copley Place in Boston, MA.

Fairy tales have long been a staple of children’s literature, both in and of themselves and in the way they are used throughout the body of children’s literature. For this reason, the Children’s Literature Society of ALA is looking for proposals for papers that discuss the way fairy tales continue to play an important role in children’s literature. Papers or panels are welcome and can address any facet of fairy tales and American children’s literature, including, but not limited to the following:
  • Novel retellings of fairy tales such as Zel, Beauty, Ella Enchanted
  • Picture book retellings such as in David Wiesner's The Three Pigs
  • More subtle ways uses of fairy tales, as in Lois Lowry's Number the Stars or Katherine Paterson's The Great Gilly Hopkins
  • The post-modernization of fairy tales
  • Fairy tales and children’s films
Please send panel proposals or paper abstracts (250-500 words) to:
Michelle Pagni Stewart
[mstewart and the at-sign msjc and then a dot and edu]
Department of English
Mt. San Jacinto College
28237 La Piedra Rd
Menifee, CA 92584
Deadline for proposals and abstracts: January 25, 2007

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